Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
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We’ve ordered this list in the order that we think the books should be read, and we offer a brief explanation of why each book was included. We’ve included excerpts of most the books via Google Books.
As parents, we all struggle with setting appropriate limits on technology use for our children, and there’s no scarcity of related advice; it seems that hardly a day goes by without an article on the topic showing up in my Facebook or Twitter feed. With this little book, The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place by Andy Crouch, the good advice appears in one handy volume. I like the size of this book: not only does it feel good in the hand, the small pages lead me to believe that the subject is not as overwhelming as it often seems.
We reviewed this excellent new collection of poems in our fall magazine issue…
Listen to the poet reading “Ocean of Storms,” the first section of poems from this new collection:
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Featuring interviews with Ken Wytsma and novelist Mitali Perkins, an essay on David Bentley Hart by Martyn Wendell Jones, reviews and articles by MaryAnn McKibben Dana, C. Christopher Smith, Jon M. Sweeney, two new poems by David Wright, reviews of new books by Willie James Jennings, Brian Zahnd, Arundhati Roy, and MORE.
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Hardback: Algonquin Books, 2017
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Reviewed by Andrew Stout
There is nothing intuitive about the notion of a dystopian story delivered in the form of a meditative, epistolary novel. However, David Williams has taken this strange notion and executed it in a way that feels perfectly natural. There is something oddly fitting about observing a widespread cultural and technological collapse through the journal entries of an Amish farmer. From the outset, Williams strikes a balance between a sense of disease and tranquility. Or perhaps it would be better to say that he effectively holds in tension a foreboding atmosphere with a sense of quiet stability.