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 PrizeThe Center for Fiction
The 2020 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize was awarded to Raven Leilani for her debut novel Luster...
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
Black Lives Matter - Teach Your Children Well
Black Lives Matter and as always we must teach our children about racism at the earliest age. For teens on the cusp of adulthood, and the generation...
Story Collections: Contemporary Classics, New Voices, and Experimental Writing
At the Center for Fiction, we are forever extolling the virtues of the short form. The ability to capture a life, an entire landscape, a range...