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Staff Picks


August 2019 Staff Picks

David’s Pick: Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell One of Orwell’s funniest and most visceral books, Down and Out describes, in glorious and squalid detail, some months


June 2019 Staff Picks

David’s Pick: Rupture: The Crisis of Liberal Democracy by Manuel Castells This brief but dense book addresses the recent turn to the right, in some cases to the far right, in


April 2019 Staff Picks

Jayme’s Pick: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman People can see into the future; lives and deaths are predetermined at birth; magic, especially women’s magic, plays an important role. To give


February 2019 Staff Picks

Brenda’s Pick: My brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante This novel introduces the full depth of friendship that develops between two young girls born in Naples, Italy: Lila and Lenù. Growing up in


August 2018 Staff Picks

David’s Pick : The Death of Homo Economicus by Peter Fleming This blistering, hilarious, & occasionally horrifying survey of the current state of capitalism & neoliberalism will make your hair stand on end.


June 2018 Staff Picks

David’s Pick: The Rub of Time by Martin Amis Amis, who touts himself as “the only hereditary novelist in the Anglophone literary corpus”, is pretty authoritative when writing about literature, even when so much


April 2018 Staff Picks

Brenda’s Picks – “I am not your negro” DVD by  James Baldwin; Between the world and me by Ta-Nehisi Coates These two items provide a deep insight into racial politics in the US,