New York writer Emily Gould has founded, with Ruth Curry, what the two call an independent online bookstore: Emily Books, which is so carefully curated that they add exactly one new e-book to their stock each month. The debut selection in October was a book of essays by Ellen Willis, and the November selection was Inferno, “a poet’s novel” by Eileen Myles.
The booksellers have just announced their December selection: Glory Goes and Gets Some by Emily Carter. The 2000 story collection is inspired by Carter’s experience moving to Minnesota for drug treatment, and was published by Minneapolis’s Coffee House Press. Since, Carter has moved to the East Coast.
In October, I interviewed Gould for The Tangential and was so impressed with the project that I decided to start a group for Twin Cities residents interested in reading and discussing Emily Books selections. We’ll be meeting on January 4 at the CC Club to discuss Glory Goes and Gets Some; RSVP to the meetup on Facebook, and join our Facebook group to stay in the loop.