Our Year of Reading
This year lacked many things, but great literature was, thankfully, not among them. It’s no mystery, however, that more titles than usual seemed...
The Perfect Gift
Can you believe gift-giving season is upon us? Our rule of thumb: When in doubt, a gift book is often the ideal choice for a present
Our Thanks to You
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, one thing we are thankful for is the support you readers, members and customers have continued to provide...
Authors from the Diaspora: A Reading List by Yvonne OrjiYvonne Orji
Add Yvonne’s picks to your winter reading list and join her on Thursday, December 3rd for our Annual Awards Benefit!
The Department of Speculation
With a sigh of relief that the election is basically over, we are ready to turn to the future—and a handful of books that do just that
Sometimes we just need something concise and brief and diminutive, of modest size (but not necessarily scope). Perhaps a little something for...
First Novels and Last Novels, and Those in Between
Some of the finest books of the season are just coming out now. They can provide a welcome alternative to the daily news cycle and just might...
Haunting, scary, spooky, creepy, frightening, gothic, and ghostly—how many ways can we describe the novels that make us shiver, and the stories...
The Voices of America
This week we focus on the great variety of voices in America in its many forms: fiction, fantastic and speculative; biography; poetry; and essay
Murder, Eat, Read, Repeat
This week I wanted to call out four new books in the crime genre that are particularly good—followed by a new mouthwatering cookbook and two...