This Week’s News and Reviews

Hurry Please I Want to Know
by Paul Griner
Sarabande Books • May 2015 • 9781936747955
“In just over 1000 words, Griner perfectly captures the way our pasts, presents, and potential futures impact our everyday interactions—and the way our entire lives can be defined by those everyday interactions.”—Oprah Daily

Daybook from Sheep Meadow: The Notebooks of Tallis Martinson
by Peter Dimock
Deep Vellum Publishing • June 2021 • 9781646050598
“The intricacy of the ‘method’ each narrator devises itself indicates that ordinary language alone can’t reverse the linguistic corruption brought about by the public officials who convert ordinary language into an instrument for the adulteration of truth.”—Fullstop

What Adults Don’t Know About Art: Inspiring young minds to love and enjoy art
Ed. Alain de Botton
The School of Life • May 2021 • 9781912891290
“This book is great for a reader who is looking to expand their knowledge about art.”—Youth Services Book Review

Sorry, Mrs. Cake!
by Kate Milner
Tiny Owl Publishing • September 2021 • 9781910328781
“I would especially recommend this to kids who like to cook and eat different foods. It would also make a great read aloud with a community theme.”—Youth Services Book Review

Justine Bateman, author of Face: One Square Foot of Skin (Akashic Books) is one of InStyle’s “Badass 50.” Kathleen Ossip, author of July (Sarabande Books), was interviewed by McSweeney’s on July 12. Coffee House Press was featured in a Book Riot indie press spotlight this month about “How Falling in Love With an Indie Press Has Changed Me As a Reader.” SpyTalk newsletter reviewed the “dazzling” Untraceable (New Vessel Press) on July 18.

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