Whether you need a book club recommendation or something to enjoy in your backyard this spring, these books are some of the best of Spring 2015. There are new novels from old favorites, unique voices, and continuing sagas of families you may already know. Plus a memoir that looks fascinating!
Power to the people is a wonderful concept, but total unadulterated power to the masses will always result in an unreliable representation of the truth. It's as simple as pride or ego.
A few years ago I worked on a project that was tied to Days of Our Lives. For those of you who grew up with soap operas (or maybe still try to catch them from time to time) you know that this show has been on the air for 50 years.
In Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate, Chief Economist Stan Humphries and CEO Spencer Rascoff leverage Zillow's massive collection of data to talk about both popular and controversial real estate topics.
Will I read Hoffman's book? Probably not, even though I've been to Masada. So why not? Because I'm working on something told in first person, and I don't want to be influenced by the story-telling in Hoffman's book.
There are many ways to view a circle: one as a closed system. Once a cog is admitted to the circle, it is designed to remain in place and help sustain the whole. The new cog in Dave Eggers' novel, The Circle, is a young woman named Mae.
Morris is very balanced in his writing, giving time, and explaining, why there are those who believe PTSD is mostly more of a cultural phenomenon than an actual psychological condition.
Green on Blue, a stunning debut novel by decorated veteran Elliot Ackerman, conveys not only the contradictions and duplicity of the war in Afghanistan, but of war itself.
Taking yoga beyond the physical poses is frankly hard, because the literature about yoga's traditions and philosophy is opaque and difficult and because, especially in these days, we are all more distracted than ever. In this book, Rebecca changes all of that.
What to do when you see someone you care about bathed in a cloud of smoke, of booze, of opium? You might hand the smoker a copy of Zeno's Conscience: A Novel, whose protagonist turns to psychoanalysis in his attempt to cure a lifetime of problems.
When you publish a blog post on The Huffington Post's Comedy section, you assume people will get the obvious: It's meant to be funny, just like a fire truck hurtling down the street is a sign that, well, there's a fire somewhere, right?
I'm blessed to be able to work from home with my son, but there are still times when I wonder if I could be doing more as a parent.
I've positively reviewed Patricia Cornwell in the past, but when I had negative things to say about one of her books, some of her fans accused me of being jealous. OK, I have a confession. It's, like, 100 percent true, since she sells more books than I ever will. You know what else? It's true of all book reviewers.
There's a reason why Peter Thiel and his merry band of "PayPal Mafia" members have created seven companies worth a billion dollars each, including PayPal, SpaceX, YouTube, and a few others you may never have heard of. Ever wonder what makes a guy like that so smart?
I had just finished reading The First Bad Man by Miranda July when my husband walked through the door. The first thing he asked me is why I'd cut my...
I honestly loved everything about this book. I was moved by the raw realness of the characters, entranced by the magic of the Paradise and stunned by the effortless writing. I'll Meet You There is a book to treasure and hold in your heart.