This week's spotlighted debut is A Surrey State of Affairs, Ceri Radford's hilarious story of a middle-aged British woman who, in the wake of her husband's infidelity, decides to strike out on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Constance ricochets from ignoring the obvious evidence of her own husband’s adultery to missing entirely the crush another woman’s spurned husband...
Who doesn’t love a handsome guy wearing boots, jeans and a cowboy hat? There’s something romantic—and sexy!—about that iconic American image. This month, we’re featuring four heroes who epitomize the lure of cowboys for romance readers.
Put away the swimsuits and break out the backpacks—the first day of school is right around the corner! Read on for three totally terrific classroom tales that will help students shift gears and focus on fall. Prepare to have a straight-A school season!
A British author shares the story behind his lifelong fascination with the American space program, the subject of his emotionally resonant debut novel.
The era of helicopter parenting is officially over, if this new crop of parenting books is any indication. Gone are the days of tracking your child’s every move and fighting her every battle.The focus now is on preparing children for the real world by letting them venture out and even—gasp!—make mistakes.
In her debut novel, New York Times reporter Stephanie Clifford takes readers to New York City in the years before the 2008 stock market crash. Everybody Rise follows young striver Evelyn Beegan as she attempts to break into some of New York City’s most elite circles—and will go to almost any extreme to make it happen. We spoke to Clifford about her move from reporting to fiction, social power structures and the “unlikeable” female protagonist.
Some may think of New York City’s Upper West Side as “Seinfeld” stomping grounds, but fans of Rebecca Stead know better: These apartments, shops and streets are where Stead does her own stomping—and where the characters in her critically lauded middle grade novels live.
Looking at a world from an outsider’s point of view is a common theme in literature—with good reason. It supplies a powerful perspective and often enlightenment, as demonstrated in these four memorable first novels.
Between high-stakes testing and the high price of college, school can seem stressful and uninviting. But four new books show how education can inspire children, uplift communities and transform the future.
Jen Hatmaker has earned a devoted following by writing with humor and heart about mothering five children in Austin, Texas, a city she calls the home of the hipsters. In her latest book, For the Love, the popular Christian writer and star of HGTV’s “My Big Family Renovation” encourages readers to embrace imperfection.
The sequel to breakout hit The Rosie Effect, a return to Jan Karon's beloved Mitford and a spirited historical novel make for lively group discussion this month.
In this month's cooking column you'll find a versatile guide to quick-fix dinners, a French-inspired guide to grilling and a collection of recipes from a BBQ master.
This month's lifestyles picks include a cheeky guide to minding your manners, the ultimate guide to all things beer and a beautiful exploration of decorating with color.
Three novels exploring three diverse locales around the world make for great listening this month.
This month's hottest new romances feature a steamy liason in a library, a Regency couple bound by blackmail and a glimpse into a family's Kentucky Bourbon empire.