COUNTRY OF THE MONTH
It’s July, and what better place to go – if not in person, then through books – than to the USA, which celebrates its Independence Day on July 4th?
Out of the States have come writers that range from the literary to the popular – formalists and renegades and everything in between, with voices as diverse as their subjects. An enormous country with wide-ranging environs and topographies, it’s impossible to categorize American writing as any one thing. Instead, like the melting pot that America is, its literature is shaped by the sundry experiences of characters, real and imagined, from disparate corners of the map.
As daunting as the task has been, we’ve culled together an assortment of titles, fiction and nonfiction, that represent American writing and subjects, old and new – from Jill Lepore’s wonderful book exploring the feminist origins of Wonder Woman to Toni Morrison’s syncopated novel, Jazz.
Pop in and join us in our trip across the pond!