There has been a wide circulation of holiday book recommendations along the literary landscape this season, and some excellent BOA books are on the lists of many. Check out what some are saying about new and recent titles from BOA. There's a book for everyone on your shopping list! Bridge by Robert Thomas In a recent piece published in The Herald of Everett, WA, the Everett Public Library staff have called Bridge a favorite book of 2014, and a "cream of the crop." The books on this list are noted for "their dexterous and creative way with words; their narrative idiosyncrasies, interiority, and perspicacity; the frequent interweaving of other cultural material (especially literature and art); a sense of place uniquely realized and expressed. These books offer fascinating, richly satisfying pleasures to the reader, but consternation to the list-maker who wishes to convey the essence of these reading experiences ... If you like good writing I think you’ll find something here to enjoy." The Tao of Humiliation by Lee Upton Acclaimed fiction author Bathsheba Monk included The Tao of Humiliation on her holiday gift guide, calling the fiction collection a "literary joy." On this list are what Monk calls "some of the nicest reads this year and they are suitable as either stocking stuffers or the main event." She says of The Tao of Humiliation, "Don't take my word for it, this book is winning every short fiction collection award out there, notable for both its pleasurable prose and breathtaking originality." No Need of Sympathy by Fleda Brown The Kenyon Review just released its list of "Holiday Reading Recommendations," which includes Fleda Brown's latest poetry collection No Need of Sympathy. These are recommended titles "for cozy winter reading and inspired giving ... trustworthy suggestions ... of books that enriched our days, kindled our imaginations, reached in and grabbed us and didn’t let us go." According to KR, "Brown is not out to charm us or win our approval but rather to ignite our curiosity by turning our attention to the 'little world' of ordinary experience that, through her witty, brilliant, and unexpected leaps of thought, grows to extraordinary proportions." Each of these titles is available at the BOA Bookstore. Now through Monday, December 15, get FREE SHIPPING on any BOA Bookstore order! Simply use promo code SHOPBOA at checkout, and select the free shipping option to save big. Happy holidays from BOA!
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