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Reviewers' Choice: Favorite Books of 2017
In this season of reminiscence, we’re returning to one of our most popular blogs ever: Reviewers’ Choice, in which a handful of Foreword’s top reviewers recommend their favorite couple books of the year.
Front and Center
Biographies Showcase the Theater of Life
These eight biographies have little in common, but each is the tale of a life worth examining.
Love on the Move
How do you measure love? By its intensity, its capacity to change the world? This fall’s indie romances ask readers to see differently, appreciate the unfamiliar, and fall in love with what’s new and dazzling.
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.
Far to the north where winter chases the sun away and the days are dark and drab, Seb and his friend Walrus conspire to bring light and warmth to their snowy coastal town. Beautifully depicted scenes full of murky shadow and softly... Read More
Alan Watts? You know it’s an important name in spiritual circles but you can’t quite place him. Let us fill in some blanks. Foremost, he may be the guy most responsible for turning the West on to Zen Buddhism and the gamut of Eastern... Read More
Homero Aridjis’s "News of the Earth", translated and edited by Betty Ferber, showcases the range of talent of the Mexican poet and environmental activist. Billed as “a biography of Aridjis’s relationship with the natural world,”... Read More
Japanese mountaineer Junko Tabei earned international renown for being the first woman to climb Mount Everest and to complete the Seven Summits. People were always surprised when they met her; at five feet tall and weighing just over a... Read More
The fifth annual China Children’s Book Fair was recently held in dynamic, tidy, and architecturally stunning Shanghai. With several of the world’s tallest buildings, an amazing riverfront, and futuristic ambiance, it is truly a... Read More
What’s Foreword Face Off? Glad you asked. Here at Foreword, we’ve long craved to know more about the authors of some of our favorite indie books but the pace of magazine publishing always kept us moving on to the next book, next... Read More
A fascinating blend of bona fide history alongside historical fiction, these books peel back the past and insist on... Read More