An Afternoon of Praiseworthy Prose
With Annie Lampham, Erin Pringle, Sonora Jha, and Lois Ruskai Melina
LitHub/CrimeReads best new debut selection
Popsugar Book Club best new thrillers selection
Winner of the 2020 American Fiction Award for Thriller: Crime from American Book Fest
Sins of the Bees blends natural majesty, mystery, and compelling characterizations to present the lives of two very different women and their tumultuous interactions
(Please note: This book cannot be returned.)
Fiction. LGBTQIA Studies. The last Midwestern traveling circus is due to arrive in a rural village it has visited for a century of summers. Like the village, the circus is on its last leg. It's down to one elephant and a handful of acrobats. The circus boss's sweetheart is dying. The former starring act is recovering from cancer. The assistant, Frank, plans to retire after this show.
The Whole World at Once is a collection of intense stories about the experience of loss.
Sixteen essays - ranging from lyric essays to narrative journalism - address how we make sense of what we cannot know, how we make change in the world, how we heal, and how we know when we are home. Collectively, these essays convey the longing for agency and connection, particularly among women.
"This book is a true love letter, not only to Jha's own son but also to all of our sons and to the parents--especially mothers--who raise them.”
—Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race and Mediocre