E.R. Anderson is a recovering academic and down-low fiction writer who believes that words are weapons and a few good stories can change the world. As the Executive Director of Charis Circle, E.R. manages the programming, fiscal, and daily operations of our non-profit and is always interested in the ways our communities can share skills and resources. E.R. came to Charis as one of the founding members of the Young Writer's Group in 1997. A native Atlantan who loves the community of words and writers in this city, E.R. reads everything from poetry and essays to horror and how-to, but they are a sucker for gritty stories gracefully told. If you need a book for a hard to please reader don't hesitate to ask! You can reach E.R. with inquiries regarding all Charis Circle business at eranderson@Chariscircle.org.
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Steel Magnolias meets Dracula in this '90s-set horror novel about a women's book club that must do battle with a mysterious newcomer to their small Southern town, perfect for murderinos and fans of Stephen King.
EW's 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 - O Magazine's "31 LGBTQ Books That'll Change the Literary Landscape in 2020" - BookRiot's "Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books of 2020" - Lambda Literary's "Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books
A bold, incisive look at race and reparative writing in American fiction, by the author of Your Face in Mine
A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan (San Francisco Chronicle).
$17.99ISBN: 9781568585987Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017
The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.$15.30ISBN: 9781250214997Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Picador - May 7th, 2019
Maybe it’s the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma’s offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance.
"A stunning, audacious book with a fresh take on both office politics and what the apocalypse might bring." —Michael Schaub, NPR.org$14.40ISBN: 9781501125669Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scribner - March 5th, 2019
*Named a Best Book of 2018 by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Broadly, Buzzfeed (Nonfiction), The Undefeated, Library Journal (Biography/Memoirs), The Washington Post (Nonfiction), Southern Living (Southern), Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Times Critics*
In this powerful, provocative, and universally lau$15.29ISBN: 9781501174483Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon & Schuster - June 4th, 2019
“Extraordinary...beautifully precise...[an] earnestly ambitious debut.” —The New York Times Book Review
“A wild, angry, and devastating masterpiece of a book.” —NPR
“[A] descendent of the Dickensian ‘social novel’ by way of Jonathan Franzen: epic fiction that lays bare contemporary culture clashes, showin$13.50ISBN: 9781101906118Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Hogarth - August 23rd, 2016
Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize$16.19ISBN: 9781620972991Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: New Press - September 24th, 2019
Back in print after more than a decade, the singular chronicle of life at the forefront of antiracist activism, with a new introduction and afterword by the authorEmail or call for priceISBN: 9780060586379Availability: Hard to FindPublished: Harper Perennial - August 31st, 2004
“One of the finest novels I’ve read . . . .a fiercely intelligent look at childhood, marriage, families, the 1960s, the Cold War and the fear and isolation that are part of the human condition…. it is not only beautifully written…. it is equally beautiful in its conception, its compassion, its wisdom, even in its anger and pain.Email or call for priceISBN: 9780316085250Availability: Special OrderPublished: Back Bay Books - January 29th, 1999
The "utterly compelling, uncommonly beautiful" collection of personal essays (Newsweek) that established Jo Ann Beard as one of the leading writers of her generation.$17.99ISBN: 9781580056229Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Seal Press - March 8th, 2016In this updated second edition, biologist and trans woman Julia Serano reveals a unique perspective on femininity, masculinity, and gender identity.$15.99ISBN: 9780061732270Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harper Perennial - October 20th, 2009
Alternately funny and heartbreaking, this book of inter-connected short-stories depicts a South populated with characters I know and love. This is a book made to be read aloud or dog-earred and underlined to celebrate its beauty.
-E.R. Anderson, Charis Circle E.D.$14.39ISBN: 9781607748892Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Ten Speed Press - August 9th, 2016
Following on the heels of Lisa Cron's breakout first book, Wired for Story, this writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a riveting story.$14.40ISBN: 9781400078776Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Vintage - March 14th, 2006
From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes a devastating novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss.
$13.50ISBN: 9780452283510Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2002
Trash, Allison's landmark collection, laid the groundwork for her critically acclaimed Bastard Out of Carolina, the National Book Award finalist that was hailed by The New York Times Book Review as "simply stunning...a wonderful work of fiction by a major talent." In addition to Allison's classic stories, this new edition of Trash features "Stubborn Girls and Mean StoEmail or call for priceISBN: 9780812968002Availability: BackorderedPublished: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 13th, 2004
Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks’s wildly original debut novel, Getting Mother’s Body, follows pregnant, unmarried Billy Beede and her down-and-out family in 1960s Texas as they search for the storied jewels buried—or were they?—with Billy’s fast-running, six-years-dead mother, Willa Mae.$12.56ISBN: 9780679744726Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Vintage - December 1st, 1992
"Basically the finest essay I’ve ever read. . . . Baldwin refused to hold anyone’s hand. He was both direct and beautiful all at once. He did not seem to write to convince you. He wrote beyond you.” --Ta-Nehisi Coates
$14.40ISBN: 9781555976712Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Graywolf Press - April 1st, 2014
From personal loss to phantom diseases, The Empathy Exams is a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize
A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014$30.00ISBN: 9780829816075Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Pilgrim Press - May 13th, 2008
Through careful, thoughful examination of the nature and workings of race, racism, and white supremacy, the contributors--an all-white group of theologians, ethicists, teachers, ministers, and activists--have provided a resource that will help white people do their own souls, acknowledging its devasting effects on people of color, and taking their own steps toward it's abolishment.$13.49ISBN: 9781594749766Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Quirk Books - July 11th, 2017
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires comes an unholy hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist that blends teen angst, adolescent drama, unspeakable horrors, and a mix of ’80s pop songs into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller.$18.89ISBN: 9781451627299Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Gallery Books - July 24th, 2012
One of the Ten Best Books of The New York Times Book Review
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Now a miniseries from Hulu starring James Franco
ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963, THREE SHOTS RANG OUT IN DALLAS, PRESIDENT KENNEDY DIED, AND THE WORLD CHANGED.$14.40ISBN: 9781556594953Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Copper Canyon Press - April 5th, 2016
One of the most celebrated poetry books of the year:$8.99ISBN: 9780804180283Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Dell - July 26th, 2016
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEREmail or call for priceISBN: 9780316393928Availability: Special OrderPublished: Back Bay Books - July 31st, 2018A memoir of friendship and literature chronicling a search for meaning and comfort in great books, and a beautiful path out of grief.
