Wise Child learns the ways of the seasons, and a little magic, from Juniper, sometime in the Dark Ages, somewhere in the British Isles. A young reader classic.
A mythopoetic weaving of the village, the harvest, the travelling players, the stars, and the fates, in language as singular as Shakespeare or Joyce.
Dave Gibbons' hyper-detailed art and Alan Moore's layered storytelling deconstruct the superhero genre.
The Norman conquest from the point of view of the conquered, told in the author's researched-but-invented hybrid of Old and Middle English.
Did you know that for over a thousand years, the books of Europe were written with ink from the galls of oak trees? This is only one of the fascinating facts found in this beautifully illustrated book.
Why read volume one of a 3,600 page diary? Because the author's meticulous accounts of making coffee, hiding beer in the snow, and cleaning house are strangely fascinating. The In Search Of Lost Time of our troubled moment.
The two paths of the narrator's childhood, the way by Swann's place throbbing with hawthorn blossoms and the Guermantes way of water lilies undulating in the stream. Marcel's first efforts to grasp the secret knowledge hovering just out of reach, or beneath the surface. The Karl Ove Knausgaard of the early 20th century.
Nature writer Craig Childs tracks the cultures of the Southwest through time and space, in search of the Anasazi.
Funny, sad,and captivating - a great read about friendship, books, shoes, and growing up.
Poignant, quirky graphic novel epic from the showrunner of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
Lyrical, dense novel of myth and psychological realism. First of a trilogy.
These translations capture Rilke's metaphysical longing and lyrical praise.
Dense with imagery, sensuous, cinematic.The father of modern poetry? If only!
The Odyssey, from Penelope's point of view. If you loved The Handmaid's Tale, you must read this deconstruction of archaic patriarchy.
The Iliad, from the women's point of view. A much-needed corrective!
The only novel which will teach you about whaling and provide an investigation into the concept of white. Sublime illustrations by Barry Moser. Elegant type face.
From the world of The Name of the Wind, a stand-alone story to ease the wait for book three of the trilogy.
No particular place to go in Paris except fall in love. Funny, sad novel about youth and friendship.Everything Geoff Dyer touches turns to ink.
Hilarious now matter how many times you read it. Probably the funniest book about D. H. Lawrence ever written.
Narcissus stays in the monastery while Goldmund ventures out into the world. The life of the artist in the Middle Ages.