Books You Should Read Category

Avidly’s book discussions might be argumentative, or they might stay at the level of intense, affectionate observation. We welcome endorsements of and engagement with any books that get you going, from new archival finds to out-of-your-sphere masterworks to a particularly satisfying children’s book or pool-side read.

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Destiny’s Julia Child

Editor’s Note: this essay was scheduled prior to the announcement of the Ferguson Grand Jury’s decision. We have decided to publish it as scheduled, following the belief, expressed here, that love and pleasure are not the opposite of politics, rage, or grief, but rather are politically essential expressions of our humanness.   This is a difficult…