Books Ander Monson Books by Ander Monson Ander Monson has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Poetry Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Ander Monson Review Book Reviews This 'Future Lover' Is A Library February 5, 2015 Ander Monson's new essay collection is a thoughtful, original celebration of libraries; more than just buildings full of books, they're a living exchange of ideas and a way for people to connect. Chris Silas Neal Critics' Lists: Summer 2010 Booksellers' Picks: 15 Soaring Summer Reads May 29, 2010 Susan Stamberg gathers recommendations from booksellers Rona Brinlee, Lucia Silva and Daniel Goldin. Their selections for summertime reading include books about small-town America, a polygamist father in over his head, and a postmistress in New England during World War II. Booksellers' Picks: 15 Soaring Summer Reads Listen · 7:20 7:20 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/127212916/127286916" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpt: 'Vanishing Point' May 27, 2010 Summer Reading: Fiction Excerpt: 'Other Electricities' July 6, 2005 This book can be read either as a series of interconnected short stories or as a novel told in stories. It takes place in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; the writing has a driving energetic force, and uses a lot of atmosphere to set the mood. Summer Reading: Fiction Excerpt: 'Vacationland' July 6, 2005 This book of poetry involves many of the same characters as the author's book of short stories. The poems here are like little aural slices of the stories. Though more abstract, they have the same driving force and the same themes of snow and coldness.