Four Souls, by Louise Erdrich. HarperCollins, July 2004. $22.95
Continuing Tracks, this interwoven narrative expands and deepens Erdrich’s unmatched body of work. Another extraordinary novel.
New and Selected Poems, by Michael Ryan. Houghton Mifflin, April 2004. $22
The new poems here are vibrant and ferocious—and the old poems still shock and delight.
Complete Poems, by Claude McKay. Edited by William J. Maxwell. Illinois, March 2004. $39.95
All of McKay’s work gathered for the first time, plus a hundred unpublished poems, extensive notes, and a brilliant introduction. Cause for celebration.
Tasmanian Tiger: The Tragic Tale of How the World Lost Its Most Mysterious Predator, by David Owen. Johns Hopkins, March 2004. $25
An amazing tale that manages to embody debates about the environment, willful extermination of species, genetic research, and cloning—all in a quirky and beautifully designed little book.