Smith and O’Gieblyn seem to encounter the subtle, powerful pragmatism of the Midwest in their own voices.

Tessa Rose

Walker’s writing shows all the marks of a revered author, poet and activist.

Laura Dzubay

“Don’t Pass Cars / On Curve or Hill / If the Cops / Don’t Get You / Morticians Will.” “If Daisies Are Your / Favorite Flower / Keep Pushin’ Up / Those Miles-Per-Hour.” “If You / Don’t Know / Whose Signs / These Are / You Can’t Have / Driven Very Far.”

A young Daniel Radcliffe as Harry

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” helped me understand that it’s OK to choose your family.

Books on Liberty

This Tuesday Oct. 23, a public art project by the University’s Institute for Humanities called “Literature vs. Traffic” was installed on Liberty St. Over 10,000 books covered the street all day, and pedestrians were invited to walk through the books and pick from them at night.


Like the restaurant it spends all of its time in, the book is a reminder of why some things are best left in the past.

Sophie Wazlowski

The novel is a unique blend of historical and magical elements.

Lily and her purse

“Today was a difficult day. Tomorrow will be better.”


Apekina employs a blend of perspective and shifting timeframes to propel the novel with stunning volatility.

Rebecca Solnit

Solnit reminds us that our actions matter even when they seem trivial.