Ruth Ozeki's latest novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness (2021), is a big book in terms of length. It's a big book, too, in terms of the ideas and issues with which it deals, including Zen Buddhism, mental illness and the systems that surround its treatment, the nature of reality, and the pressures of the marketplace and capitalism.
It's summer, but snow is falling in Tokyo. Actually, it's not snow. It's ash. Ash fills the air, strange creatures of shadow stalk the streets, and a boy with a mysterious book struggles desperately to save his little sister from a unknown illness as the world ends.
In 2021, poet, scholar, and Atlantic Magazine staff writer Clint Smith published his first major work of nonfiction,
For those that are excited about the Shadow And Bone adaptation that is being brought to us by Netflix, we wanted to create a collection of books that you may enjoy if you enjoyed the Grishaverse series!
For curious minds who don’t know what The Grishaverse series consists of: