Vol.1 Brooklyn’s May 2021 Book Preview

May 2021 books

Well, it’s May. The last two weeks have brought to mind both winter and summer; evidently, spring this year is going for more of a median than an actual season. Much like that fluctuation, May brings with it a wide-ranging cohort of books, encompassing everything from bold travelogues to surreal comics. What are we excited about reading this month? Here are a few of the books that caught our eye.

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The Space Between Genres: On Reading Nicole Kornher-Stace’s “Archivist Wasp”

Archivist Wasp by Nicole Kornher-Stace Big Mouth House/Small Beer Press, 256 p. At some point, I’m going to be able to think of an easy way to describe Nicole Kornher-Stace’s Archivist Wasp.┬áMaybe I am, anyway. On the one hand, it’s a deeply primal story: a hero following the lead of a more ambiguous figure, journeying on a quest into the underworld, and facing demons personal and literal along the way. It’s classified as YA–at least, that’s one of the genres […]

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