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Graphic Novel Friday: Daredevil


Shop this article on Amazon.com Daredevil, Vol. 1 by Mark Waid and Paolo Rivera By night, Daredevil is a blind hero with super-senses as a result of a radioactive chemical spill.

Cactus Ed and the Hippie-Hater: An Illustrated Tale of Two Haircuts


Shop this article on Amazon All the Wild That Remains by David Gessner Among Western authors--those who write about the West, that is--it's arguable that none stand above Wallace Stegner and Edward Abbey.

Sara Sings the Praises of the LA Times Festival of Books


Shop this article on Amazon The Wisdom of Perversity by Rafael Yglesias This week, much of the publishing world is in the UK at the London Book Fair, one of the industry’s several trade shows at which agents, publishers and some authors convene to buy, sell and discuss the books that the rest of us hoi polloi will be hearing about in the coming seasons.

"The End Game is the Same for All of Us" - Talking to Indie Author Warren Adler


Shop this article on Amazon.com The War of the Roses by Warren Adler This article was originally published by IndieReader.

Best Kids' Books of April


Our editors' picks for April's best children's books run the gamut from a real-life baby drawing his way through the night, to words of wisdom from the coolest cat around, to stories of magic and growing up.  And let's not forget the books on our list that invite kids to put their imagination on paper or learn about the creatures of the deep.  April has a lot of offer so there are six recommended titles in each category--below you'll find a top book from each to give you a little peek.

Art Fixes Life in Time: Elizabeth Alexander on "The Light of the World"


Shop this article on Amazon The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander Elizabeth Alexander, an acclaimed poet perhaps best known for the poem she delivered at Barack Obama’s first inauguration, grieves the loss of her beloved husband in the earthy and elegiac, The Light of the World.

Curiosity Made the Cat


Shop this article on Amazon A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman Even if you don't know who Brian Grazer is, you certainly know his work.

Recipe Road Test: "The Complete Vegetarian" Baked Ziti with Ricotta and Eggplant


  Shop this article on Amazon The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook by Editors at America's Test Kitchen Eggplant is a great meat-like vegetable that in the wrong hands can become mushy and wholly unappetizing.  Done right, it's delicious and the Editors at America's Test Kitchen* came up with an eggplant pasta dish in The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook that is oh-so-right.  I made the Baked Ziti with Ricotta and Eggplant for Sunday dinner with our 7-year-old neighbor who paid me the ultimate compliment by telling my daughter, "your mom is a great cook!

Günter Grass (1927-2015)


Nobel Prize-winning novelist Günter Grass died in hospital in Lübeck, Germany this morning. Mr. Grass was propelled to the forefront of postwar literature in 1959 with the publication of his inventive masterpiece The Tin Drum.

New Adult Comes of Age with Kylie Scott’s "Deep"


Shop this article on Amazon.com Deep by Kylie Scott I’m not usually a huge fan of the New Adult label tacked onto romances that aren’t suitable for Young Adults (too sexy!

Marge Piercy: "Your Life Is Richer with Poetry"


Shop this article on Amazon Made in Detroit by Marge Piercy I was a fan of poetry in theory until I fell in love for the first time--experiencing emotions I couldn't  explain, and grasping for ways to understand and express them.

What We're Reading This Spring


Shop this article on Amazon.com A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson Around here, spring has arrived with a flourish.  The cherry trees are in bloom, the daffodils are out in force and we are enjoying, and looking forward to, some of the best books of the season.

IndieReader: If You Liked “Gone Girl,” Check out These Twisted Thrillers


Shop this article on Amazon.com Brakus by J.B. Millhollin   Every Thursday we will publish an article from IndieReader that we think might be of interest to our readers.

Notes from the Legal Pot Underground


Shop this article on Amazon.com Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America by Bruce Barcott Journalist Bruce Barcott was a legal marijuana skeptic.

Amazon's Best Books of April: Part One


Shop this article on Amazon.com Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris It's quite a lineup of books this month.

Eat, Drink, and Read in New York


Shop this article on Amazon.com Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails, with More than 500 Recipes by David Kaplan, Nick Fauchald, Alex Day The last time the books editorial team went to New York we decided to do a little eating and drinking around four book-related restaurants and bars:  Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster, famed NYC lounge Death & Co., Gabrielle Hamilton's Prune, and the historic White Horse Tavern.  We ate, we drank, and then we revisited the books that brought us there.

"Preparation for the Next Life" Wins PEN/Faulkner


Shop this article on Amazon.com Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus Lish Atticus Lish's debut novel Preparation for the Next Life has won the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award.

Sara Says...Welcome to the Party


Once upon a time, before phones were smart, when tablets were just hunks of papers you carried to school, there was a literary culture.

An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen, Debut Author of "The Sympathizer"


Shop this article on Amazon.com The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Sympathizer, a major debut, is one of our selections for the Best Books of April.

Ann Packer: How I Wrote "The Children's Crusade"


Shop this article on Amazon The Children's Crusade by Ann Packer Ann Packer's The Children's Crusade was one of our selections for the  Best Books of April.


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