--non-fic--

biographies + memoirs

  • Virginia Woolf, Hermione Lee
  • Modern Nature, Derek Jarman
  • Heavy, Kiese Laymon
  • The Recovering, Leslie Jamison
  • Prairie Fires, Caroline Fraser
  • Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag, Sigrid Nunez
  • Into the Whirlwind, Eugenia Ginzburg
  • The Chronology of Water, Lidia Yuknavitch
  • London War Notes by Mollie Panter-Downes (Persephone Books)
  • Memories of a Catholic Girlhood by Mary McCarthy
  • Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas, Donna M. Lucey
  • By the Iowa Sea by Joe Blair
  • French Lessons: A Memoir by Alice Kaplan
  • Returning to Reims by Didier Eribon
  • The Autobiography of Malcom X
  • My Wars Are Laid Away in Book: The Life of Emily Dickinson by Alfred Habegger
  • Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom
  • Few Eggs and No Oranges by Vere Hodgson
  • Tiny Moons: A Year of Eating in Shanghai by Nina Mingya Powles

race

  • Whorled by Ed Bok Lee
  • The History of White People, Nell Irvin
  • How the Irish Became White, Noel Ignatiav
  • Frantz Fanon
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  • Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis

gender/sexuality

  • Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir, Paul Monette
  • No Modernism Without Lesbians by Diana Souhami
  • Cruising Utopia by José Esteban Muñoz
  • Sarah Schulman
    • Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York
    • Gentrification of the Mind

war

  • The Great War and Modern Memory, Paul Fussell
  • London War Notes by Mollie Panter-Downes (Persephone Books)
  • Dispatches by Michael Herr

history (general)

  • Russian recs: https://www.janetfitchwrites.com/books/marinam/mm-research
  • Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
  • The Black Jacobins by C. L. R. James
  • Black Walden: Slavery and Its Aftermath in Concord, Massachusetts by Elise Lemire
  • The Frozen Ship: The Histories and Tales of Polar Exploration by Sarah Moss

art, literature, culture

  • Ways of Seeing, John Berger
  • Among the Thugs, Bill Buford
  • The Summer Game, Roger Angell
  • Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between by Eric Nusbaum
  • Songs from an Empty Cage: Poetry, Mystery, Anabaptism, and Peace by Jeff Gundy

geography

  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs
  • The World Without Us, Alan Weisman
  • Prisoners of Geography, Tim Marshall

politics

  • A People's History of the Supreme Court, Peter H. Irons
  • The Management of Savagery: How America’s National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump by Max Blumenthal

--poetry--

  • Denise Levertov
  • Robert Lowell
  • Patricia Lockwood
  • Henri Cole
  • Rabbit by Sophie Robinson
  • Mary Jean Chan - Fleche
  • The Dream of Reason by Jenny George
  • Love, Death, and the Changing of the Seasons by Marilyn Hacker
  • Tenderness by Derrick Austin
  • Touched by Luther Hughes
  • Chessy Normile
  • Our World by MARY OLIVER

