In This Issue

Several of the outstanding titles we review in this week's issue gaze upon the vast ocean waters and find that they are wild with intrigue and adventure. Death on the Beach: Essays from a Marginal World by Swedish author Per Högselius is an "evocative" collection of essays documenting the ways "[b]eaches are places of mystery and contradiction." And A Letter to the Luminous Deep by Sylvie Cathrall explores a "dreamy, witty epistolary underwater fantasy" about the mysterious disappearance of two lovers who were fascinated by the discovery of a new aquatic species. Plus, Everything You Know About Sharks Is Wrong! by zoologist Nick Crumpton and illustrator Gavin Scott is "a mesmerizing dive" through shark-infested waters in order to correct fallacies about "a highly misunderstood creature."

In The Writer's Life, punk icon Kathleen Hanna opens up about writing her memoir, Rebel Girl, which started out so long that she took to calling it Riot Grrrl Hobbit.

--Dave Wheeler, senior editor, Shelf Awareness
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