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Writers on Writing

  • Cross will appear at a Meet The Author event at Magic City Books on Sunday the 3rd, beginning at 2pm.
  • "Stunning...deeply imagined...a novel about how people find hope in the midst of chaos and fear, and how books themselves might be the best things humans have ever done." -- The San Francisco Chronicle
  • "Wade Rouse's masterful memoir about coming out and coming to grips with his cantankerous, conservative father over a shared love of baseball is a pitch-perfect blend of storytelling, emotional discovery, and survival humor." -- Meredith May, author of "The Honey Bus"
  • "Gayle's rich and important book reminds us that American history is more surprising, terrible, and, yes, inspiring than we often care to know. The history he weaves is deeply relevant to today's movements for racial justice and Indigenous rights." -- Heather McGhee, author of "The Sum of Us"
  • Now appearing in paperback, this bestselling collection of personal essays won a National Book Critics Circle Award; it was also named a "Best Book of the Year" by NPR, The Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews, The Millions, and Ms Magazine.
  • "[The] longest, meatiest and most probing essays and articles presented here share the lasting power of Klay's acclaimed fiction.... [When] read together, [these pieces] amount to an interwoven, evolving, and revealing examination of Klay's central topic: What it means for a country always at war, that so few of its people do the fighting." -- James Fallows, The New York Times Book Review
  • Mei, a teenage girl in 1960s China, becomes Mao Zedong's protégée as well as his lover -- and also a heroine of the Cultural Revolution -- in this captivating new novel.
  • "Like a well-curated playlist, 'The Candy House' uses chapter breaks to switch perspectives and tempos without killing the mood, and each sensuous little story feels like a peek through the blinds at people whose larger journeys we can only guess at." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • "Nafisi moves effortlessly across the literary landscape.... [She] has a talent for combining the academic and the everyday, the theoretical and the personal, and thanks to her deliberate and confident voice, the lessons [in "Read Dangerously"] will stick with us, too." -- The New York Times Book Review
  • "Wistfully charming.... This unapologetically genre-bending tribute to life and death, and the beautiful weirdness found in both, has potential to spark exceptional book club discussions." -- Shelf Awareness