New Year, New Book Culture Selects Picks!
Happy New Year from all of us here at Book Culture Selects! The holiday season was huge for us, and we're so excited and honored to start reading with so many of you!
January was a record-breaking month for us; we sent out over twice as many boxes as any previous month since the program's launch. We also sent out the very first selections from our two brand new programs, Life Stories and Poetry. All in all, a thrilling start to 2017.
Here's the full list of titles from our first batch of Selects in the new year:
New and Noteworthy Fiction Hardcover: News of the World by Paulette Jiles
New and Noteworthy Fiction Paperback: God's Kingdom by Howard Frank Mosher
New and Noteworthy Non-Fiction Hardcover: Bellevue by David Oshinsky
New and Noteworthy Non-Fiction Paperback: Rosemary by Kate Clifford Larson
Literature in Translation: Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada
Around the World: Owls Do Cry by Janet Frame
Forever Young Adult: Scythe by Neal Schusterman
Life Stories: I'm Supposed to Protect You From All of This by Nadja Spiegelman
Poetry: Violet Energy Ingots by Hoa Nguyen
Intrigued by any of these titles? You can learn more about each program here on the main Selects page. There you'll also find helpful FAQs and links to sign up and start reading with us!
"... an exploration of the power of community, the challenges of adapting to new cultures, and the bonds we form when we make our own families. Paulette Jiles writes with a beauty born of simplicity." - Cari, Book Culture Selects letter, New and Noteworthy Fiction hardcover, January
"...set in a beautiful region of rural Vermont bordering Canada known as Northeast Kingdom (hence, the title) which in many ways acts as the most major character in the story. The prose is soft but the content is anything but lightweight" - Lucas, Book Culture Selects letter, New and Noteworthy Fiction paperback, January
"In this important biography, Kate Clifford Larson takes us to the heart of the family, chronicling the life of Rosemary, the third Kennedy child... whose cruel fate helped inspire change for millions of people." - Laura, Book Culture Selects letter, New and Noteworthy Non-Fiction paperback, January
"... a novel of blurred lines: of the real and the dream, of the the animal and the human, of the audience and the performer. It is full of keen and occasionally satirical observations about humanity, outsiders, and love..." - Cari, Book Culture Selects letter, Literature in Translation, January
" Frame is a master lyricist and the inner lives of her characters are rich beyond measure." - Devon, Book Culture Selects letter, Around the World, January
"In the future, technology has solved all of humanity's problems -- including mortality. But at what cost? If there's no pain, no fear of death, can we be trusted to truly live? Neal Shusterman explores this question with an exceedingly sly and smart touch." - Haley, Book Culture Selects letter, Forever Young Adult, January
"...never have I seen an author draw such clear lines between mothers and daughters and the impact they have on each other from generation to generation. Equal parts joyful and infuriating..." - Laura, Book Culture Selects letter, Life Stories, January
"Nguyen's poems are small romps through once familiar territories-- work, love, frustration, bodily ailments-- made fresh by her odd, acrobatic voice." - Maeve, Book Culture Selects letter, Poetry, January
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