Live the creative life vicariously in three novels about artists in passionate pursuit of their callings. Then look within to discover (or recover) your own creative DNA with the help of a writer, a world-renowned choreographer, and a creative arts therapist. Cassandra Mortmain’s father, a once-celebrated author, has been stymied by a years-long writer’s block, [...]
Dogs are not just our best friends. As these books prove, they are also our saviors, traveling companions, and earnest and loving teachers. In the early 1960s, John Steinbeck took a long and winding road trip across America with his poodle, Charley, by his side. Drawing on his sardonic wit, Steinbeck recorded many keen observations [...]
What better way to enjoy a summer day than by diving into the pleasures of genre fiction? Here to help you find your next genre read are members of the American Library Association’s Reading List Council, who annually present their picks for the best in genre fiction. They found a crop of dark and chilling tales to contrast with the sunny weather outside as well as some fun beach reads. The eight genres the council currently considers include adrenaline titles (suspense, thrillers, and action adventure), fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, sf, and women’s fiction. The list below pairs each 2013 release with an older read-alike. Whether you choose one of the new books or one of the backlist read-alikes, you’re sure to find a perfect summer title.