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13 Thought-Provoking Books from the Moth Podcast Storytellers

Off The Shelf | Posted 02.11.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

In a heartfelt Moth story about the sometimes disparate relationship between fathers and sons, Neil Gaiman shared with an audience that his proud father had shown up to a very stressful book signing, unannounced, while Neil was signing copies of Anansi Boys, an adventurous novel about fathers and sons that blends myth, prophecy and family dysfunction.

A Chance Encounter Leads to a Literary Goldmine

Off The Shelf | Posted 02.08.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

"&Son" was the best kind of author reading, one set in the same place as the book so it seems to come to life all around you. As I started the book that night, I realized that this was the first of many meta moments, all of which added up to a great story.

14 Must-Read Books Set Under the African Sun

Off The Shelf | Posted 02.05.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Emma Volk | Off the Shelf Plane tickets are expensive, but that's where the beauty of armchair adventuring comes in. If the lush African landscap...

An Extraordinary Kaleidoscopic Novel of World War II

Off The Shelf | Posted 02.01.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

More than 750 pages long, Gone to Soldiers can definitely be intimidating, and I knew when I picked up this novel that it would need to be extraordinary in order to hold my attention for a few weeks. Thankfully, I was not disappointed.

Breaking the Culture of Sameness

Ayelet Baron | Posted 01.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ayelet Baron

Sameness: "I want what she is having." This is what made Meg Ryan's scene in the movie When Harry Met Sally become pop culture. It's fascinating how t...

11 Binge-Worthy Literary Series

Off The Shelf | Posted 01.29.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Emma Volk | Off the Shelf Like all good things, books have to come to an end, but that doesn't make saying goodbye to your favorite characters any...

11 Delightful Tales Set in Our Favorite Place -- Bookstores!

Off The Shelf | Posted 01.22.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

Half treasure hunt, half meditative experience, time spent in a bookstore is never time wasted.

Coming Soon: Kate DiCamillo's Raymie Nightingale

Monica Edinger | Posted 01.21.2016 | Books
Monica Edinger

Kate DiCamillo burst onto the children's book world with a flash, receiving a Newbery Honor for her very first book, the realistic and much beloved B...

4 Truly Enlightening Ideas From Self-Help Books | Pam Masin | Posted 01.12.2016 | OWN

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Best Picture Books of 2015

Minh Le | Posted 12.09.2015 | Books
Minh Le

One of the reasons I'm drawn to children's literature is that the right book really is a gift that can last a lifetime. For me, one of those books is ...

Little Boy Blue and the Man on TV: The Coming-Out Story That Became Father-Son Bonding

Jaime Lubin | Posted 12.08.2015 | Books
Jaime Lubin

Kevin Newman believes nothing scares men more than vulnerability. "They haven't had a vocabulary that's safe," the veteran journalist says. "It's al...

The Best Cliffhanger Endings Of The Past 15 Years | Pam Masin | Posted 12.01.2015 | OWN

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Expanding Gender and Making It Roomier for All Of Us: three from Daylight Books

Janet Mason | Posted 11.25.2015 | Books
Janet Mason

Gender has always been on my mind -- or in my face -- whether I like it or not. As a budding feminist and then a young lesbian with short hair, I was called "Sir" on more than one occasion. I didn't like it, but was happy to have the privileges that being perceived as male brought. I am over six feet tall and trained as a martial artist.

Edward Carey's Iremonger Trilogy

Monica Edinger | Posted 11.18.2015 | Books
Monica Edinger

I am surprised not to see more about Edward Carey's Iremonger Trilogy, the last of which --- Lungdon -- has just been published.

The Right Thing to Say About America

René Zografos | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
René Zografos

I strongly believe I can present accurate responses about how people in the world actually think about the country that we have heard is the greatest country on Earth, and not only quick shallow statements because it's the right thing to say.

Trump or Treat: Lessons in Anthropology

Janet Mason | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Janet Mason

"It could happen. Trump could get elected. Hitler was elected, you know," said an older friend of mine. My friend and I were sitting in a college classroom where we are taking a class together in anthropology and photography.

Vaporized: Thriving in a Business World That You Can't See, Touch or Feel

Simon Mainwaring | Posted 09.23.2015 | Books
Simon Mainwaring

There is little doubt that the world as we know it is disappearing as technology enables a life driven by intangibles - digital technologies that put more power and control in our hands while demanding less space if any at all.

Trust Thyself: What Girl in the Woods Author Aspen Matis Found on the Trail to Independence

Jaime Lubin | Posted 09.22.2015 | Books
Jaime Lubin

Since its release earlier this month, Aspen Matis' debut memoir has been making headlines as yet another spotlight on the horrors of campus sexual assault. But those expecting a lurid cautionary tale will find something else entirely.

Therese and Isabelle and Living Large: two books to think about

Janet Mason | Posted 09.08.2015 | Books
Janet Mason

The alternative to the LGBT community is to be invisible. There is strength in numbers and in community and that is why we band together. Historicall...

Promoting a Book and the Social Network Inquisition

Renato Barucco | Posted 09.03.2015 | Books
Renato Barucco

Promoting a book on social networks is not as seamless as it sounds, particularly if the book (and relative promotion messages) focuses on sexuality.

Shooting for the Stars, Belsky's Newest Page Turning Thriller

Holly Cara Price | Posted 09.03.2015 | Books
Holly Cara Price

The Kennedy Connection was a cleverly written, suspenseful page turner in the best sense and Shooting for the Stars is its' worthy successor. In this saga, Malloy is thrown into the sleazy, headline-grabbing world of a prime-time TV newsmagazine when he joins forces with a beautiful reporter who has uncovered answers long buried that lead to the solving of a cold case from decades before.

Becoming Fearless: A Conversation With A Girl Undone Author Catherine Linka

Devra Maza | Posted 09.11.2015 | Books
Devra Maza

Catherine Linka knows books. So it shouldn't have surprised her when, before her award-winning debut novel A Girl Called Fearless was even published, she was asked to write a sequel.

When it Rains, it Pours: 50 More Picture Books From a Stellar 2015

Minh Le | Posted 08.24.2015 | Books
Minh Le

Back in February, I said that this year may well prove to be a high water mark for picture books. However, there was no guarantee that the year would continue its torrid pace. Apparently, when it rains, it pours because much to my delight, the wave of great books has continued to roll in.

Memoir in Fantasia: Defining the Indefinable With Buck 65's Wicked and Weird Tales

Jaime Lubin | Posted 08.20.2015 | Books
Jaime Lubin

The acclaimed Canadian hip-hop artist, producer, and radio host is speaking to me via Skype about his new memoir Wicked and Weird: The Amazing Tales of Buck 65, unaware that he's just made the understatement of the century.

Simone de Beauvoir and Loving Authentically

Skye Cleary | Posted 08.03.2015 | Books
Skye Cleary

Romantic loving is, for Simone de Beauvoir, existentially dangerous. Romantic relationships can be such intoxicating experiences that lovers get lost in euphoria. Authentic loving, according to Beauvoir, needs to overcome such traps.