This is a beautifully written ode to the inherent magic of books and reading. Books are portals to other worlds. In "The Wild Book", a young boy learns about the power of stories when he explores his uncle’s enchanted library of... Read More
Book of the Day
My Rice Bowl
Along with being an outstanding example of taking on the American dream, My Rice Bowl presents a menu of delicious contrasts.
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.
Want to Get a Child to Read? We Recommend These Books
The saying goes “if you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” These books reviewed in our September/October 2017 issue will help any child learn to love reading.
Haunting and eerie, "Miraculum Monstrum" is a fun-house mirror where past, present, and future bounce off one another. Kathline Carr’s feminist fairy tale "Miraculum Monstrum" is arresting, ominous, and dialectic, equal parts an... Read More
Inuit culture is presented as complex and fascinating. "Those Who Run in the Sky" is the heartrending and riveting story of a young Inuit boy named Pitu, one of the best hunters in his village with aspirations to be a great leader and... Read More
There’s only one planet—that we can get to right now at least—at our disposal. It’s time we took care of it and... Read More
To a book lover, gift books may be a term too specifically applied to one subset of literature; all books are gifts. So... Read More
Stories have stories, and when these stories are about stories like To Kill a Mockingbird or Frankenstein or Lolita or Charlotte’s Web or another classic, beloved novel, those stories take on great meaning. Of Infinite Jest, in an... Read More
As trends in genre fiction go, you’d be hard pressed to find a more indelible example than the paperback horror novels of the 1970s and 1980s. All manner of depravity, from Nazi leprechauns, psychic spawn, ghost trains, and... Read More
Burning Man, festival beyond words in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, attracts 70,000 utopians for a weeklong experiment in barter, selfless giving, artistic self-expression, and unchecked revelry. But don’t get the wrong idea. The event... Read More