New Books Network

Daphne Kalotay, “Blue Hours” (Triquarterly, 2019)
It’s 1991, and recent college graduate Mim wants to be a writer, but for now she is folding clothes at Benetton. She notices the trash-filled streets and befriends exotic Kyra, who joins Mim’s disparate group of roommates, all squeezed together in a crumbling NYC apartment. Their relationship gets closer, and Mim... Read More
Miroslava Chávez-García, “Migrant Longing: Letter Writing across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands” (UNC Press, 2018)
Miroslava Chávez-García is the author of Migrant Longing: Letter Writing across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2018. Migrant Longing is a history of migration, courtship, and identity across the U.S.-Mexican border, documenting the intimate lives of ordinary migrants and immigrants. Drawing on a... Read More
Gill Paul, “The Lost Daughter” (William Morrow, 2019)
Grand Duchess Maria Romanova arrives in Ekaterinburg in 1918 with her parents, the former Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, Alexandra. After months of house arrest in the deep interior of Russia, the family is beginning to despair of ever being rescued. As conditions worsen, Maria and her family are... Read More
Amy Allen and Mari Ruti, “Critical Theory Between Klein and Lacan: A Dialogue” (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019)
What happens when a Kleinian and Lacanian have a committed, generous, and accessible conversation about the commonalities and differences between their psychoanalytic perspectives? In this special, two-part interview, host Jordan Osserman joins authors Amy Allen, a prominent representative of Frankfurt School critical theory with expertise on Klein, and Mari Ruti,... Read More
Evdoxios Doxiadis, “State, Nationalism, and the Jewish Communities of Modern Greece” (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018)
How did minorities fit into the new Greek state during the country’s transition from imperial rule to national sovereignty? How did the relationship between Greece and its Jewish minorities, in particular, shift as definitions of national belonging expanded, shrunk, and transformed in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? These are... Read More
Alex J. Kay, “The Making of an SS Killer: the Life of Colonel Alfred Filbert, 1905-1990” (Cambridge UP, 2016)
Alex Kay’s The Making of an SS Killer: the Life of Colonel Alfred Filbert, 1905-1990 (Cambridge University Press, 2016) is a must read for those interested in the Third Reich, the Holocaust, and World War II.  Focusing on the actions and consequences of a “front-line Holocaust perpetrator”, Kay’s biography diverges... Read More
Alfred S. Posamentier, “Tools to Help Your Children Learn Math” (WSPC, 2019)
Our guest today is Al Posamentier, the lead author of Tools to Help Your Children Learn Math (WSPC, 2019). Helping your children with math is one of the most important things a parent can do to further their children’s educational progress, and Al has teamed with other math educators, psychologists,... Read More