This Week’s News

The “mighty” Fat, Pretty, and Soon to be Old by Kimberly Dark was recommended by the Advocate on January 2.

Big Other published their most anticipated books of 2020 list on January 3. It included Your New Feeling Is the Artifact of a Bygone Era by Chad Bennett (Sarabande Books), Bit Tyrants by Rob Larson (Haymarket Books), A Nail the Evening Hangs On by Monica Sok (Copper Canyon Press), Pain Studies by Lisa Olstein (Bellevue Literary Press), Social Poetics by Mark Nowak (Coffee House Press), Repetition Nineteen by Monica de la Torre (Nightboat Books), The Malevolent Volume by Justin Phillip Reed (Coffee House Press), Rue by Kathryn Nuernberger (BOA Edition), DMZ Colony by Don Mee Choi (Wave), The Sky Contains the Plans by Matthew Rohrer (Wave Books), Obit by Victoria Chang (Copper Canyon Press), Apsara Engine by Bishakh Som (The Feminist Press at CUNY), Year of the Dog by Deborah Paredez (BOA Editions), Shrapnel Maps by Philip Metres (Copper Canyon Press).

School Library Journal recommended Comics: Easy as ABC by Ivan Brunetti (TOON Books/TOON Graphics) in a December 27 roundup of nonfiction picture books. It also recommended The White Snake by Ben Nadler (TOON Books/TOON Graphics) in two roundups of fairytales, folktales, and religious tales on December 14 and unconventional children books on December 25.

An excerpt from Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work by Rupert Sheldrake (Monkfish Book Publishing) and an article by Tirzah Firestone (Wounds into Wisdom, Monkfish Book Publishing) appeared in the December/February Edition of Common Ground Magazine. Firestone was also interviewed on the Dr. Pat Show on January 6.

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