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Best Essay Collections of 2019

  • NONFICTION

    WHAT I STAND ON

    MAY 21, 2019

NONFICTION

WHAT I STAND ON

by Wendell Berry edited by Jack Shoemaker

Essential for environmentalists, back-to-the-landers, and students and practitioners of the essay form. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE UNDYING

    SEPT. 17, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE UNDYING

by Anne Boyer

Told with brutal clarity, this is a haunting testimony about death that is filled with life. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    COVENTRY

    AUG. 20, 2019

NONFICTION

COVENTRY

by Rachel Cusk

An eloquent and engrossing selection of nonfiction writing that will enhance Cusk’s stature in contemporary literature. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE SOURCE OF SELF-REGARD

    FEB. 13, 2019

NONFICTION

THE SOURCE OF SELF-REGARD

by Toni Morrison

Powerful, highly compelling pieces from one of our greatest writers. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    I LIKE TO WATCH

    JUNE 25, 2019

NONFICTION

I LIKE TO WATCH

by Emily Nussbaum

Sharp, insightful writing that firmly positions Nussbaum as one of the leading TV critics of our time. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    TRICK MIRROR

    AUG. 6, 2019

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

TRICK MIRROR

by Jia Tolentino

Exhilarating, groundbreaking essays that should establish Tolentino as a key voice of her generation. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE WITCHES ARE COMING

    NOV. 5, 2019

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THE WITCHES ARE COMING

by Lindy West

Satirical, raw, and unapologetically real, West delivers the bittersweet truths on contemporary living. Full review >

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