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The Heist Provides Readers With a Perfect Visit From Gabriel Allon

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.18.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Summer offers many nice things. Among them are trips to the beach, cookouts with the family, visits from old friends. It is especially nice when the visit from an old friend is one involving Gabriel Allon, the Israeli master agent created by Daniel Silva.

Q&A With Elizabeth McCracken About Thunderstruck & Other Stories

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 07.17.2014 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

National Book Award finalist Elizabeth McCracken's Thunderstruck & Other Stories is a national treasure. The stories in Thunderstruck brim over with both magic, and the despair that follows devastating loss.

All the Birds, Singing: Book Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 07.15.2014 | Books
Peter Clothier

Wyld's prose is as muscular, sinewy, unsparing as this remarkable character. It has the precision of poetry, but without adornment, unnecessary wordage, or concession to literary conceit.

Remnants of a Life on Paper: A Mother and Daughter's Struggle With Borderline Personality Disorder

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

I knew the outcome of the Remnants of a Life on Paper, having heard it from the mother, Bea Tusiani, whom I met recently for the first time at a psychiatric meeting in NYC. Yet this book was still a page turner of a memoir -- written, compiled and told with utter candor and generosity by a mother who lost her 23-year-old daughter.

COP TOWN Proves Karin Slaughter Is One of America's Best Writers

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.09.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Karin Slaughter is a great writer. She proves it with every new book she writes. She is great; she is unique; she is profound. Her latest novel COP TOWN proves all of these facts.

9 New Books Destined To Become Classics

| Posted 07.02.2014 | Books

Originally posted on Kirkus. How soon is too soon to call a recently published book a modern classic? Just because critics praise a new book and re...

Out of Sight

Roz Warren | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Yale student and aspiring actress Nicole Kear learned during a routine eye exam at age 19 that she had an incurable progressive eye disease (retinitis pigmentosa) and would be blind by the time she was 30. There was no treatment available.

The Stories We Tell Is the Book We Have Been Waiting For Patti Callahan Henry To Write

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.24.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Henry strikes a chord with her readers because she bares her heart and her soul in her works. Still there was always an indication that Henry was capable of creating something bigger, better and more compelling.

So Far 'I Am Pilgrim' Is the Best Book of 2014

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.22.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Last year I stumbled on to a book by William Kent Krueger titled Ordinary Grace. It turned out to be the best novel I read that year. Now I have stumb...

Karen White's A Long Time Gone Flows With the River of Life

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.09.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

There is a rhythm to the writing of Karen White. It has a pace, a beat, a cadence that is all its own. It creates a flow of words like a river surging forward from the first page to the last page. This is certainly the case with White's latest novel, A Long Time Gone.

Mary Kay Andrews Charms Us Again With Save the Date

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.03.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

The entire book turns upon Cara's successes and losses in the world of business and romance. And it is all told with the charm and beauty we have come to expect from Andrews.

'4 Funerals and a Wedding': A Book Review

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

For those whose life horizons are drawing near, the book teaches about how to let go, not just of life but of the people who will survive you. It speaks to finding your voice to be able to live as you need to, not how others may need you to be. It speaks to how to say goodbye in ways that give needed closure to a life, for all involved.

Misadventures...

Peter Clothier | Posted 06.02.2014 | Books
Peter Clothier

The author and his wife, Gwen, leave no leaf unturned in their search for the optimal method of birth for both mother and arriving baby (and for father), and we are regaled to a sometimes hilarious menu of the current options available to the consciousness-oriented parent.

Field of Prey Is One of John Sandford's Best Books Ever

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.20.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Sandford's writing and the appeal of his lead character are as fresh as ever. This author is a master writer and he pulls out all the stops to tell the latest adventure of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension leader.

The Skin Collector Is Deaver at His Best

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.14.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Jeffery Deaver fans get excited when there is a new novel of his on the bookstore shelves, and they go bananas when it is a story that features Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs. His latest novel is a Rhyme/Sachs novel titled THE SKIN COLLECTOR and it should please his fans and other readers to the max.

Why Do You Have to Market Your Book? 10 Ways to Focus Your Marketing

Ken Atchity | Posted 07.12.2014 | Books
Ken Atchity

Your book is about to be published or already published, and now it's time to talk about the simple facts of marketing.

A Map for the New World: The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media

Illya Szilak | Posted 07.12.2014 | Books
Illya Szilak

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media The recently published "Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media", weighing in at over five hundred pages, claim...

Claire Fallon

The Book We're Talking About

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 05.12.2014 | Books

The Bees by Laline Paull Ecco, $25.99 Publishes May 6, 2014 The Book We're Talking About is a weekly review combining plot description and analy...

The Nature of Investing by Katherine Collins... a Review

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

You might ask why a very successful professional at the top of her game might leave the comfort and prestige of a hard-won executive role leading the largest research team in the world to go on a pilgrimage, build houses in 20 remote countries for Habitat for Humanity all while roping in a degree from the Harvard Divinity School!

What Has Become of You Is a Slow-moving Psychological Thriller

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.06.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

What Has Become of You is a story that moves at its own pace. It is written in a way that allows you to analyze each and every event as it occurs before another incident happens. This helps set the ominous tone of the story and advances the all together murky atmosphere of the plot.

It's Time to 'Rethink Food'

Michelle Weiss | Posted 07.06.2014 | Books
Michelle Weiss

There have been several books that encourage a plant-based diet, but the recently released Rethink Food is changing the landscape. Co-authors Shushana...

Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food

Roz Warren | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Food writer and self-proclaimed "knish scholar" Laura Silver has written a history of the iconic potato pie she calls "the Jewish soul food," just in time for International Knish Week, which begins on May 5th.

Are Smartphones Hurting Our Kids?

Michael Levin | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Michael Levin

Howard Gardner and Katie Davis, two Harvard educators, just published The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World, which details the depressing inner lives of young people who have been raised on smartphones.

Natchez Burning Will Sear Its Story Into the Reader's Mind

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Once you start this book you will not be able to put it aside. It may burn your fingers but it cannot be dropped. It is compelling reading that awes, repels and entertains all at the same time. It is the book we have been waiting for Iles to write. It has finally arrived and we are all the better for it.

'Be Safe I Love You' Tells One Veteran's Story

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.24.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

This book centers on one woman returning from her tour of duty in Iraq. She has been changed by her service, but one thing remains constant -- her love for her 12-year-old brother. Their relationship forms the core of this gripping story.