It's So Emotional
This grouping taps into emotional relationships—with family, friends, faith, food and life itself. We hear from a prolific Southern American...
There are four authors this week who have been recently acknowledged by the prestigious Booker Prize. The fifth is a special treat—a previously...
What's on Your Mind?
Three works of literary nonfiction are in the spotlight this week, along with a prize-winning Scandinavian writer who has been gaining a deserved...
This week we offer an epic novel of the American South, stories that illuminate the absurdity of contemporary life, a glimpse into the making...
Often, getting out of your comfort zone enhances the pleasures of reading. This week two oversized creatures are featured, as well as (possibly)...
Whale of a Tale
A ‘whale of a story’ means a great amount of a good thing and this week we have five novels that fit the description, including two featuring whales
Something to Talk About
This week we are pleased to highlight a rousing jazz-infused debut novel which we are launching at The Center and a pitch-perfect memoir from...
Difficult people make for interesting reading. Characters who are mischievous, unstable, irrational, those who lack self-control and then find...
Novels, short stories, stories that interlink to become a novel, and poetry: these books explore their characters’ psychological and sexual...
Four of this week’s writers are at the peak of their powers. Shimmering stories full of pain and loss and introspection; fat cat Republicans...