“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Tolstoy knew this was the reason that so many family units sit so centrally in the works of fiction. The pathways that lead family members to and from each other offer a writer an almost infinite well of tension, drama, humor and truth in storytelling.… Read More »
Tags: Alexandra Borowitz, Before I Let You Go, Everyone Knows You Go Home, Family and Other Catastrophes, Halsey Street, Jodi Thomas, Kelly Rimmer, Lillian Li, Luke Allnutt, Mornings on Main, Naima Coster, Natalia Sylvester, Number One Chinese Restaurant, We Own the Sky
Books can be a great comfort in times of loss. Here are 5 books that deal with grief and overcoming overwhelming challenges. Do you have a book that helped you through a hard time? Let us know in the comments section!
This month’s Cover Love is all about books about libraries, photography, bookstores, and the amazing covers that go with them! The Little Clan by Iris Martin Cohen This simplistic cover has a classic feel that evokes old libraries and the smell that comes with them. The Little Clan is a coming-of-age story following 25-year-old… Read More »
Tags: Annie Spence, Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian's Love Letters and Break-Up Notes to the Books in her Life, Gabrielle Zevin, Iris Martin Cohen, Karen Joy Fowler, Luke Allnutt, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store, Robin Sloan, The Jane Austen Book Club, The Little Clan, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, We Own the Sky
A family fractured by addiction; children torn from their parents and sold to other homes; a surprising tale of friendship during World War II—these are just some of the must-reads for those who want a good, cathartic cry with their literature this season. Like a moody, grey day punctuated by a beam of sun, these… Read More »
Tags: Adam Silvera, Before We Were Yours, Brianna Wolfson, Jojo Moyes, Lisa Wingate, Luke Allnutt, Min Jin Lee, Pachinko, pam jenoff, Rosie Colored Glasses, Still Me, The Orphan's Tale, They Both Die at the End, We Own the Sky