Sillitoe’s short stories keenly chronicle the lives of ordinary working-class men and boys.
Who are you without your pills? What are the long-term personal effects of medicating emotional issues?
I’m just a fun-loving collection of essays, looking for a reader who enjoys the same.
“Nothing seemed quite as important, as terrible, or as beautiful as the country I had just left behind.”
Do you like the idea of The Time Traveler’s Wife as chick lit? Then you’ll love this book.
The Sense of Touch, a collection of short stories by Ron Parsons, examines the lives of Midwesterners—the struggles and compromises, the joy and grief—set against larger-than-life landscapes.
Ben was 42 when he reached to scrub an old stain from the ceiling of his apartment and lost his balance. When he opened his eyes, he was 7 again. He had traveled back in time to the days before his sister’s rape tore their family apart.
Penny Joe Copper, the daughter of a shingle weaver more interested in labor movements than in putting food on the table, is determined to make a “snug life somewhere” for herself. In this pursuit, she moves to Seattle, where her younger brother is attending college. But a few months later, when her brother is killed in a labor demonstration, Penny finds herself the face of grief—propelled into the spotlight by no small degree by the slick, fast-talking Gabe Rabinowitz.
Nina Bermudez has been best friends with Mel and Avery since… well, it’s not really clear. But a long time. Together, they make up the incredibly corny and age-inappropriate “Bermudez Triangle.”
Scratching your head over what to get for your favorite misanthrope this holiday season? At a loss over what to slip into your post-collegiate kids’ stockings? You can’t go wrong with The Misanthrope’s Guide to Life, a slim, humorous book by Meghan Rowland and Chris Turner-Neal.
Stanley Finnigan is having a bad day. The bully of the seventh grade won’t leave him alone, his teachers all seem like alien life forms, and to top it all off, the weird new kid in town joined his science project. But he forgets all of that when the space ship lands next to him.
I’ve thought for a while now that I might incorporate beer into my reviews more. But how to do it? I feel […]
Title: Whatever You Love Author: Louise Doughty ISBN: 9780062094667 Pages: 384 Release date: March 2012 (paperback) Publisher: Harper Perennial Genre: Fiction Format: […]
Title: Duchess of the Shallows Authors: Neil McGarry and Daniel Ravipinto Pages: 207 Release date: March 2, 2012 Publisher: Peccable Productions Genre: […]
Recently I’ve been looking back on some of my favorite books from childhood–especially old and new stories about smart, strong women. It’s good to know that I’m not alone in my reminiscing; Erin Blakemore, for one, often returns to her well-worn copies of girlhood classics.
Anna Lefler, stand-up comedian and writer at Life Just Keeps Getting Weirder, has a fresh, intelligent sense of humor that shines in The Chicktionary. Meant as a reference book to the sometimes mystifying and always evolving language of women, Lefler’s satirical book is a barrel of laughs.