By Sarah Woodruff | Off the Shelf No amount of description or praise can do justice to Michael Cunningham's words. My own copy of The Hours is underl...
Sometimes it seems as if children thrive in noise and chaos, but they need quiet, calm moments as much as anyone else. They may simply be unable to recognize this in the moments they need it the most.
Death. It happens to everyone. Knowledge is power, so we've created a list of books to introduce you to many of the curiosities that the "D" word has to offer.
The World According to Garp was published in 1978, my freshman year at a high school not unlike the one attended by John Irving's title character, T.S. Garp. I don't remember which year I read it, but it was the summer, and I finished it late at night in the corner of the couch, in tears.
"Though there's something of an inside joke happening on every page, Mitchell serves up a story that wouldn't be out of place alongside The Turn of the Screw. Ingenious, scary, and downright weird." At the end of life, does a writer's every word flash before his or her eyes?
Since the beginnings of film, literature has played a significant role in developing the medium. Adaptations are everywhere, but here are some literary tales that we hope inspire more stories on the silver screen.
From life changing new ways of eating, to learning to let go of the things that hold us back, these titles are sure to both inspire and ignite your heart and soul to begin making real and doable lifestyle changes, keeping you living longer and healthier.
Four men who meet as college roommates move to New York and spend the next three decades gaining renown in their professions -- as an architect, painter, actor and lawyer -- and struggling with demons in their intertwined personal lives.
I was mesmerized not only by the gorgeousness of Virginia Woolf's prose but by the fluidity of the narrator's movement, the seamless way my attention was carried from one consciousness to another, the elegant subjectivity of the content.
Grace Jones -- a "deluxe triple threat" (singer, model, actress) -- dedicates an entire chapter of her expansive new biography, I'll Never Write My Memoirs, to her infamous reputation for being late. It's Chapter 11, named "Delay."
"Wrenching, as befits the grim subject matter, but also tender, touching and at times unexpectedly funny." Talented, versatile Donoghue (The Sealed Letter, 2008, etc.) relates a searing tale of survival and recovery, in the voice of a five-year-old boy.
What is it like to be childless as a Jew, when the very first Jewish commandment is to be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:28) and scripture likens the childless to the dead? What is it like to be childless in Israel, a country that values children above all, as a supreme value?
Delancey is the memoir of a young woman's decision to open a restaurant with her husband in Seattle. Picking it up from my bookshelf, I was expecting to find the kind of feel-good but ultimately frivolous narrative that often characterizes writings on food. I was wrong.
David and I were honored to host a party for documentary filmmaker and writer Leslie Zemeckis' latest book, Goddess of Love Incarnate: The Life of Stripteuse Lili St. Cyr.
As a rule, printed words stay on the page and music stays in the air. But every once in a while you come across a truly gifted writer who can make their sentences sing. Experience some of that magic with these eleven books that take classical music as their inspiration.
The winners of the 2015 Kirkus Prize in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Young Readers' Literature will be announced on October 15, 2015.
The Story of My Teeth, on every level, is obsessed with artifice and the slipperiness of identity. Now translated by Christina MacSweeney, in collaboration with Luiselli, the book mimics her own play with authorial identity. In the book, Gustavo Sánchez Sánchez, also known as Highway, claims to be writing a “dental autobiography,” though the question of whose words we’re actually reading later becomes complicated.