Eckleburg Book Club

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Crimes Against Birds

In this beautiful and raw debut collection, Denton Loving offers us poetry of the earth, of history, of the natural world’s rawness that both sears and warms as it flows. It’s difficult to be both solid and ephemeral, but Loving manages to walk both deliberately and carefully through his lived or imagined mire with elegance …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Ordinary Life by Tracy K. Smith

Ordinary Life by Tracy K. Smith From the dazzlingly original Pulitzer Prize-winning poet hailed for her “extraordinary range and ambition” (The New York Times Book Review): a quietly potent memoir that explores coming-of-age and the meaning of home against a complex backdrop of race, faith, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter. The …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

  A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they’re broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | The Little Free Library Book by Margaret Aldrich

The Little Free Library Book by Margret Aldrich  “Take a book. Return a book.” In 2009, Todd Bol built the first Little Free Library as a memorial to his mom. Five years later, this simple idea to promote literacy and encourage community has become a movement. Little Free Libraries—freestanding front-yard book exchanges—now number twenty thousand …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | BodyHome by Chelsey Clammer

  BodyHome by Chelsey Clammer In her debut essay collection, Chelsey Clammer dives flesh-first into finding her home. But these essays aren’t about places, but a state of mind-when you’re at home in your body, you’re at home in the world. With both lyricism and wit, Clammer uses her body to explore a complicated history of …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | #Newsfail By Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny

  #Newsfail by Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny A hilarious and informative primer on the most urgent issues of our day, from the creators and co-hosts of Citizen Radio, a 100% listener-supported show whose slogan is “independent radio that won’t lead you to war.” #Newsfail is not your grandmother’s comedic-memoir-slash-political-manifesto. From page one (in a preface …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Rocket and Lightship by Adam Kirsch

  Rocket and Lightship by Adam Kirsch In these brilliant, wide-ranging essays, published over the last eight years in the New Republic, The New Yorker, and elsewhere, Kirsch shows how literature can illuminate questions of meaning, ethics, and politics, and how those questions shape the way we take pleasure in art. In Rocket and Lightship …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Citizen by Claudia Rankine

Citizen by Claudia Rankine Claudia Rankine’s bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seemingly slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Everyone I Love Is a Stranger to Someone by Annelyse Gelman

    Everyone I Love Is a Stranger to Someone by Annelyse Gelman   “Look, the future is all telepathy and disappointment and pretending we haven’t always been winging it. Every day we’re the strongest we’ll ever be. What doesn’t kill you hasn’t killed you yet.” From Greek mythology to Top 40, Pavlov to Sartre, …

Once The Storm Is Over: From Grieving to Healing After the Suicide of My Daughter

The autobiographical confession of a counselor who lost her teen daughter to suicide. What she learned about love and forgiveness changed her life forever. It will change your life, too. “Even though I had been a mental healthcare counselor for years, nothing could have prepared me for the suicide of my 15-year old daughter. Beautiful, …