Melville knew it; Steinbeck knew it, and scores of modern authors know it as well: neglecting our environment and taking the stability of the natural world for granted comes with dire consequences. If the news or research we are bombarded with every day (not to mention the very quality of the air we breathe) isn’t… Read More »
Tags: Barbara Kingsolver, cormac mccarthy, Flight Behaviour, Herman Melville, J.G. Ballard, John Steinbeck, Margaret Atwood, Meg Little Reilly, Moby Dick or, Oryx and Crake, The Drowned World, The Grapes of Wrath, the road, The Whale, We Are Unprepared
In the milieu of crime writing, there is no shortage of horror. The pain and suffering that humans are capable of heaping upon one another knows no bounds, and if it feels like we are almost edging up to one, authors seem to be able to mine their imaginations (or news archives) for something that… Read More »
Tags: Alias Grace, Burial Rites, Caught, Hannah Kent, Harlan Coben, House Rules, J.T. Ellison, Jodi Picoult, Lie to Me, Margaret Atwood, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, Stephen King, The Green Mile
Don’t let the fact that we changed the clocks stop you from missing these amazing books! Let us know what you’re reading right now in the comments below.Sala
Tags: Alias Grace, Celeste Ng, Forest Dark, Little Fires Everywhere, Maja Lunde, Margaret Atwood, Nicole Krauss, Robyn Harding, Salman Rushdie, The Golden House, The History of Bees, The Party, What We Lose, Zizi Clemmons
September 6 was National Read a Book Day, and I know—I know—you’re thinking every day is National Read a Book Day! But on September 6, we really mean it.
Tags: Between the World and Me, Junot Diaz, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Suzanne Collins, Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The English Patient, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Hunger Games, White Teeth, Zadie Smith