Green: The History of a Color by Michel Pastoureau, translated from the French by Jody Gladding
Starting Over: Stories by Elizabeth Spencer
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Middle C by William H. Gass
The real subject of William Gass’s On Being Blue is language itself, which he sees as glorious to the exact degree that it is also inadequate, unable to sustain an immediate relation between a word on the one hand and its arbitrary and yet indissoluble referent on the other.