Literature

Dazzle of the Day

Karen Joy Fowler bookmarks "Dazzle of Day" by Molly Gloss.

"The Elephant's Journey" by Julie Schumacher

"Dear Committee Members" author Julie Schumacher recommends Portuguese Nobel Lauaureate José Saramago's retelling of a true tale.

Kamikaze Diaries

Ruth Ozeki bookmarks "Kamikaze Diaries" by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney.

Society is Nix

Chris Ware bookmarks "Society Is Nix" by Peter Maresca.

Reasons of the State

Stanley Crouch bookmarks "Reasons of State" by Alejo Carpentier.

Wide Sargasso Sea

Jean Rhys takes up a "mad" wife’s story in “Wide Sargasso Sea,” an overlooked novel recommended by “Handmaid’s Tale” author Margaret Atwood.

Junot Diaz recommends Samuel R. Delany's reverse-chronology novel that captures the tragic story of a closeted poet who struggles to reckon with his desires.

Kafka was the Rage

Jonathan Lethem bookmarks "Kafka Was the Rage" by Anatole Broyard....

From the Codex Seraphinianus

The "Codex Seraphinianus" has a magical air to it, full of bizarre illustrations and beautiful calligraphy in a made-up language. Publisher Charles Miers told Charles why he published the book, and why trying to understand it isn't really the point.

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