Noah Van Sciver reflects on his unusual upbringing and its effects on his life in the memoir "One Dirty Tree". The book’s title stems from the dilapidated, unkempt house Van Sciver’s family inhabited in the 1990s, whose address was... Read More
Book of the Day
On the Future
Martin Rees has been England’s Astronomer Royal since 1995; he also taught at Cambridge University. With his prestigious scientific background, he is well-positioned to comment on the opportunities and threats that humanity faces...
Book of the Day Roundup October 8 - 12
This week’s Books of the Day are as intriguing as ever, and varied to please every book lover.
Interview with Kate Inglis
Author of Notes for the Everlost
For the length of time it takes to read this interview, set aside what you know and let Kate Inglis tell you about grief from her perspective.
An Interview with Author Robert W. Turner
Professional football is on the hotseat right now, deservedly so
Interview with Author Lisa Kohn
Nearly all of us are vulnerable to powerful people.
There are some who know many faces of the divine, but their knowledge is not necessarily desirable. Lavie Tidhar’s stunning science fiction adventure, "Unholy Land", moves between incarnations of Jewish being with alacrity, hunger, and... Read More
Lars Petter Sveen’s "Children of God", translated by Guy Puzey, collects stories featuring the New Testament’s marginal people. On the edge of the Roman empire, a place where everything is “so mixed up, so confusing … that it... Read More
A Fistful of Stars / Communing with the Cosmos / Gail Collins-RanadiveMilt Hetrick, contributor / Little Bound Books / Softcover $12.95 (84pp) / 978-1-947003-97-2 / Buy: Local Bookstore (IndieBound), Amazon / In the center of each... Read More
Try as you might to prepare or avoid it, the searing, devastating pain of grief is going to find you at several points in your life and you will be changed by it. But for the length of time it takes to read this interview, set aside what... Read More
Reviewer Karl Helicher Huddles with Robert W. Turner, Author of Not For Long: The Life and Career of the NFL Athlete / Professional football is on the hotseat right now, deservedly so. Concussions, the league’s response to Colin... Read More
Girl Town / Carolyn Nowak / Top Shelf Productions / Softcover $19.99 (160pp) / 978-1-60309-438-2 / Buy: Local Bookstore (IndieBound), Amazon / Carolyn Nowak’s Girl Town is an intriguing, masterful celebration of girls and girlhood... Read More
Sara Kersting’s "Duty to Warn" is a finely tuned, suspenseful chase story. Psychologist David Malden has been working with a patient, Robert Percy, during his off hours. When Percy suddenly returns to rural Michigan, Malden fears the... Read More