Fiction is inspired by countless stories, either real or imaged. There's nothing new under the sun. However, there is a novel, on bookstore shelves, that shines above many out there, right now. It's Origin by debut author Jessica Khoury.
Pick this book up to gain a deep and profound encounter with issues of social justice, of the economic crisis of today, of immigration and diversity, and of the age-old question activists must always ask, "What is to be done?"
It may be a bit harder to get through multiple books now that the summer is ending, but for urban leaders, three recent books are worth reading even after Labor Day. Each offers some provocative insight about what's happening in American cities, why, and what we might do about it.
"Equal Justice Under Law" -- the motto over the Supreme Court's door -- comes to life in Shon Hopwood's new memoir in a way that is too often absent from the cert. petition process.
What would it be like to have two souls? Here lies the concept of What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang.
How do you get readers to really "like" your book on Amazon? What happens if they hate your book and hate you, too? Well, now I've got the answer.
The pathway to success in book publishing is not found in the snake oil of fake reviews. Just because something can be done online, does not mean it should be.
At the end of the year, I usually make a top ten list of favorite books that I've read. These books consist of a mixture of adult and young adult fiction. One of the best and most entertaining books I've read this year, and frankly in a long time, is Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard.
When I starting telling people I was going to have a book published, one of the most frequent questions I received was: "What name are you going to publish under?" The funny thing is, it had never even occurred to me to publish under any other name but my own.
"Abandon a project" will make me happier at home? Damn, it's true. I'm not a quitter but yet again, Gretchen Rubin changed my thinking and taught me five new things about connecting to my joie de vivre. Both of her books are better than chocolate, and have far fewer calories.
Here are three new novels, all tales of love set in the past. The farther back in time they go, the more satisfying the read, but each has their flaws.
Tides of War follows Jaina Proudmoore, a powerful wizard sworn to protect the martial island city of Theramore, as she quickly becomes as jaded to the idea of peace in the war-torn world of Azeroth as she is to love.
If you are a blogger, a commenter, a tweeter, a public speaker or any type of communicator, you will benefit immensely from picking up a copy of Joe R...
Werewolves are mythological creatures brewed up in the imaginations of creative storytellers. At least that was what I thought until I flipped through the pages of Linda Godfrey's new book, Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America.
It seems like there's a lot of ink being spilled recently about book reviews, so let me spill a little more.
With strong community engagement, comprehensive incentives and unique partnerships, it becomes clear that clean energy is the future. And it has nothing to hide.
by Neil Gaiman
Published on June 18th, 2013
by Rebecca Solnit
Published on June 13th, 2013
by Elliott Holt
Published on May 30th, 2013
by Khaled Hosseini