Thursday, June 18, 2015

Staff Picks

Financial problems lead to legal ones for an out-of-work poet on the brink of divorce in The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess Walter.  This humorous morality tale offers commentary on modern life, often in stanza and verse.

Poetry lovers and fans of the HBO series Breaking Bad will appreciate how things go from bad to worse when trying to make a profit from the illegal drug market.

In Brock Clarke’s An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England, Sam Pulsifer serves his sentence for burning the historic Emily Dickinson home then becomes the main suspect in a bizarre crime spree when the homes of other famous authors go up in flames.

You don’t need to be a lit major to enjoy the twists in these dark comedies.

Alicia Cavitt
Information Specialist