This subdued, bittersweet novel explores themes of racism and romance. Love’s Affliction by Fidelis O. Mkparu tells... Read More
Book of the Day
The Carousel of Desire
This inventively gratifying libertine comedy of errors chooses a Brussels neighborhood as the site of a grand experiment in human connection.
Are Wasp Parts in Your Figs?
And Other Questions of Man-Nature Interdependence
Mike Shanahan, author of "Gods, Wasps and Stranglers," shows how the fig tree and the wasp coevolved into a state of complete interdependence. It’s a good way of thinking about our relationship with nature.
Fresh Insights are Found in Old School Romance, Far Flung Fantasies
These stories are studded with strong heroines, laugh-out-loud pratfalls, and passions that linger. Pushing the boundaries of the same old boy-meets-girl story, readers will find fresh insights into cultures and courtships.
Climate Change: Learn and Help
Climate change is happening—but what exactly is it and what can we do to help? With these six books from our Fall 2016 issue, you can get the information you need and the knowledge to help.
Men, Here's a Romantic Thought: Romance Novels Are Not All About You
With an 84 percent female readership, romances tend to be novels written by women, for women. The average reader is educated, makes over $55K per year, and prefers strong story over sexy cover art. So why is reading romance still a little bit taboo?
A Natural High
Finding Joy in the Wild
Michael Branch’s newest book, Raising Wild, (Roost Books) is about parenting in the high Sierra, but it’s also an extended, often hilarious, look at what can be gained from living vividly in nature.
Michael Branch's Raising Wild Cocktail
Author Michael Branch: " “Because we dwell on the wild edge of the ecotone where the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin meet, this drink is a refresher that evokes both our home mountains and our home desert.”
Not Just Superheroes
Best Graphic Novels of Fall 2016
For some, graphic novels call to mind capes and masks. But they cover considerably more ground, and their territory is ever expanding. This selection includes biographies of lauded figures and explorations of illness, among other grand topics.
Is There a Correct Way to Remember 9/11?
Jay Aronson and "Who Owns the Dead?"
While 9/11 books are plentiful, this may be the first to honor the varied voices of those who waited to hear if any traces of their loved ones were found; who fought hard to make sure that the remnants of the towers were treated with respect.
Sorry, Dewey, Decimals are Outdated
The Catalog of the Future will Aid Indies
The Dewey Decimal System is a strange beast. The world has changed a lot since 1899. Dewey never dreamed of books about women, African Americans, or gay people. But there are alternatives. Librarian Blogger Anna Call reports.
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