$20.66ISBN: 9780822360315Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Duke University Press - August 7th, 2015
First published in 1999, the groundbreaking Exile and Pride is essential to the history and future of disability politics.$20.66ISBN: 9780822362722Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Duke University Press - October 28th, 2016
In Spill, self-described queer Black troublemaker and Black feminist love evangelist Alexis Pauline Gumbs presents a commanding collection of scenes depicting fugitive Black women and girls seeking freedom from gendered violence and racism.$16.20ISBN: 9780143115762Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Books - December 10th, 2008
A fully revised edition of one of the most influential books ever written on personal finance with more than a million copies sold
“The best book on money. Period.” –Grant Sabatier, founder of “Millennial Money,” on CNBC Make It
"This is a wonderful book. It can really change your life." -Oprah$53.85ISBN: 9780415916929Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Routledge - December 20th, 1996
First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.$16.20ISBN: 9780804172707Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Anchor - January 26th, 2016
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR$29.95ISBN: 9781784780128Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Verso - June 9th, 2015
How have ideas about white women figured in the history of racism? Vron Ware argues that they have been central, and that feminism has, in many ways, developed as a political movement within racist societies.$46.15ISBN: 9780415913935Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Routledge - April 30th, 1996
Race Traitor brings together voices ranging from tenured university professors to skinheads and prison inmates to discuss the "white question" in America.$15.30ISBN: 9781632864130Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bloomsbury USA - September 5th, 2017
National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016
A Chicago Review of Books Best Nonfiction Book of 2016$38.45ISBN: 9781438454382Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: State University of New York Press - March 1st, 2015
Bronze Medalist, 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Anthologies Category$16.19ISBN: 9781416553441Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Gallery Books - July 3rd, 2007
An unparalleled picture of that vibrant but dark intersection where the Old and the New South collide.
Thirtysomething Colquitt and Walter Kennedy live in a charming, peaceful suburb of newly bustling Atlanta, Georgia. Life is made up of enjoyable work, long, lazy weekends, and the company of good neighbors.$15.30ISBN: 9781608196265Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bloomsbury USA - April 24th, 2012
Winner of the National Book Award
Jesmyn Ward, two-time National Book Award winner and author of Sing, Unburied, Sing, delivers a gritty but tender novel about family and poverty in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina.$13.50ISBN: 9781932841770Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Agate Bolden - August 13th, 2013
Author and essayist Kiese Laymon is one of the most unique, stirring, and powerful new voices in American writing. How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America is a collection of his essays, touching on subjects ranging from family, race, violence, and celebrity to music, writing, and coming of age in Mississippi.$15.30ISBN: 9780143127550Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2015
The acclaimed debut novel by the author of Little Fires Everywhere.
“A taut tale of ever deepening and quickening suspense." -O, the Oprah Magazine
"Explosive...Both a propulsive mystery and a profound examination of a mixed-race family." -Entertainment Weekly$24.30ISBN: 9780735223523Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Viking - June 19th, 2018
PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BOOK OF 2018
LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE WINNER
ALA CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER
THE STONEWALL BOOK AWARD WINNER
Soon to Be a Major Television Event, optioned by Amy Poehler$30.79ISBN: 9781943910816Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Valancourt Books - October 2nd, 2017
Blackwater is the saga of a small town, Perdido, Alabama, and Elinor Dammert, the stranger who arrives there under mysterious circumstances on Easter Sunday, 1919. On the surface, Elinor is gracious, charming, anxious to belong in Perdido, and eager to marry Oscar Caskey, the eldest son of Perdido's first family. But her beautiful exterior hides a shocking secret.$22.46ISBN: 9781948340489Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Dottir Press - July 7th, 2020
Pass with Care is a testament to trans resilience, queer joy, and the power of finding freedom and adventure within a community of your own creation. Transgender writer, artist, and activist Cooper Lee Bombardier shifts effortlessly between lyrical essays, poetry, and narrative nonfiction as his own landscape changes over the course of two decades.