Lost in Language & Sound

Readers familiar with poet/author/playwright Notzake Shange's work, including her award-winning play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, know she can explore the touchiest topics (race, gender) with power, passion, and lyrical flair. In this memoir/collection of essays, she considers her life as a woman of color and an artist, as well as her childhood and the love for music and dance she inherited from her parents.

April 16: ""Blue pottery vases and bowls for flowers are most attractive, and certain blue books...will repeat and emphasize color."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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