UNP Staff members are always reading books, both within our list and outside of what we publish. Here are some of the titles where our noses have been buried.
November Staff Reading List
Breathing in the Fullness of Time by William Kloefkorn. “This memoir is a quartet that focuses on the four elements: water, fire, earth, and air. Bill Kloefkorn is one of my favorite poets and writers. I first met him when I was in high school, I interviewed him for the Daily Nebraskan in college, and I worked on a number of his books at the press. This collection is so wonderful to read. They’re a welcome escape from these chaotic days.” —Joeth Zucco
The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam. “Beautiful but so sad.” —Donna Shear
The Best of Me by David Sedaris. “I had tickets to see David in May, and that event has been understandably postponed until the pandemic is under control. His new book will hold me over until I can attend his next reading. He’s one of my all-time favorite authors, and this collection promises to be his favorite selected stories and essays.” —Lacey Losh
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. “A sweeping epic covering multiple generations through the twentieth century. I am enjoying it thoroughly, especially during the long, dreary evenings lately.” —Heather Stauffer
Battle Ground by Jim Butcher. “I just finished the latest Dresden Files book. It’s fantastic urban fantasy and this book was basically one large action scene. There was pretty much no good place to put it down. I love Butcher’s writing and I admit I got a little misty eyed a couple of times.” —Rob Buchanan
An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro. “My brother and I have been bonding over Ishiguro—I introduced him to Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day, and he’s letting me borrow An Artist of the Floating World. Few people can successfully pull off meandering, meditative prose like Ishiguro, where I don’t find myself internally editing out unnecessary pages or wishing he’d just get back to the plot already.” —Anna Weir