Eckleburg Book Club

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Late Stories by Stephen Dixon

The interlinked tales in this collection detail the excursions of an aging narrator navigating the amorphous landscape of grief in a series of tender and often waggishly elliptical digressions. Described by Jonathan Lethem as “one of the great secret masters” of contemporary American literature, Stephen Dixon is at the height of his form in these uncanny and virtuoso fictions.

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | For the Woman Alone by Ashley Inguanta

Ashley Inguanta’s second collection is a collage of loss and healing, photography and poetry, memory and hope. Arranged around the author’s own photography, Inguanta’s sincere and passionate poetry holds moments in time and releases them with compassion. What People Are Saying about For the Woman Alone "This is a love letter this is a lost …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | What We’ve Lost Is Nothing by Rachel Louise Snyder

From an NPR contributor, investigative journalist, and one of Library Journal’s “outstanding new voices,” a striking debut novel that chronicles the first twenty-four hours after a mass burglary in a suburban Chicago neighborhood and the suspicions, secrets, and prejudices that surface in its wake. One of Vogue.com’s “Ten Best Suspense Books” In her striking debut …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | daughterrarium by Sheila McMullin

Exploring the intersection of shame and anger, my work is a fantasy autobiographic. Emerging as lived experience and reenactment daydreams, my poems reflect hostile aggression against an embodied woman, spectral tendencies to dissociate, maneuver into escapist fantasies, or reproach with candor. It is a trial in empathy. The whole of the manuscript, daughterrarium, explores relationships …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | THE FOREVER LETTER by Rabbi Elana Zaiman

Through her beautifully written book THE FOREVER LETTER, Rabbi Elana Zaiman guides readers of all faiths to acknowledge, celebrate, and share their values, wisdom and love in powerful and lasting ways with the people who matter to them most. Based on the old Jewish tradition of an Ethical Will where elders shared their values and …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | The Accidental Native by J.L. Torres

When Rennie’s parents die in a freak accident, he does what they would have wanted and buries them in Puerto Rico, their homeland. There, he’s shocked to discover that the woman who raised him was not his biological mother. A high-powered attorney, his birth mother Julia is determined to reclaim the son she gave up …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Bewilderment by Michael Onofrey

[sociallocker] After three decades of an over-extended youth abroad, fifty-six-year-old Wade Ricky returns home to the Los Angeles suburbs to care for his dying mother and come to terms with his memories of an awkwardly sensual affair with Herta, a German woman he meets while biking across India; a two-year stint in Peshawar as an …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Small Change by Sandra Hunter

[sociallocker] A boy crawls through a tunnel in the Gaza Strip to bring back supplies to his family and neighbors despite the high risk of the tunnel being flooded, gassed, or bombed. On the eve of the Arab Spring in Libya, a girl and her best friend disguise themselves as boys to train for a …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Strategies Against Extinction by Michael Nye

This debut short-story collection from Queen’s Ferry Press (October 2012) is made up of nine stories about people who find themselves at difficult turning points in their lives—times when they are faced with hard choices, broken promises, and the fear of self-destruction. These characters are diverse: a film projectionist, a second-generation comic book store owner, …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Post-High School Reality Quest by Meg Eden

Buffy is playing a game. However, the game is her life, and there are no instructions or cheat codes on how to win. After graduating high school, a voice called “the text parser” emerges in Buffy’s head, narrating her life as a classic text adventure game. Buffy figures this is just a manifestation of her …