An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss in the most
recent book by bestselling author Elizabeth Strout. Recalling her Pulitzer-winning
work Olive Kitteridge in its richness, structure, and complexity, Anything Is Possible explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling
to understand themselves and others.
For twelve generations, the inhabitants of a remote island in Newfoundland have lived
and died together. Now they are facing resettlement, and each has been offered a generous
compensation package blocked by one hold out: Moses Sweetland. Written by one of Canada’s
most charming and beloved writers—himself a Newfie—Sweetland is a wistful eulogy for a dying way of life.
It’s not often that a poet is named the “it poet” by Entertainment Weekly and also praised by the great John Ashbery, who said of Timothy Donnelly’s most decorated
book, “This is an extraordinary collection—the poetry of the future, here, today.” The
second collection by Columbia University professor and poetry editor of Boston Review, Cloud Corporation explores the possibilities of language—by way of a traditional and abiding faith
in poetry—to illuminate personal, political, and social contingency.
Celebrated for its rich characters as well as its author’s deep knowledge of the city
she writes about, A Kind of Freedom follows three generations of a Crescent City family as its members navigate the World
War II years, the 1980s, and the post-Katrina present. When selecting this book as
an Editor’s Choice, the New York Times Book Review wrote, “This luminous and assured first novel shines an unflinching, compassionate
light on three generations of a black family in New Orleans, emphasizing endurance
more than damage…. The force of this naturalistic vision is disquieting; it is also
moving. One could say that it has the disenchanting optimism of the blues."