by Emma Schneider

The Word for Woman is Wilderness – Abi Andrews

THE WORD FOR WOMAN IS WILDERNESS might better be named Patriarchy Happens (Even in the Woods).

Poso Wells – Gabriela Alemán

POSO WELLS is the sort of dizzying novel that only begins to make sense as it finishes, but then becomes so fascinating that you want to read the hazy first hundred pages all over again.

Familiar Things – Hwang Sok-Yong

FAMILIAR THINGS by renowned South Korean author Hwang Sok-Yong offers a vivid reminder that our mountains of detritus are also a human issue.

Iep Jãltok: Poems from a Marshallese Daughter – Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner

Iep Jãltok encourages readers to join the poetic speaker in questioning the narratives of history and realizing the complexity alive in everyday diction and decisions.

Theorizing Sound Writing – ed. Deborah Kapchan

THEORIZING SOUND WRITING describes itself as not just describing or analyzing sound, but as a form that “is the inscriptive dimension of listening” — the trace that listening leaves behind.

The Mountains of Parnassus – Czeslaw Milosz

As Milosz himself notes in the introduction to the text, the form of the novel evades him; in The Mountains of Parnassus, he seeks a new form of novel.

The Work-Shy – Blunt Research Group

THE WORK-SHY demonstrates what Toni Morrison calls “re-membering” in that it gives shape to the embodied lives of people who have suffered the violence of oppression even in how they are written into/out of history.

A Lady and Her Husband – Amber Reeves

A LADY AND HER HUSBAND delves into generational differences, showing the ways that progressive movements depend on intergenerational communication.

Integrity – Anna Borgeryd

Rather than falling into conventional narratives, eco-fiction needs to underscore the need for traditional environmentalism to question its own positions of privilege and provide a space for imagining non-normative paths to sustainability if it is to inspire genuine social justice.

The Man Who Spoke Snakish – Andrus Kivirähk

Deeply anti-religious, the novel questions society’s ability to believe one set of mystical explanations while rejecting behaviors as primitive that have directly enabled their survival for generations.