Every month, we review the hottest new romance releases in our Romance column. But why let the print books have all the fun? In Digital Dalliances, we highlight digital-only releases guaranteed to heat up your eReader.
Tom Hanks (Yes, THE Tom Hanks) wrote a short story, Marcel the Shell returns and 15th-century scholars mess up some books in the Friday links!
Autumn is here! And so is the November LibraryReads list, featuring the 10 books coming out next month that librarians across the country are the most excited about sharing with their patrons.
Our October Top Pick in Cookbooks is Yotam Ottolenghi's Plenty More! This collection of vegetarian recipes is inventive and indulgent, and this recipe for Sweet Potatoes with Orange Bitters comes just in time for your roster of holiday side dishes.
National Geographic's Guide to the World's Supernatural Places isn't as "spine-chilling" as its subtitle suggests ("More Than 250 Spine-Chilling Destinations Around the Globe"), and it's far more likely to educate than to spook. But it's a fun book, to be sure, and would make great Halloween reading for those who are bigger fans of conspiracy theories, myths, legends and world history than of horror fiction.
It’s rare to find two successful writers in one household, and even more rare when both authors have new books published at the same time. But for Tasha Alexander and Andrew Grant, it’s all part of the everyday reality (and delight) of being a married couple who share the same profession: writing novels.
In Hollywood, marriages between actors are almost commonplace (think Brangelina). But in the publishing world, it’s still a bit unusual to find two authors who are married to each other. Faye and Jonathan Kellerman, Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon and Cassandra King and Pat Conroy are among the few examples that come to mind. Add to that list Tasha Alexander and Andrew Grant.
We know who the killer is (or do we?) in the new thriller by Japanese author Nakamura (The Thief), so the question at hand—it would seem—is why. But even that doesn't really sum it up, as this dark and twisty thriller dives to nightmarish depths to explore the ugliest parts of the human mind.
Looking back, I really thought I was going to make it to Steamboat Springs with my dignity intact. I fly a lot and it’s rare for me to feel like I’m going to lose my lunch. I was sure I could remain in this book group’s eyes an author they found charming and open in person, the sort who didn’t vomit on Dash 8 turboprops. This is called hubris—and, in hindsight, naïvete.
Go ahead and judge a book by its creepy cover. If you've got chills just looking at the cover art, you know you're in for a frightening treat when you crack the spine on these reads. Happy Halloween, readers!