Anna's Picks

Detransition, Baby: A Novel By Torrey Peters Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593133378
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: One World - January 12th, 2021

Detransition, Baby follows three women – Reese, a trans woman who has always wanted to be a mother, Ames, who has recently detransitioned to present as a man, effectively ending her previous relationship with Reese, and Katrina, a divorced biological woman whom Ames has gotten pregnant – as they attempt to form an unconventional family together. Sex, motherhood, gender, and queerness are confronted effortlessly and with enormous nuance, pulled together by Torrey Peters’ razor-sharp writing. Messy, hilarious, and deeply intimate, Detransition Baby grabs the reader head-on and takes them on a scintillating and unmatched journey.

Hamnet By Maggie O'Farrell Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984898876
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2021

Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet is not your average Renaissance period fiction. Gloriously lyrical, this novel weaves a fictionalized account of the untimely death of William Shakespeare’s son, Hamnet, centering the narrative not around Shakespeare himself but Agnes, his free-spirited, intuitive, and perhaps slightly magical wife. Two timelines – before and after Hamnet’s tragic death - alternate to explore grief and motherhood through characters we believe we know everything about. Richly detailed, Hamnet revitalizes such a heavily trodden time in literature and immerses the reader like no other.