The lives of creative individuals inform four books of different genres this week—in memoir, biography, history, and narrative nonfiction
Look Inside the Book
This week you’ll discover the latest from a Center favorite who has graced us with his presence at several past events; laughs from two essential...
One-word titles always catch my eye and ear, and this week four of the novels qualify. For two of them, we have signed copies while they last
The Merry Month of May
Two debut books by Chinese American writers—a novel and a story collection—help usher in Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month...
Champing at the Bit
I had the pleasure of meeting a couple of this week’s extraordinary writers at the bookseller’s Winter Institute in Seattle and have been...
"You Carry Mother Earth Within You"
Today we commemorate Earth Day with a selection of books that celebrate the land and its flora and fauna in various ways. One new book below combines...
The writers this week create worlds and settings that are richly observed and easy to imagine, no matter how far they stray from our own realities
From One Extreme to Another
These five works of fiction could not be more different. Moods go from light and lively, to threatening and murderous. There is high anxiety...
Here, There, and Everywhere
Two debuts and three returning writers grace this week’s selection. There are five voices from around the world: Mexico, the Czech Republic...
The title of Farah Jasmine Griffin’s new essay collection inspires this selection which includes a novel about formidable female characters...