In his frequently hilarious memoir The World's Largest Man, Harrison Scott Key recalls his Mississippi childhood, his domineering father and how both shaped him into the man he is today. Our reviewer says, "Both laugh-out-loud funny and observant about the ways we become our parents while asserting ourselves, The World’s Largest Man is a wise delight."
This week's literary links include the bearded bard unmasked, a stroll to Mordor and more!
“I was too angry to take my own life,” muses the protagonist of Sharon Bolton’s Little Black Lies. “Unless, of course, I could take Rachel’s first.” Readers expecting a conventionally likable heroine may be taken aback by Catrin Quinn, a woman too consumed by grief to feel much empathy for anyone around her.
Outdoor grilling season is in full-swing, and celebrated chef Rick Bayless has just the right multi-purpose seasoning for you. Try his modified recipe from More Mexican Everyday for a traditional salsa negra, a sweet and smoky paste that can be used on everything from grilled meats to sandwiches.
Get ready for fabulous summer reading! LibraryReads has put together a list featuring the 10 books coming out in June that librarians are most excited about receiving.
The winner of the Man Booker International Prize, an award given every two years to a fiction author whose body of work is deemed extraordinary on an international level, was announced last night. The author's work must be available in English translation, and 2015's winner is Hungarian author László Krasznahorkai.
It seems the reading world can't get enough of these psychological thrillers starring deceptive, unreliable female characters. Knight plays with our allegiances in this juicy domestic noir, already in the works to become a film with 20th Century Fox.
On September 22, Young will be taking on the creation story in a new novel, Eve (Howard Books).
Thrills, enlightenment and gripping historical fiction await readers of this week's paperback releases.
There’s probably no place that’s ideal for a teenage boy to realize he’s gay, but among the truly suboptimal locations consider San Antonio, Texas. The heat melts all the product out of your hair, and there’s a good chance your classmates know your secret before you do and are prepared to start torturing you well in advance of your coming out. So it was for David Crabb.