Near the end stretch of picking best books of 2013, LJ staffers take some “me” reading time.
We all know Mitch Albom as the author of five consecutive No. 1 New York Times best sellers, including Tuesdays with Morrie, which spent four years perched atop the New York Times best sellers list and is proclaimed the best-selling memoir of all time. Four of his books have been made into TV movies, and [...]
Emma Donoghue, Michelle Huneven, Ward Just, Peter Matthiessen, Lawrence Osborne | Barbara’s Picks, Apr. 2014, Pt. 1
Donoghue, Emma. Frog Music. Little, Brown. Apr. 2014. 416p. ISBN 9780316324687. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780316324663. CD/downloadable: Hachette Audio. HISTORICAL/CRIME Donoghue caught everyone’s attention with Room, a visceral stunner that has sold more than 1.5 million copies and was a 2010 Man Booker Prize finalist. Her follow-up short story collection, Astray, a personal favorite, demonstrated her [...]