Monthly Archives: November 2015

‘Tis the Season: A Compilation of Complicated Families

  Now that the first snow has fallen in Chicago, it’s really beginning to feel like the Holidays. And I’m not talking about the slow, leisurely descent into merriment and family cheer I was hoping for. I’m talking about cannonballing … Continue reading

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Emily Reads… Mary Gaitskill’s The Mare

The Mare grabbed me for the obvious reasons: a story about women being women, girls becoming women, and women relating to horses. C’mon… how could I not read this book? Not to mention the cover is gorgeous. But I am … Continue reading

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Books I’ve Loved: the Pleasant Surprises Edition

One of the unexpected pleasures of being a bookseller is the opportunity (or, more accurately, the imperative) to read books that I might not otherwise have picked up. Given the sheer number of new books that come out each week, … Continue reading

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