What does the month of June have in store for us? When it comes to books, plenty. A few debut novels we’ve been excited about since they were first announced, some new works by longtime Vol.1 Brooklyn favorites, and some works in translation that promise to expand our horizons. Here’s a look at some of the books that have us most intrigued for the month to come.
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from André Alexis’s new novel, an interview with David Leo Rice, and much more.
Jonathan Edwards, Rabbi
by David Leo Rice
My family, let there be no obfuscation or mincing of words by dint of false modesty, is descended from a long, long line of Northampton Jews, going all the way back to its most prominent and controversial rabbi, Jonathan Edwards himself, considered by many to have been the town’s founder, in spirit if not also in deed.
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Saul Steinberg and Yukiko Motoya, nonfiction by Kristen Arnett, and more.
In our morning reading: revisiting a classic by Ursula K. Le Guin, thoughts on literary hoaxes and mythologized hometowns, and more.
In our weekend reading: new fiction by Mark Doten, Chandra Steele, and David Leo Rice; a hundred great horror stories; and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Sloane Crosley’s new book, revisiting nonexistent islands, and more.
Atheism by David Leo Rice Last year our town finally shuttered the Church. Momentum had been growing for a long time beforehand, maybe as long as I’d been living there, maybe as long as anyone had. The will to move on from ancient religion had been growing and growing in the mind of the people, but the fact that the Mayor actually did it was seen by almost everyone, both for and against, as a landmark event. There were no […]