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On Women Who Run With the Wolves

Women Who Run With the Wolves

Clarissa Pinkola Estés

A Jungian psychoanalyst and self-named cantadora, or keeper of stories, Clarissa Pinkola Estés here collects myths, fairy tales, fables, and many other stories old and new about the inner and outer lives of women.

The Factory

Hiroko Oyamada

Three workers reluctantly take jobs at the factory.

Craft in the Real World

Matthew Salesses

In Craft in the Real World, Matthew Salesses sets out to upend the traditional fiction writing workshop—which was established by, about, and for white male writers.

Matrix

Lauren Groff

Marie is seventeen and a giant of a woman, taller and broader and stronger than those around her.

Sea of Tranquility

Emily St. John Mandel

It’s 2203, and Olive Llewellyn has traveled from her home on the moon to earth, where she is on a book tour.

The Glass Hotel

Emily St. John Mandel

Late one night, at a luxury hotel reachable only by boat, someone scrawls Why don’t you swallow broken glass on a huge picture window.

Spear

Nicola Griffith

An unnamed girl lives in a cave with her mother, in a wild wood warded against danger and those who would seek them out.

The Power of Myth

Joseph Campbell & Bill Moyers

In a series of interviews that took place in the years 1985 and 1986, journalist Bill Moyers spoke with the famous scholar and teacher of mythology, Joseph Campbell.

The Nightlife

Elise Paschen

In this collection are infidelities and funerals, umbrellas hurtled by the wind, landmines hidden in sand, and tightly wound rhymes that hint of a spirit coiled, waiting in the dark.

Babel-17

Samuel R. Delany

Rydra Wong is a poet, a captain, an erstwhile cryptographer, and a burgeoning telepath.

In this well-argued polemic, Devon Price outlines three tenets of what they term the “laziness lie”: that your worth is your productivity, that you cannot trust your own feelings and limits, and that there is always more you should be doing.

In Drift(er), Jake Skeets addresses the Richard Avedon photo that adorns the book’s cover: “to drift is to be carried by a current of air or water / but men are not the teeth / of their verbs.”

False narratives

On An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

In the opening poem in this collection, Tishani Doshi addresses her reader: “I agree to turn my skin inside out, / to reinvent every lost word, to burnish, / to steal, to do what I must / in order to singe your lungs.”

Black Sun

Rebecca Roanhorse

On the solstice, in the city of Tova, there will be a convergence—a total eclipse of the sun.

The Sentence

Louise Erdrich

Tookie works in a bookstore, and Flora—her most annoying, and most loyal, customer—has just died. This does not mean she has left the bookstore.