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A Recipe for Love: Renee Swindle's New Novel

Elan Barnehama | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books
Elan Barnehama

In Renee Swindle's breezy third novel, A Pinch of Oooh La La narrator Abbey Lincoln Ross, discovers that her artist boyfriend is having multiple affairs while watching a documentary about him at a film festival.

Is Every Friggin' Person in America Writing a Novel?

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 08.18.2014 | Books
Steven Paul Leiva

Is every friggin' person in America writing a novel? Yes, absolutely, every friggin' person in America is writing a novel or so it can seem and so drives me to such an outrageous hyperbole.

Death, Modern Families and the Saga of Casey Kasem

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 08.12.2014 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

I also spent more than a decade in hospice care, where our care team sought to companion families, many like Kasem's, in finding sacred consonance in the midst of fear, pain, death, and grief, all inherently dissonant experiences.

How The Digital Realm Reinvented Cozy Heartwarming Kindness

Sophia Stuart | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophia Stuart

The Internet has made old-fashioned things possible on a global scale while making the world feel sort of cozy and nice. Which means the digital world just brought back kindness. And that's a very good thing.

How These Best-Selling Women Co-Authored 10 Novels

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.08.2014 | Books

Everyone knows the adage “two heads are better than one,” but these two women are embodying the expression on a daily basis. Emma McLaughlin a...

Judith Frank: Choosing Life

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 08.06.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

In All I Love and Know, Judith Frank presents a family that, though scarred and scared, overcomes division and distrust to create their own kind of unity.

Producer Juliet Blake on What it is Like to Work with Spielberg, Oprah, and Adapting a Best Seller

Quora | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora. Answers by Juliet Blake, Producer of The Hundred-Foot Journey What is it like to produce a film invo...

Borneo

Terence Clarke | Posted 07.23.2014 | Books
Terence Clarke

With a degree in English Literature fresh in my hands and with little money of my own, I figured the Peace Corps was a good way to travel, something I had almost never done.

On Meaningful Connections and Creative Expression: Q&A with Genevieve Morgan

Laura Cococcia | Posted 07.17.2014 | Books
Laura Cococcia

With an extensive - and impressive -- career in publishing and writing, Morgan is about to release her new fiction novel, The Fog of Forgetting.

When Doubting Love, Turn to This Novel for Reaffirmation

Meira Bienstock | Posted 06.27.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

The strongest love story in classical literature is in the novel Wuthering Heights written by Emily Bronte where she develops the love story between Heathcliff and Catherine, proving the power of the emotion can carry on over a lifetime.

Henry Miller's Women, Part Two: Orgasm

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 06.24.2014 | Books
Arthur Hoyle

Although Henry Miller recognized that June was mentally unstable, perhaps even psychotic, he was fascinated by her ability to survive on illusions and surrendered his will and his reason to her fantasies.

The Murder Complex Is a Killer Read

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 06.24.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Everything changes for Meadow once she meets Zephyr James -- a programmed assassin with a shattered memory who is trying to put together the pieces of his life. Is there meeting a coincidence? Or is there more to them crossing paths?

4 Bad Side Effects of Reading Fiction According to the 19th Century

Beth Bartlett | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books
Beth Bartlett

These days we're desperately trying to get more people to read ("Please, read anything, here's a YA novel by the Kardashians") but in the 1800s, it was a different story.

A Fiction First Aid Kit: 7 Bibliotherapy Techniques to Help You Feel Better With Fiction

Lucy Horner | Posted 08.18.2014 | Books
Lucy Horner

Using books as therapy is accessible to us all, is free with a library card, and even has a name: bibliotherapy. Here are a few ways to apply bibliotherapy to your own life and create your personal fiction first aid kit for challenging feelings and situations.

Best Summer Beach Read: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is The Night

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 08.17.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

You needn't be by the sea to read it, of course, for you can see and smell and almost taste the Mediterranean, wherever you are, thanks to Fitzgerald's magical words.

5 Summer Must-Reads That Are Actually About Addiction

Substance.com | Posted 08.10.2014 | Books
Substance.com

If summer, for you, means the chance to find a beach and lose yourself, for once, in a piece of writing longer than an email, never fear -- we've done the hard work for you and checked out a whole bunch of this year's hottest reads.

Side Effects, in Spanish: The Books of Almudena Solana

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 08.09.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I am a huge fan of the Spanish writer Almudena Solana. Great news for me: I am finally meeting her this week after years of reading and re-reading he...

To Maya: A Phenomenal Woman

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 07.28.2014 | Books
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

They were beacons of light in our darkness, those teachers. And they offered us the words of Black authors to take with us on our journeys.

Before Their Books Were Famous, These Authors Worked the Following Odd Jobs

Meira Bienstock | Posted 07.28.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

It may seem as though all the famous writers have full-time writing jobs to which boost their chances of their novels selling and hitting the bookshelves. However, by looking through the authors etched in literary history, this is far from the case.

Becoming a Bestseller in Slovakia

John Feffer | Posted 07.27.2014 | World
John Feffer

When the book market opened up in East-Central Europe after the changes of 1989, readers naturally gravitated toward the books they'd been previously denied. Banned books became bestsellers.

How Wattpad Saved My (Writing) Life -- Teaching "Old Dogs" New Writing Tricks

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 07.18.2014 | Books
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I can't just meander anymore. I have "passengers" waiting to see where we're going each day.

Puzzling Book Titles

Dave Astor | Posted 07.22.2014 | Books
Dave Astor

There are novels with titles that are puzzling, at least at first. What exactly do they mean? What are they referring to in the book? It can be frustrating to figure that out, but also fun. Many people like to read mysteries, and an obscure novel title is sort of a mystery in microcosm.

QUIZ: How Many Classic Books Have You ACTUALLY Read?

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.21.2014 | Books

...Or did you just skim your way through English lit?

The Undying Business of Self-Promotion

Michael Drew | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Michael Drew

There is so much in publishing, in media, that is simply about regurgitating found information (as Trollope's character did in her book), about shouting to be heard, about simply being heard (without regard to being correct in the facts).

I Wrote 5 Failed Novels

Rachel Kapelke-Dale | Posted 07.15.2014 | Books
Rachel Kapelke-Dale

I can't imagine the person I would have become if I had actually had published a novel at 23. What I had really had at that age was a deep desire to prove myself, to hold on to my 'specialness' after my adolescence and my fancy college were stripped away.