May 2017 Book of the Month
Every month, the avid readers in our Books department choose one new title that needs to be shared. It's a book we've read, a book that's made us fall in love, and one that lingered with us long after the last page had been turned. The sort of title you recommend to a friend with a small smile, knowing they're about to discover something unexpected and wonderful.
We're so invested in getting more people to read this book that as added encouragement, you save 25% when you buy it during its featured month.
Book of the Month: May
This month, we're excited to introduce you to Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times, edited by Carolina De Robertis.
When creative writing professor De Robertis sat at her desk after the results of the 2016 presidential election, she was shocked and profoundly disappointed. She also knew she wasn't the only one who felt that way.
Radical Hope is a compilation of essays by Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, poets, political thinkers, and activists. These socially conscious love letters are addressed to ancestors, to strangers in grocery lines, to children five generations from now, and to any and all who have felt weary and discouraged in the wake of recent political events. Each has wonderful intimacy. The writing is conversational, yet powerful and resonates like the words of a close friend or beloved mentor. Published on May 2—less than six months after the election—this collection has a uniquely intense immediacy and relevance.
In a time of upheaval and uncertainty, these essays are soothing balms for raw spirits and much-needed voices of hope, courage, and resistance.
Inspiration is found here!