This week's links include the Nobel Prize, books you need to read and more!
Looking for a flavorful, green side dish to add to your weekly repertoire? Meera Sodha shares a classic Gujarti recipe for Green Beans with Mustard Seeds and Ginger from her new cookbook, Made in India, that will definitely make you want to eat your vegetables.
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.
Manda Collins, best-selling author of Regency romance, continues her Lords of Anarchy series with Good Earl Gone Bad. We asked Collins to tell us about the modern-day inspiration behind the series, as well as the original motorcycle gang: the driving club.
Life has not been kind to the mixed-race Mbobo, the 12-year-old son of a Russian woman and an African athlete visiting for the 1980 Olympics. Not kind at all, as he is, in fact, dead and narrating this novel from the grave. Early in life, Mbobo became entranced by the underground world of the Metro, and feels more at home in the tunnels than topside, in a crumbling Soviet Moscow. This is a beautiful, sad novel about race and loneliness, filled with lines that demand to be reread for their elegance.
It's official: We can knock one title off our list of long-awaited second novels. Helen Simonson is returning on March 22 with a follow up to Major Pettigrew's Last Stand.
For two girls on opposite ends of the world, adventure begins with a mysterious book. The Author's Note at the beginning of A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic reveals author Lisa Papademetriou's inspiration for this sparkling novel—a beautiful book in the author's own life. We contacted Papademetriou to find out more about this personal back story, the universal language of storytelling and more.
The Southern Festival of Books is our favorite time of year! So many phenomenal authors are flocking to Nashville this weekend, but of course we've got our favorites. Check out a list of the events we're most looking forward to this weekend, and come say hi at Booth #28!
'Tis the season for spooky reads! As the days in October get a little colder and the nights get a little longer, it's the perfect time to curl up with best-selling author Audrey Niffenegger's new and lovingly curated collection of ghost stories, Ghostly. Featuring Niffenegger's original illustrations and a few of her own stories alongside classics (Poe's "The Black Cat") and newer works by Neil Gaiman and Kelly Link, readers are sure to find something that moves and quietly haunts them in this book.
Did you know that October is National Reading Group Month? We're kicking off the celebrations by rounding up our top 10 paperback picks for reading groups (so far!) for 2015.