Our Spring 2013 Reading List

Ghana Must Go by Taiye SelasiMatt Borondy, Publisher/Editor: I’m reading Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan, The Still Point of the Turning World by Emily Rapp, and I just finished A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.

Jullianne Ballou, Assistant Editor: I’m reading an advance copy of Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass, by Murphy Hicks Henry.

Robert Birnbaum, Editor-at-Large: I’m reading Wash by Margaret Wrinkle, How Literature Saved my Life by David Shields, In Partial Disgrace by Charles Newman, The Democracy Project by David Graeber, and Masaryk Station by David Downing. There are more, but I realize listing them is just showing off which I am not averse to but hey…

Hilarie Ashton, Assistant Editor: I’m reading Claire Bidwell Smith’s memoir of the deaths of her parents, The Rules of Inheritance – it’s helping me with the memoir I’m writing of my own mother, who died three months ago. I’m also reading Benoit Peeters’ Derrida, Amitav Ghosh’s In an Antique Land, Julia Alvarez’s De cómo las muchachas García perdieron el acento, and Nicholas Birns’ Theory After Theory.

James Warner, Fiction Editor: Currently reading Tom Piccirilli’s The Last Kind Words, Daniel Sada’s Almost Never, and Rob Davidson’s The Farther Shore.

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