With a “Hungry Heart,” Jennifer Weiner Talks Creativity and Character


Best-selling author and outspoken New York Times columnist Jennifer Weiner moves from fiction to nonfiction in her new memoir, Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing.


Questioning the Future | Designing the Future


Connie Willis, winner of an impressive 11 Hugo Awards and eight Nebula Awards, was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2009 and named a Grand Master in 2011 by the Science Fiction Writers of America ). Her fiction looks at the past and the future, sometimes even in the same book. In several […]

Bouchercon Winners | Anthony, Barry, Macavity Awards 2016


Edgar Award winner Lou Berney hit the awards trifecta at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in New Orleans when his third novel, The Long and Faraway Gone, garnered the Anthony and Barry Awards for Best Paperback Original and earned the Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel.

A Good Beginning | SELF-esteem


Reading a series means a long-term literary commitment, and there’s nothing like finding that amazing Book 1 to get you started. Here are just a few indie titles available on SELF-e that will provide an engaging first taste of worlds waiting to be explored.


Self-Made Success | Designing the Future


Sea of Secrets author Amanda DeWees, featured on LJ’s SELF-e Select self-publishing platform, and hybrid author Rachael Herron (“Darling Bay” and “Cypress Hollow” series) chat about their paths to self-publishing and the future of the industry.

Gayle Forman | LibraryReads Author, September 15, 2016


In Gayle Forman’s Leave Me, a delicious, on-the-mark story of contemporary parenting and one woman’s learning to appreciate herself, readers will readily identify with Maribeth, but is her desperation the classic parent’s bind or something more particular?

Love, Loss, & What We Read | What We’re Reading


Some books to ease the pain of loss this week.

Q&A: Kathleen Donohoe | Debut Spotlight, September 15, 2016


Kathleen Donohoe’s debut novel, Ashes of Fiery Weather, offers a bold look at six generations of captivating women in an Irish American family of firefighters living in Brooklyn. Here, she answers questions on everything from her favorite characters to the facts behind her ­fiction.


Embracing Differences | Designing the Future


Viet Thanh Nguyen, the Pulitzer Prize– and Carnegie Medal–winning author of The Sympathizer, on the future of diverse literature—taking the “norm” out of our literary value system.

Books of Oz, Movies, Marketing, & More | What We’re Reading


The intrepid WWR team circles the globe and/or adjusts the armchair this week.