Sensi Buzz: New Year's Resolutions
Jan 01, 2018 09:03PM
● By Stephanie Wilson
Solution: Off-the-grid-guide to backcountry
Resolution: Push your limits
Solution: Snowshoe racing
If you’re a summertime road runner, don’t let a little powder get in your way during the winter months. Keep on keeping on and try your hand at snowshoe racing while enjoying one of the prettiest mountain resorts. The first race in the Beaver Creek Mountain Running Series is on January 7. In addition to snowshoe demos and sponsor booths, competitors enjoy a post-race party in the Village. Awards will be given to the top 3 men and women in each age bracket for the 5K and 10k races.
Resolution: Read more books
Solution: 3 page-turners
Fresh Complaint // by Jeffrey Eugenides // MACMILLAN
The first collection of short fiction from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides hasn’t elicited many fresh complaints since its release in October. The stories in “Fresh Complaint” explore equally rich—and intriguing—territory in ways that are, forgive me, fresh. Reading Eugenides is an encompassing joy for people who enjoy lyrical prose, who devour novels seeking those perfect sentences that just stop them in their tracks. The author’s works are filled with passages like that. Such as this one: “Pay no attention to the terrors that visit you in the night. The psyche is at its lowest ebb then, unable to defend itself.
The desolation that envelops you feels like truth but isn’t. It’s just mental fatigue masquerading as insight.” You’ll find other real insight woven into all 10 of the narratively compelling stories.
Manhattan Beach // by Jennifer Egan // SCRIBNER
This fall was a great season for short stories from Pulitzer-winning authors. Egan, author of the intricately woven A Visit from the Goon Squad, which reads like a collection of short stories until the very end when the full narrative is quietly revealed to the reader. With Manhattan Beach, Egan spins a classic historical novel. Classic in that instant classic kind of way that got the novel long-listed for the National Book Award for Fiction and named an Amazon Best Book of October 2017.
The Dinner Party: Stories // by Joshua Ferris // LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY