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Some of Nelson's stories can get repetitive, but they remain funny, dark, graceful, and engaging anyway.
A first novel explores themes of love, loss, and family.
Empathy, quiet humor, and extraordinary attention to minor details make this novel about a Southern family a success.
Voodoo rituals, the last automobile on earth, and utopia make for a bizarre graphic novel with evocative art.
Feed Me! is a beautifully written essay collection, but it proves we still have a long way to go toward freeing ourselves form the grips of a cultural ideal of the female form.
While cruising CNN, I came across 'Why women are leaving men for other women,' which naturally peaked my curiosity. Granted, it's a report from oprah.com, but a new buzz word, not coined by Ms. O, is 'sexual fluidity,' based on recent scientific studies by Dr. Lisa Diamond (who also wrote a book on the studies), about women's sexual preferences, which the article discussed. The studies report that 'fluidity represents a capacity to respond erotically in unexpected ways due to particular situations or relationships. It doesn't appear to be something a woman can control.' Hmmm...fluidity.
This collection features stories about women facing doom in a male-dominated world. Unfortunately, the characters aren't compelling enough to make us care.
New Yorkers, it's time to go hungry for the hungry. On May 6, skip lunch (or bring something from home) and donate your daily food moola to City Harvest , which helps feed hungry New Yorkers, especially children. It's part of the Skip Lunch Fight Hunger campaign. You can register to participate as a team or an individual. Teams will get a kit with paper lunch bags so that members can go out on the sixth to collect donations. Last year they raised about $500,000 and this year they've made their goal $600,000. Come on, New York BUSTies - get out there and help the people that need it.
Bernardine Evaristo's first prose novel reverses history and covers some ambitious ground.
A hard-core, eye candy-filled anthology you'll peruse again and again.