In our afternoon reading: remembrances of Joe Matt, an interview with Isle McElroy, and more.
Weekend Bites: Marta Balcewicz’s Playlist, Leslie Pietrzyk on Writing, Arnold Dreyblatt’s Latest, and More
In our weekend reading: a playlist from Marta Balcewicz, thoughts on a new album of minimalist compositions, and more.
Morning Bites: Marta Balcewicz’s Recommendations, John Vaillant on Nature, Robert Bingham’s Stories, and More
In our morning reading: book recommendations from Marta Balcewicz, prologues considered, and more.
How, exactly, did we get to May already? Normally, we’d make a joke here about the collapse of time and space or something similarly esoteric, but the hour is at hand when we should get to the recommending of books. And so here are some book recommendations for the month we’re in — and, if you’re behind on your reading, these books aren’t going anywhere.
Cheers for Drowning Girls by Marta Balcewicz Lisa’s never seen anyone throw their clothes off so quickly. Walter tosses his esoteric-skater-logo t-shirt and green socks on top of his towel. He darts across the beach without looking back and lunges into the lake with a loud splash. A few seconds pass and he reappears, takes a breath, and goes back underwater.