By Chris Vognar
No two books can give a comprehensive look at what it was like to be a black American near the turn of the century, but these two are a good start.
War and the Novel of Integrity in 'The Story of a Brief Marriage'
Beth Ditto: Fake Sugar
'Dear Ijeawele', Dear Tired Church Ladies
Cigarettes After Sex: Cigarettes After Sex
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: The Nashville Sound
Junot Díaz's Favorite Short Stories: the Future of American Literature Shines Bright
How Fragile Relationships and Plans Can Be in Cara Hoffman's Running
'OKNOTOK' and the Nostalgic Radiohead
"Spaceplan is a goofy game that still manages to pack a potent emotional punch.