Picking Up Books | What We’re Reading (& Watching)

What a whirl the spring and summer has been for the “What We’re Reading & Watching” gang! We survived LJ’s annual Day of Dialog (DoD), BookExpo (formerly Book Expo America, or BEA for you acronym fans), and then a quick swoop into Chicago for the ALA Annual conference, June 22–27. Books ruled all over, and […]

Family Dynamics: Debuts in Domestic Struggles | The Reader’s Shelf, September 1, 2015

Tolstoy tells us that every unhappy family suffers a unique despondency. These debuts, each addressing a family on the point of dissolution, prove his point.

Debuts from McKeon and Ng, Small Press Fiction, Summer Suspense, & More | Fiction Reviews

All That Is Solid Melts into Air

A matter-of-fact but emotionally powerful All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, One Plus One is about more than a road trip, Ng shrinks enormous issues into the dynamics of a single family, Rowell is like a best friend