Literary Entertainment: New Novels We Dare You to Put Down
Here are five novels that completely held my attention—no easy task when it is hard to concentrate on much of anything these days
Dog Days of Summer Reading
There is an abundance of incredible new fiction awaiting hungry readers this August, so make time to stock up before the coming election takes...
Hope in Times of Hardship
When we started these newsletters COVID-19 had just begun to spread and the bookstore closed for quarantine. Now, over four months later, our bookstore...
2020 First Novel Prize: The Long ListThe Center for Fiction
We are so pleased to announce the long list for the 2020 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.
Topics of the Moment, for All Ages
Here are a few titles for both kids and adults that address subjects on our minds today—politics, racial injustice, gender identity, activism...
Lose Yourself in These Long Reads and Prize-Winning Paperbacks
This week we are mentioning just a few new hardcovers as these might take the same amount of time to read as six smaller books!
An Explosion of Voices
It’s fireworks season (especially this year!), and this selection of books is particularly bright. Here is a roundup of recent fiction that...
Gothic Stories and More for the Hot, Humid Days of Summer
Dear Friends of the Center,This week we offer a blend of crime, suspense, horror and, especially, creepy gothic stories. Escapist reading for...
Fathers in Fiction and Memoirs, Recent and Timeless
As we approach Father’s Day this weekend, we have assembled a group of books that feature fathers—good and bad, present and absent, stepparent...
Read with Pride: Fiction, Poetry, Memoirs, and Essay Collections
To celebrate Pride Month 2020 here is an eclectic assortment of new and recent works from disparate voices that strike a common chord