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“We’ve been out here working,” writer Syreeta McFadden tells Brooklyn Magazine, and she’s right. Who gets to tell a story (as well as how and to whom) has been contested in the United States since before its founding. (See: The controversy-strewn publishing history of Phillis Wheatley, our country’s first black and second female published author.) This conversation’s roots are centuries deep and impossibly broad and this is a good thing: It’s a very important subject....
Here are the new books we’re most excited to curl up with this November  It Ended Badly: 13 of the Worst Breakups in History by Jennifer Wright (November 3)Any book that has dual epigraphs from the unlikely duo of Buddha and Taylor Swift is worthy of a read in our opinion, and, luckily, It Ended Badly does not fail to live up to its very strong start. In it, Wright explores the relationship demises of some of...