The Signature of All Things | Official Website for Best Selling Author Elizabeth Gilbert
In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure & discovery.
The Stone Diaries
The Stone Diaries book. Read 1,849 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Stone Diaries is one ordinary woman's story of her journey...
When Things Fall Apart
When Things Fall Apart book. Read 2,236 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema ...
'Beside Ourselves' Explores Human-Animal Connections
Karen Joy Fowler's haunting novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, draws on arguments she used to have with her father, a psychology professor, over how closely connected humans and animals really are. Fowler is also the author of the 2004 best-seller The Jane Austen Book Club.
30 Books: Elizabeth Taylor on Leanne Shapton’s “Swimming Studies” - Critical Mass Blog
The National Book Critics Circle, founded at the Algonquin Round Table in 1974, honors outstanding writing and fosters a national conversation about reading, criticism and literature.
Book Review: 'The Suicide Index' by Joan Wickersham
“This is what my father did,” writes Joan Wickersham early in her memoir The Suicide Index: Putting My Father’s Death in Order. “He got up, showered, shaved an…
'Wave' Tells A True Story Of Survival And Loss In The 2004 Tsunami
Sonali Deraniyagala lost her husband, two sons and parents to the Indian Ocean tsunami that claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people. Her new memoir recounts the events of that fateful day.
A Little Onion Reveals Layers Of History In 'Good Lord Bird'
James McBride's The Good Lord Bird follows 10-year-old ex-slave Henry, known as "the Onion," as he travels with abolitionist John Brown.
Reminder From A Marine: Civilians And Veterans Share Ownership Of War
"The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are as much every U.S. citizen's wars as they are the veterans' wars," says Phil Klay, who served in Iraq. His debut story collection is called Redeployment.
The Color of Water by James Mcbride - Books
James McBride has written a powerful portrait of growing up, a meditation on race and identity and a poignant, beautifully crafted hymn from a son to a mother.
'Reaped' Is A Reminder That No One Is Promised Tomorrow
In Men We Reaped, Jesmyn Ward recalls the deaths of five young men in her life, which she believes were all connected to being poor and black in the rural South. "It made me feel that I wasn't promised some long life. ... That's not a given for me."
Teddy Roosevelt's 'Bully Pulpit' Isn't The Platform It Once Was
Roosevelt described the power of the presidency to shape public opinion as "the bully pulpit." That's also the title of a new book from presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, in which she explains the unique relationships Roosevelt forged with reporters.