I just returned from the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago, and, as always, I left with... Read More
The Power of Poetry
Poetry has power over our senses in a way that is unique to the genre. For some of that power, read one of the six books reviewed in our May/June 2017 issue.
Today, we announced the winners of our INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Congratulations to all the winners selected. They represent the best of indie publishing this past year.
Audiobooks: New Voices in Literature
Audiobooks, always popular at the local library, are rapidly growing in popularity among consumers of books. Our reviewers are listening to them, too, and we've picked out these six indie audiobooks as among the best in our May/June 2017 issue.
Choosing Our Religion
Spotlight on Books of Faith
An Eastern parable asks six sightless people to touch different parts of an elephant, and to describe what they are feeling. Each is a little bit right; no one articulates the full picture. In our religion spotlight, each book is part of the whole.
No Picture the Same: Graphic Novel Reviews
But those books are so diverse, so varied, it’s a wonder they aren’t spread all over the store, in every genre. Read one of these six reviewed in our May/June 2017 issue.
Inspiring Gift Books Reviewed in May/June
Gift books can do more; they can teach and motivate you. If you need a gift book too intrigue you, we have eight, reviewed in our May/June 2017 issue.
IndieVoices Podcast: Criminal Justice Reform
Authors Expose Abuses in the Justice System and Propose Solutions
Over the past few years, Foreword Reviews Executive Editor Howard Lovy has made a side project out of interviewing as many authors as possible who have studied our barbaric criminal justice system. It's the topic of our latest podcast. Take a listen.
Climate Change: What's the Post-Paris Game Plan? Authors Have Advice
Now that President Trump announced he will pull out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, this recently released book is taking on new relevance. Just Cool It! is the latest of renowned scientist-communicator David Suzuki’s more than fifty books.
Deep Beach Thoughts
Evolution to Dyslexia to Beethoven: Heady Summer Reading
When the summer wind comes blowin’ in, try your best NOT to let life go on as normal. We take a playful look at five compelling books that offer fascinating, big thinking reading for hammocks and beach towels.
Sheena C. Howard provides a handy guide to a long list of black comic creators in Encyclopedia of Black Comics.... Read More
Tyree’s oil paintings of Polynesian models have become iconic types; Cook’s collection is a fitting tribute.... Read More
This interview collection is an effective time capsule of some of the best years of the American stage. Ronald... Read More
Beautiful Mess is an ode to a bygone Hollywood era. John Herrick’s Beautiful Mess explores the life of an aging... Read More
Lilti’s project illustrates commonalities in human fixations, even across gaps of centuries. The concept of... Read More
It’s not the ones who fight the hardest who survive, but the ones who learn to steer clear of fighting at all. In... Read More
Dawson and Todd’s burgeoning Civil War romance ignites curiosity. Practical Strangers is a remarkable compilation... Read More