Curbside Gift Guide: 2016

The Curbside holiday gift guide is back! The tradition of gift-giving can be a stressful one if you’re hard up for cash, or have spent all of your money on donations to Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, NAACP, the Sierra Club, etc., etc. For your convenience we’ve included gifts all along the price spectrum. May these items support you in whatever the new year may bring.

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Review: The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová by Kelsey Parker Ervick

For a book that describes itself as following “Oulipian-like constraints” due to the author’s limited knowledge of Czech and the limitations on the ability of biography to really capture life, The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová (Rose Metal Press, November 2016) is an unrestrained dive into the life of the “Mother of Czech Prose.”

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