Southbound

By Anjali Enjeti

Southbound

A writer of color seeks to understand her place in the American South.

wife/daughter/self

By Beth Kephart

wife/daughter/self

In lyrical prose, a writer explores the many disparate parts that make her who she is.

Mothers, Fathers, and Others: Essays

An erudite, thoughtful collection from a master of the form.

In the Land of the Cyclops

By Karl Ove Knausgaard; translated by Martin Aitken

In the Land of the Cyclops

The provocative Norwegian author ponders the meaning and necessity of art.

These Precious Days: Essays

A wry collection suffused with elegiac considerations of what brings meaning to our lives.

A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries 2003-2020

Though witty, this volume isn’t the best starting point for Sedaris neophytes.

On Animals

By Susan Orlean

On Animals

A warm, witty essay collection celebrating creature comfort.