The newest editions from David Foster Wallace, Deborah Eisenberg and more

By EW Staff
Updated June 18, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Broom of the System David Foster Wallace
Wallace’s complex first novel started as a college thesis project, and now it’s being rereleased in a snazzy new edition with a tattoo-inspired design. A-

The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg Deborah Eisenberg
Short Stories
From one of the masters of the short story comes a massive collection of big stories told small that switches between drama and humor with surprising ease and economy. A

Girl in Need of a Tourniquet Merri Lisa Johnson
In this frenzied emotional punch of a memoir, Johnson chronicles her personal struggle with borderline personality disorder and her long road toward finding help. B+

I’m Down Mishna Wolff
A fascinating, and hilarious, look into race and culture through the eyes of a white girl raised in a predominantly black neighborhood by a father unaware of his own whiteness. A

The Urban Homestead Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen
Interested in living the rural life but reside in the city? Never fear, this guide shows you how to go all Green Acres without ever leaving your apartment. B+