Friday, November 2, 2012

SHUT UP AND BUY BOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Rachel Zucker's Suggestions


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[The idea behind SHUT UP AND BUY BOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAYS: So, people say they want literature to endure, that they support literacy, writers, and all things bookish, but when the holidays hit, we want to make sure that people put their money where their mouths are. If you treasure books, give them as gifts. To that end, this is an ongoing feature where writers give gift book suggestions. Buy a dang book!]

Two just-out smart and moving books that are fantastic individually and perfect as a pair:  
 How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti and Half A Life by Darin Strauss

Best high lit porn you can read on the subway: Lightning Rods by Helen Dewitt.

Rachel Zucker is a poet whose most recent book is Museum of Accidents.