--fiction--

  • A Time to Be Born, Dawn Powell
  • At Swim, Two Boys, Jamie O'Neill
  • The Snow Garden, Christopher Rice
  • Last Seen Leaving, Caleb Roehrig
  • Deathless, Catherynne M. Valente
  • Alice Munro
  • Circe, Madeline Miller
  • Pachinko, Min Jin Lee
  • The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
  • Leonard and Hungry Paul, Ronan Hession
  • Lie With Me, Philippe Besson
  • The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer
  • When Watched, Leopoldine Core
  • Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, T Kira Madden
  • Knockout, John Jodzio
  • As Meat Loves Salt, Maria McCann
  • The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco
  • The Topeka School, Ben Lerner
  • Flights, Olga Tokarczuk
  • Our Magic Hour, Jennifer Down
  • Stay and Fight, Madeline ffitch
  • Bowlaway, Elizabeth McCracken
  • Lives of Girls and Women, Alice Munro
  • The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
  • Margery Kemp, Robert Gluck
  • Heatstroke, Hazel Barkworth
  • If Not Now, When?, Primo Levi
  • Rules For Visiting, Jessica Francis Kane
  • Lote by Shola Von Reinhold
  • Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
  • The Boys of Alabama by Genevieve Hudson
  • Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
  • Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
  • The Patriots by Sana Krasikov
  • Starling Days by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
  • Hons and Rebels by Jessica Mitford
  • The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
  • Sing To It by Amy Hempel
  • Luster by Raven Leilani
  • The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
  • High Dive by Jonathan Lee
  • End Zone by Don Delillo
  • The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
  • My Tender Matador by Pedro Lemebel
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig
  • Homesick by Jennifer Croft
  • The Prince of West End Avenue by Alan Isler
  • Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson
  • The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights by John Steinbeck
  • The Privilege of the Sword by Ellen Kushner
  • The Fall of the Kings by Ellen Kushner
  • Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
  • Surfeit of Lampreys by Ngaio Marsh
  • Box Hill by Adam Mars-Jones
  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré
  • A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Winter Rose by Patricia A. McKillip
  • Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice by A. S. Byatt
  • The Fortnight in September by RC Sherriff
  • French Exit by Patrick deWitt
  • No One Is Talking about This by Patricia Lockwood
  • Roberto Bolaño
  • The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix
  • The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
  • An Episode of Sparrows by Rumer Godden
  • Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  • The Children's Book by A. S. Byatt
  • Permafrost by Eva Baltasar
  • Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall by Suzette Mayr
  • Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees
  • Beowulf translated by Meghan Purvis
  • Black Wave by Michelle Tea
  • Salt Houses by Hala Alyan
  • All We Know: Three Lives by Lisa Cohen
  • The Girls: Sappho Goes to Hollywood
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
  • The Celluloid Closet : Homosexuality in the Movies by Vito Russo
  • Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
  • Ornament and Silence by Kennedy Fraser
  • West of Eden: An American Place by Jean Stein
  • Martha Gellhorn
  • Rebecca West
  • Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin
  • The Group by Mary McCarthy
  • Small G: A Summer Idyll by Patricia Highsmith
  • Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx
  • The Master by Colm Toibin
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein
  • And Their Children After Them By NICOLAS MATHIEU
  • T.H. White: a biography by Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • Crossing by Pajtim Statovci
  • the life & letters of peter ilich tchaikovsky
  • Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Lefanu and edited by Carmen Maria Machado
  • Kin by Miljenko Jergović
  • Divine Days by Leon Forrest
  • Maud Martha by Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Coffee Will Make You Black: A Novel by April Sinclair
  • Long Live the Post Horn! by Vigdis Hjorth
  • Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side by Eve L. Ewing
  • The Gimmicks by Chris McCormick
  • The Emily Dickinson Reader by Paul Legault
  • Glitter Up the Dark: How Pop Music Broke the Binary by Sasha Geffen
  • Steppenwolf: A Novel by Hermann Hesse
  • Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson’s Intimate Letters To Susan Huntington Dickinson
  • The Colossus of New York by Colson Whitehead
  • Tarot for Change: USING THE CARDS FOR SELF-CARE, ACCEPTANCE, AND GROWTH By JESSICA DORE
  • Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Dear Theo: The Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh by Vincent van Gogh
  • The Letters of Vincent van Gogh (Penguin Classics) by Vincent van Gogh
  • THE ESSENCE OF CHRISTIANITY BY LUDWIG FEUERBACH
  • Parallel Hells by Leon Craig
  • Copenhagen trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen
  • The City and the House by Natalia Ginzburg
  • Lucky Us By AMY BLOOM
  • These Days by Lucy Caldwell
  • The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  • Recipes for Sad Women by Hector Abad
  • The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischwili
  • Briefly, A Delicious Life by Nell Stevens
  • The Dragon Waiting by John M. Ford
  • The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden
  • Domestic Violence by Eavan Boland
  • Dead Collections by Isaac Fellman
  • Les oiselles sauvages par Pauline Gonthier
  • Jawbone (Mâchoires) (Mandíbula) by Monica Ojeda
  • Moldy Strawberries by Caio Fernando Abreu
  • Mariana Enriquez
  • PERSONAL ATTENTION ROLEPLAY by Helen Chau Bradley
  • Là où je me terre par Caroline Dawson
  • The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
  • The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo
  • The Wild Good : Lesbian Photographs and Writings on Love by Beatrix Gates
  • Cantoras by Carolina de Robertis
  • All This Could Be Different by Sarah Thankam Mathews
  • Solenoid by By Mircea Cărtărescu
  • AN ARMENIAN SKETCHBOOK by Vasily Grossman
  • COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW by Jessica Au
  • GREY BEES by Andrey Kurkov
  • The Dishwasher by Stéphane Larue
  • Embers by Sandor Marai
  • Ethics of Ambiguity by Simone de Beauvoir
  • EVERYTHING FOR EVERYONE: AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK COMMUNE, 2052–2072 by M. E. O’Brien and Eman Abdelhadi
  • Abolish the Family by Sophie Lewis
  • Snow by Orhan Pamuk
  • Free: A Child and a Country at the End of History by Lea Ypi
  • The Emigrants by W. G. Sebald
  • The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt
  • The Parisian by Isabella Hammad
oct 7 2016 ∞
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