‘Tis the season for gift guides and “best books of the year” lists. We won’t ask if you’ve been naughty or nice, but are confident that someone, if not yourself, deserves one of these books that have made the seasonal lists: Robert Walser’s Berlin Stories; William McCleery’s Wolf Story; Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio; and Daniel Mendelsohn’s Waiting for Barbarians.
It’s officially fall: school is back, vacations are over, and the temperature is dropping. While getting ready to spend more time indoors, take a look at these three beautiful but very different new offerings from The New York Review Children’s Collection that will captivate restless children while at the same time entertaining parents: Cheerful by Palmer Brown; Wolf Story by William McCleery with illustrations by Warren Chappell; and He Was There From the Day We Moved In by Rhoda Levine with illustrations by Edward Gorey—all at 30% off for a limited time.
In last weekend’s Wall Street Journal, Meghan Cox Gurdon wrote “The shape and feel of a book still matters, thank goodness, and there is something illimitably satisfying about the snug, matte editions produced for The New York Review Children’s Collection.” In her review of Wolf Story she applauded the elegance of original illustrations by graphic artist Warren Chappell and wrote “What sings, though, is the lively dialogue in the story by William McCleery.” Wolf Story, she concluded,“ is a romp and a laugh and a nostalgic joy to read aloud.”
New York Review Books is pleased to announce the September 4th publication of The Water Theatre by Lindsay Clarke, the first title in NYRB Lit, a new e-book series devoted to publishing contemporary literary fiction and narrative non-fiction from around the world. All of the books in the series have been published to great acclaim in their own countries and we’re happy to be able to make these titles available to US readers. NYRB Lit titles are available from most e-book retailers.
Good riddance to hurricane season, we’ll all be glad when its over and done, but in the meantime if you find yourself ill at ease, why not hunker down and pick up a hurricane-infused novel from NYRB Classics?