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.
*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*
*WINNER of the Andrew Carnegie Medal and FINALIST
“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, showing
“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.
Rarely does the debut of a new writer garner such attention & acclaim. The excitement began the moment "The Fourth State of Matter," one of the fourteen extraordinary personal narratives in this book, appeared in the pages of the New Yorker.
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.
The Nobel Prize-winning author now gives us a learned, stylish, and immensely persuasive work of literary criticism that promises to change the way we read American literature even as it opens a new chapter in the American dialogue on race.
With the publication of her first novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers, all of twenty-three, became a literary sensation. With its profound sense of moral isolation and its compassionate glimpses into its characters' inner lives, the novel is considered McCullers' finest work, an enduring masterpiece first published by Houghton Mifflin in 1940.$16.00ISBN: 9780374532901Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: FSG Originals - October 25th, 2011
Named A Best Book of 2011 by the New York Times, Time Magazine, the Boston Globe and Entertainment Weekly
A sharp-eyed, uniquely humane tour of America's cultural landscape—from high to low to lower than low—by the award-winning young star of the literary nonfiction world.$14.39ISBN: 9780156006217Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harvest Books - September 17th, 2004
"A secretive magician's death becomes the catalyst for his partner's journey self-discovery in this enchanting book ("San Francisco Chronicle") " that is something of a magic trick in itself (Newsweek)." When Parsifal, a handsome and charming magician, dies suddenly, his widow Sabine who was also his faithful assistant for twenty years learns that the family he claimed to have lost in a tragic acc$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.$17.09ISBN: 9780738212289Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Da Capo Lifelong Books - March 3rd, 2009
James Beard Award-winning chef Bryant Terry's first cookbook, a vegan homage to Southern, African American, and Afro-Caribbean food$14.40ISBN: 9780807083697Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Beacon Press - February 2004
The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now.$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 Sto$17.00ISBN: 9780812968002Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$14.40ISBN: 9780375704635Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Vintage - July 11th, 2000
"Supremely humane.... Kay leaves us with a broad landscape of sweet tolerance and familial love." —The New York Times Book Review
In her starkly beautiful and wholly unexpected tale, Jackie Kay delves into the most intimate workings of the human heart and mind and offers a triumphant tale of loving deception and lasting devotion.$15.30ISBN: 9780553380996Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bantam - November 23rd, 2004
For many of us, feelings of deficiency are right around the corner. It doesn’t take much--just hearing of someone else’s accomplishments, being criticized, getting into an argument, making a mistake at work--to make us feel that we are not okay.$17.06ISBN: 9781577319368Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: New World Library - August 24th, 2010
First published a decade ago, A Writer's Book of Days has become the ideal writing coach for thousands of writers. Newly revised, with new prompts, up-to-date Web resources, and more useful information than ever, this invaluable guide offers something for everyone looking to put pen to paper -- a treasure trove of practical suggestions, expert advice, and powerful inspiration.$14.40ISBN: 9780307887443Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Broadway Books - June 5th, 2012
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The cult classic—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.$12.56ISBN: 9780679744726Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Vintage - December 1992
A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document.$15.29ISBN: 9780895941220Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Crossing Press - January 1982
ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the authors vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lordes work is cyclical. It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her . . . Lorde brings into play her craft of lush description and characterization. It keeps unfolding page after page.Off Our Backs$13.50ISBN: 9780807006238Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Beacon Press - November 20th, 2012
#26 on The Guardian's list of 100 best nonfiction books of all time, the essays explore what it means to be Black in America$15.30ISBN: 9780812981605Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 7th, 2014
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This instant classic explores how we can change our lives by changing our habits.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal • Financial Times
$16.20ISBN: 9781451654974Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon & Schuster - March 4th, 2014
The "brilliant" and "daringly original" (The New York Times) critique of digital networks from the "David Foster Wallace of tech" (London Evening Standard)--asserting that to fix our economy, we must fix our information economy.$17.06ISBN: 9781595584991Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: New Press - December 7th, 2010
How you see the world is about to change. All That We Share is a wake-up call that will inspire you to see the world in a new way. As soon as you realize that some things belong to everyone--water, for instance, or the Internet or human knowledge--you become a commoner, part of a movement that's reshaping how we will solve the problems facing us in the twenty-first century.$14.40ISBN: 9781617230103Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Current - February 25th, 2014
