Summer is upon us, and while we're basking in the (cool, Northern California) sun, we wanted to throw in a special subscription offer for the season. Join the Transit Book Club between today and August 1, and we'll include a complimentary black Transit tote for the first twenty subscribers. (Renewals and gift subscriptions still qualify.)
By joining the Transit Book Club, you'll receive our next five books for $60 or our next ten books for $100. These are both mind-blowingly good deals, improved only by the fact that you'll begin with Maria Tumarkin's Axiomatic in mid-August, weeks before it's available in stores.
Wioletta Greg's Accommodations (tr. Jennifer Croft) gains steam, receiving lovely reviews in Asymptote, Book Riot, Books & Bao, and was featured in Words Without Borders' July Watchlist:
Wioletta Greg’s follow-up to her acclaimed autobiographical novel Swallowing Mercury takes protagonist Wiola from the rural area in which she was raised to a busier urban setting. The year is 1994, and while the tumult that enveloped eastern Europe is largely referenced in passing, its presence is still felt in the ways Wiola becomes aware of a larger world—and gradually discerns that the traditions in which she was raised no longer hold true.
If you missed her Man Booker International-nominated Swallowing Mercury, you can order it together with Accommodations for 25% off as part of our Wioletta Greg bundle.
Summer Staff Picks
Find out what our staff has been reading and recommending this summer, including a few recent (and not so recent) books from semiotext(e), Pushkin Press, New Directions, Rescue Press, Solid Objects, and maybe something from our very own list.
News, Reviews, and More
1. Words Without Borders reviews Gabriela Ybarra's The Dinner Guest (tr. Natasha Wimmer): "A significant accomplishment of The Dinner Guest is to portray the act of seeking, imagining order in our lives and deaths, all the while knowing that it will inevitably be interrupted." 2. The Millions highlights Maria Tumarkin's Axiomatic (September 3) in its Most Anticipated Books of the Second Half of 2019. 3. And Publishers Weekly gives Axiomatic a starred review: "Tumarkin presents a remarkable tour de force . . . These essays will linger in readers’ minds for years after."