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Reed Farrel Coleman Impresses With WHERE IT HURTS

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.06.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper WHERE IT HURTS by Reed Farrell Coleman If you...

Wild New Novel Allows Readers To Hop Through Time

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.04.2016 | Arts

When Orson Card Tolliver -- one of many funny, pitiable characters in John Wray’s ambitious new novel -- tries to write a book that’s devoid of ti...

Book Review: Many Yet One? Multiple Religious Belonging

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Susan Katz Miller

As someone born into an interfaith family, I am attracted to synergy, hybridity, complexity, and convergence.

Going Vegan Sparks A Subtle Horror Story In Powerful New Novel

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.29.2016 | Arts

Vegetarianism or, as the diet of the central character in Han Kang’s The Vegetarian could more specifically be described, veganism, has lost the pow...

Book Review: Youngblood

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Youngblood, a new novel by Matt Gallagher set in the late stages of the Iraq War, is a powerful fiction debut from an author already known for his non...

Soundless by Richelle Mead

Kaavya Raman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
Kaavya Raman

Richelle Mead, #1 internationally bestselling author of the Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series, has released a book based on Chinese folklore. Soundless focuses on a young girl named Fei (a rising artist) and the world she lives in.

Been There Done That: An Inside Look at Power Couple Al Roker and Deborah Roberts

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.20.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

They are truly grateful for the riches life has bestowed on them, not just of the physical kind but also of the personal. Neither came from wealth and power so they can appreciate the journey their lives have taken.

The Story Of A Boy Who Meets A Girl Who Happens To Talk To Squirrels

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.19.2016 | Arts

You’ve heard this story before. Boy meets girl. Boy spends inordinate amount of time at girl’s charming, time-tattered home in a rapidly gentrify...

Nature Meets Family Drama In This Stunning New Novel

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

As do most novels, Tessa Hadley’s latest, The Past, has to do with (yes) the past, yet the title feels like a misnomer. For the Crane family -- fou...

4 Truly Enlightening Ideas From Self-Help Books

Oprah.com | Pam Masin | Posted 01.12.2016 | OWN

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THE FORGOTTEN ROOM: Three Authors, One Story

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.08.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Three female authors, three generations of characters, and one continuing story could have spelled disaster. It must at least have been daunting to novelists Karen White, Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig to attempt such a feat.

The Perfect Book To Read If You’re Tired Of The Same-Old Dystopias

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.05.2016 | Arts

China Miéville's slim new novel offers more questions than answers. To read it is like entering a chilly mist that obscures your vision, never cleari...

Grisham Goes Rogue Writer With ROGUE LAWYER

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.26.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

John Grisham has gone rogue. His latest novel ROGUE LAWYER is not your father's John Grisham book. This one has saltier language, a brief hint of sexual activity, and a cast of characters who do not live by any accepted moral compass.

Visceral Humanity: 'Hesitation Wounds' By Amy Koppelman

Jocelyn Jeffery | Posted 12.21.2015 | Books
Jocelyn Jeffery

Amy Koppelman's third novel, Hesitation Wounds, is as full of life as it is melancholic. Dr. Susanna Seliger, a psychiatrist who specializes in treatm...

Life And Death In An American Novel's Small Town

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

In the waning pages of Elizabeth Strout’s new novel, My Name Is Lucy Barton, the title character and narrator recalls advice she was given by a famo...

12 Books For Anyone On Your Holiday Shopping List

O, The Oprah Magazine | Pam Masin | Posted 12.16.2015 | OWN

Here are standouts for the most discerning loved ones on your list. Also on HuffPost:...

Jayne Ann Krentz Promises Romance and Mystery in SECRET SISTERS

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.11.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

This book opens with a scene of terrifying suspense and dares the reader to close its pages. Over and over the author unveils moments of true apprehension and fear, but readers will love it since Krentz has provided strong bold characters who are on the side of good.

Reading List: November 2015

Poetry Foundation | Posted 12.07.2015 | Books
Poetry Foundation

By Lindsay Garbutt Kazim Ali I read some books because I am teaching them, others because I might be reviewing them, others are only for my pleasure...

This Book Is The Perfect Antidote To Information Overload

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

Reading a Joy Williams story is an exercise in self-control for anyone averse to marking up her book. Most pages beckon to be dog-earned; most sentenc...

Crime Fiction Meets Magical Realism In This Explosive Novel

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

Man Tiger, the title of one of Indonesian author Eka Kurniawan’s two novels to hit American shelves this fall, could be read as something of a misno...

The Best Cliffhanger Endings Of The Past 15 Years

Oprah.com | Pam Masin | Posted 12.01.2015 | OWN

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James Patterson Uses 'Cross Justice' to Paint a Fuller Picture of Alex Cross

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.30.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

This is a very satisfying Alex Cross book as it answers some of the questions that have been raised previously concerning Cross' childhood and family lore. We learn through this story the why and how of Alex Cross, and what has brought him to this point in his life.

Memoir And Fiction Mingle In Thought-Provoking Novel

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

For a tale of a double life, Lily Tuck’s latest novel is remarkably seamless. The Double Life of Liliane, a deeply autobiographical novel about a g...

Mama Tried: Cartooning Motherhood

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 11.19.2015 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

Mama Tried is fun and funny - it's part memoir, part commentary, and of course part comic strip. The cartoons are what make this book so relatable and at the same time funny in way that only parents will understand (double points for twins and multiples).

'Big Magic': A Book Review

Jessica Barrett | Posted 11.19.2015 | Books
Jessica Barrett

The sentiments in this book are lovely, the advice sound. But I couldn't help but think that it was somewhat like one really long inspirational Pinterest post. Gilbert's personal success is what makes this book credible, and what is getting people to pay attention to it.