People spent the twentieth century obsessed with the future. We created technologies that would help connect us faster, gather news, map the planet, and compile knowledge. We strove for an instantaneous network where time and space could be compressed. Well, the future's arrived. We live in a continuous now enabled by Twitter, email, and a so-called real-time technological shift.$15.30ISBN: 9780452297753Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Books - February 2012
A profound portrait of family dynamics in the rural South and “an essential novel” (The New Yorker)
$14.40ISBN: 9781555976712Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Graywolf Press - April 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 activits--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.$15.26ISBN: 9780872866249Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: City Lights Publishers - City Lights Publishe - September 9th, 2014
Winner - Best Transgender Nonfiction - 2015 Lambda Literary Awards
Best Books of 2014 - Publishers Weekly
Best Books of 2014 - NPR Books
Best Nonficton Books of 2014 - Kirkus Reviews
10 Best Transgender Non-Fiction Books - Advocate$16.16ISBN: 9781551525365Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Arsenal Pulp Press - April 8th, 2014
"Being a girl was something that never really happened for me."--Rae Spoon$14.40ISBN: 9781566893749Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Coffee House Press - September 9th, 2014
Praise for Saeed Jones:"Jones is the kind of writer who's more than wanted: he's desperately needed."--FlavorWire "This book leaves your body transformed in a way that poetry should." --ElevenElevenEmail or call for priceISBN: 9781555975180Availability: Hard to FindPublished: Graywolf Press - February 3rd, 2009
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism
Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize
A frank and fascinating exploration of race and racial identity$8.99ISBN: 9780307743688Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Anchor - June 28th, 2011
Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published.
Soon to be a television series
$13.99ISBN: 9780061143311Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 10th, 2007
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer McMahon's explosive debut$20.66ISBN: 9781583943977Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: North Atlantic Books - July 12th, 2011
Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth.$17.99ISBN: 9781501142970Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scribner - January 5th, 2016
It: Chapter Two—now a major motion picture!
Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil without a name: It.<$13.49ISBN: 9781594749766Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Quirk Books - July 11th, 2017
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$17.99ISBN: 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:$14.40ISBN: 9781849352604Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: AK Press - April 18th, 2017
Inspired by Octavia Butler's explorations of our human relationship to change, Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux. It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns.$8.99ISBN: 9780804180283Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Dell - July 26th, 2016
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER$15.30ISBN: 9781501126079Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scribner - May 8th, 2018
WINNER of the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A finalist for the Kirkus Prize, Andrew Carnegie Medal, Aspen Words Literary Prize, and a New York Times bestseller, this majestic, stirring, and widely praised novel from two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, the story of a family on a journey through rural Mississippi, is$27.00ISBN: 9780316393904Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little, Brown and Company - August 22nd, 2017
A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2017Recommended Summer Reading -- Louise Erdrich, New York TimesA 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$51.65ISBN: 9780415916929Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Routledge - February 20th, 1997
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.$43.95ISBN: 9780415913935Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Routledge - June 6th, 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$36.25ISBN: 9781438454382Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: State University Press of New York (Suny) - March 2015
Bronze Medalist, 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Anthologies Category$12.59ISBN: 9780688161125Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 22nd, 1998
Jeff Winston, forty-three, didn't know he was a replayer until he died and woke up twenty-five years younger in his college dorm room; he lived another life. And died again. And lived again and died again -- in a continuous twenty-five-year cycle -- each time starting from scratch at the age of eighteen to reclaim lost loves, remedy past mistakes, or make a fortune in the stock market.$15.29ISBN: 9781416553441Availability: BackorderedPublished: 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.$14.40ISBN: 9780143127550Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2015
“A deep, heartfelt portrait of a family." — Alexander Chee, The New York Times Book Review$24.30ISBN: 9780735223523Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Viking - June 19th, 2018
FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE IN FICTION
WINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL
WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR FICTION
WINNER OF THE STONEWALL BOOK AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
Soon to Be a Major Television Event, optioned by Amy Poehler$15.29ISBN: 9781416553441Availability: BackorderedPublished: 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.