The Rio Grande Valley—made up of four counties located at the southernmost edge of the United States, where Texas becomes Mexico—has come into the news quite a bit since Donald Trump took office. When the president talks about... Read More
Book of the Day
Larry Yang is an ordained Buddhist monk and a passionate advocate for diversity in dharma communities. His Awakening Together is part spiritual memoir and part stirring call to action directed at the Western Buddhist community.
Wisdom, Health, and Cosmic Connection
This collection of books touches on all those possibilities and beyond, from a look at the esoteric roots of 1960s music to a call for more diversity in Western Buddhism.
Only One Planet
Climate Change Books Reviewed in September/October 2017
It’s time we took care of our planet and encouraged others to do the same. For information on how to do that, read one of the six books reviewed in our September/October 2017 issue.
The Gift of Books
To a book lover, gift books may be a term too specifically applied to one subset of literature; all books are gifts. These eight books reviewed in our September/October 2017 issue are especially gifty.
A Funny Cancer Memoir is Tragedy Plus Time
Writing a cancer memoir is difficult while you're inside the story, undergoing treatment. What does help, though, is writing down every thought, dark and light, to friends and family. Out of this came, for one author, a humorous cancer memoir.
What are girls made of? It’s a loaded question to be sure––one that has been answered with rhymes, riddles, and, in many cases, by privileged men behind solid desks to shield them from any consequences. Surely the answer isn’t... Read More
Summer is always a hard time for disasters, but this year’s news cycle has, for several reasons, been particularly catastrophic. When there’s not a hurricane, there’s a wildfire. When there’s not a wildfire, there’s a game of... Read More
How do you measure love? By its intensity, its capacity to change the world? This fall’s indie romances ask readers... Read More
The story of humanity is one of seeking knowledge about existence—whether through connecting to religion, the study... Read More
As we’ve seen in our focus on cancer this month, there are many ways patients can cope with cancer diagnosis and treatment. What many do not know is that they can also control what their medical team does about it. Dr. David Palma is a... Read More
"Little Gold" is a step back in time, into a rich world with complex characters. Thick with British vernacular and a youthful voice, "Little Gold"’s tone immediately transports readers to Brighton, 1982. With its strong writing, it is... Read More
Edge makes good use of little-known literary and historical territory to mine convergences, tying them together with the freedom of fiction. A tragicomedy that slips through time and space circling various characters whose lives are... Read More