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.

Things I Have Withheld: Essays

A masterful, poetic exploration of body and voice.

Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption

It’s time to reimagine — and reinvent — a crucial movement.

On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint

A refreshing, daring consideration of our most tangled social problems.

The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century

What does true agency — political and practical — look like for women?