Cyril Pedrosa transforms his personal experience of discovering family roots into a semi-autobiographical masterpiece, the award-winning graphic novel "Portugal". The fictionalized protagonist is Simon Muchat, who finds himself... Read More
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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.
Winifred Conkling’s "Votes for Women!" details the arduous struggle for women’s suffrage in America with compelling biographical profiles of some of the movement’s key figures. Beginning with the earlier part of the suffrage... Read More
Curtis Wiklund captures the simple, intimate moments that make up a loving relationship in his moving collection of illustrations, "Us". The book is the result of Wiklund’s project dedicated to documenting his life by drawing a picture... Read More
A nontraditional (read: overweight) superheroine leads a group of friends and enemies against a threat to time itself in "Faith and the Future Force". Faith Herbert, living under the alias Summer Smith due to her status as a wrongly... Read More
Jones has a gift for drawing beauty out from brutality, even when it’s of a lopsided and unexpected sort. Welcome to Andermatt County, Texas, a place that exists at a phantasmagoric crossroads between Southern gentility and vice, whose... Read More
Certain book genres never quite overcome bum raps—a carryover from bygone days when the book industry was fond of force-feeding readers a certain, stereotyped brand of content, not realizing they were missing a huge alternative reading... Read More
Did you know Foreword‘s editorial team gives every one of our reviewers carte blanche permission to kill a review if the reviewer can’t highly recommend the book to readers? It’s true—we refuse to waste valuable editorial space... Read More
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