What does April have in store for avid readers? Mind-expanding fiction, incisive nonfiction, and emotionally affecting poetry — and that’s just the beginning. What is perhaps most notable about this month’s intriguing books is how wide a range they cover, from traditional to experimental. Regardless of where your own tastes fall, there’s likely something due out this month that will get your attention. Here’s a look at some of the April books that have piqued ours.
In our morning reading: a playlist from Gabriel Blackwell, Chris Jackson on editing, and more.
In our weekend reading: reviews of books by Brian Evenson and Josip Novakovich, an interview with Margo Jefferson, and more.
ALL CAPS by Gabriel Blackwell The reasons the woman had threatened the parents of the murdered child were now, she admitted, more or less completely incomprehensible to her. These were not her exact words. I don’t know what I was thinking, your Honor, when I told him . . . She was wearing a blazer and diamond earrings, but the newspapers covering the trial, having already discovered the woman’s social media accounts, chose to run a photo in which she […]
In our weekend reading: interviews with Jessie Chaffee and Alexandra Kleeman, fiction by Gabriel Blackwell, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Jenny Zhang and Achy Obejas, Geoff Dyer on tennis events, and more.
In our morning reading: Marcy Dermansky on art, thoughts on music and the Women’s March, and more.
I always get something wrong in these. There’s generally one book that I utterly forget to include, remember two days later, and curse myself for leaving out. And this year, I’m throwing in some thoughts on music, so that should offer even more opportunities for retrospective regret. I’m getting in just under the wire with this one, yes indeed.