Konundrum Engine Recommendations
Summer 2011

Fanny Howe's Come and See

Christopher Boucher's How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive

M.C. Hyland's Neveragainland

Devin Johnston's Creaturely

Spring 2010

Ron Currie Jr.'s Everything Matters!

Alex Lemon's Fancy Beasts

David Mazzucchelli's Asterio Polyp

Brenda Iijima (Ed.)'s (Eco (Lang)(Uage Reader))

Joanna Rawson's Unrest

Laura Sim's Stranger

Fall 2009

Mary Jo Bang's Elegy

Alice Flaherty's The Midnight Disease

Dawn Lundy Martin's A Gather of Matter, A Matter of Gathering

David Rhode's Driftless

John William's Stoner

Mark Leyner's The Tetherballs of Bougainville

Ashley Butler's Dear Sound of Footstep: Essays

Victor LaValle's Big Machine

Summer 2009

Jack Splicer's My Vocabulary Did This to Me

Susan Brind Morrow's Wolves and Honey

Cesar Aira's Ghosts

Michael Dickman's The End of the West

Tove Jansson's The Summer Book

Lia Purpura's King Baby

Per Petterson's Out Stealing Horses

LJ Davis's A Meaningful Life

Spring 2009

Brian Teare's Sight Map

Jeffrey Rotter's The Unknown Knowns

Alison Bechdel's Fun Home

Elizabeth Kolbert's Field Notess

Kathleen Jasme's The Plum-Stone Game

Jean Valentine's Lucy

Tom Piazza's City of Refuge

Winter 2009

Lia Purpura's On Looking

Terry Tempest William's Finding Beauty in a Broken World

Marzanna Kielar's Salt Monody

Katie Ford's Colosseum:Poems

James Wood's How Fiction Works

Etgar Keret's The Girl on the Fridge: Stories

Mid-Summer 2008

G.E. Patterson's To and From

Henri Cole's Blackbird and Wolf

Jorie Graham's Sea Change

Christopher Arigo's In the Archives

March/April 2008

Samantha Hunt's The Invention of Everything Else

Roberto Bolano's The Savage Detectives

Laura Flynn's Swallow the Ocean

Joseph Ceravolo's The Green Lake Awake

Feb 2008

Yoko Ogawa's The Diving Pool

Julie Carr's Equivocal

Brenda Hillman's The Firecage

Lisa Fishman's The Happiness Experiment

Nov/Dec 2007

Ed Hamilton's Chelsea Hotel

Diane Ackerman's The Zookeeper's Wife

Jean Valentine's Little Boat

Christian Wiman's Ambition and Survival

October 2007

Jessica Fisher's Frail-Craft

Inger Christensen's Alphabet


Summer 2007

Anne Fadiman's At Small and At Large

Anne Carson's Eros the Bittersweet

Joan Retallack's The Poethical Wager

William Stobb's Nervous Systems

Jane Mead's House of Poured-Out Water