More to the Story

15 October 2019 | By Hena Khan | Filed in: writing.

From the critically acclaimed author of Amina s Voice comes a new story inspired by Louisa May Alcott s beloved classic, Little Women, featuring four sisters from a modern American Muslim family living in Georgia.When Jameela Mirza is picked to be feature editor of her middle school newspaper, she s

Whose Story Is This? Old Conflicts, New Chapters

15 October 2019 | By Rebecca Solnit | Filed in: writing.

New feminist essays for the MeToo era from the international best selling author of Men Explain Things to Me Who gets to shape the narrative of our times The current moment is a battle royale over that foundational power, one in which women, people of color, non straight people are telling other

Savage Gods

15 October 2019 | By Paul Kingsnorth | Filed in: writing.

After moving with his wife and two children to a smallholding in Ireland, Paul Kingsnorth expects to find contentment It is the goal he has sought to nest, to find home after years of rootlessness as an environmental activist and author Instead he finds that his tools as a writer are failing h

What We Talk About When We Talk About Books: The History and Future of Reading

15 October 2019 | By Leah Price | Filed in: writing.

Do you worry that you ve lost patience for anything longer than a tweet If so, you re not alone Digital age pundits warn that as our appetite for books dwindles, so too do the virtues in which printed, bound objects once trained us the willpower to focus on a sustained argument, the curiosity to

White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination

15 October 2019 | By Jess Row | Filed in: writing.

A bold, incisive look at race and reparative writing in American fiction, by the author of Your Face in MineWhite Flights is a meditation on whiteness in American fiction and culture from the end of the civil rights movement to the present At the heart of the book, Jess Row ties white flight the

She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement

15 October 2019 | By Jodi Kantor | Filed in: writing.

From the Pulitzer Prize winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein s sexual harassment and abuse for the New York Times, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the thrilling untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the MeToo movement For many years, reporters had tried to

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

15 October 2019 | By Elizabeth Gilbert | Filed in: writing.

The instant 1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious PopSugar From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life

The Sentence is Death (Hawthorne, #2)

15 October 2019 | By Anthony Horowitz | Filed in: writing.

Death, deception, and a detective with quite a lot to hide stalk the pages of Anthony Horowitz s brilliant new murder mystery, the second in the bestselling series starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne _________________________ You shouldn t be here It s too late These, heard over th


15 October 2019 | By Mona Awad | Filed in: writing.

Samantha Heather Mackey couldn t be of an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at New England s Warren University A scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to that of most people, she is utterly repelled by the rest of her fiction writing cohort a cl

Becoming Mrs. Lewis

15 October 2019 | By Patti Callahan | Filed in: writing.

In a most improbable friendship, she found love In a world where women were silenced, she found her voice From New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan comes an exquisite novel of Joy Davidman, the woman C S Lewis called my whole world When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing l

A Ladder to the Sky

15 October 2019 | By John Boyne | Filed in: writing.

Maurice Swift is handsome, charming, and hungry for success The one thing he doesn t have is talent but he s not about to let a detail like that stand in his way After all, a would be writer can find stories anywhere They don t need to be his own Working as a waiter in a West Berlin hotel in 1

I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life

15 October 2019 | By Anne Bogel | Filed in: writing.

For so many people, reading isn t just a hobby or a way to pass the time it s a lifestyle Our books shape us, define us, enchant us, and even sometimes infuriate us Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can t imagine life without them I d Rather Be Reading is the perfect literary

Art Matters

15 October 2019 | By Neil Gaiman | Filed in: writing.

Combining Neil Gaiman s extraordinary words with Chris Riddell s deft and striking illustrations, Art Matters will inspire its readers to seize the day in the name of art Neil Gaiman once said that the world always seems brighter when you ve just made something that wasn t there before This litt

Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered

15 October 2019 | By Austin Kleon | Filed in: writing.

In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by stealing from the community of other movers and shakers Now, in an even forward thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey

Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language

15 October 2019 | By Gretchen McCulloch | Filed in: writing.

A linguistically informed look at how our digital world is transforming the English language Language is humanity s most spectacular open source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in interesting ways than ever before Internet conversations are structured by th

The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography

15 October 2019 | By Deborah Levy | Filed in: writing.

A searching examination of all the dimensions of love, marriage, mourning, and kinship from two time Booker Prize finalist Deborah Levy To strip the wallpaper off the fairy tale of The Family House in which the comfort and happiness of men and children has been the priority is to find behind it an

Almost Everything: Notes on Hope

15 October 2019 | By Anne Lamott | Filed in: writing.

From Anne Lamott, the New York Times bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow, comes the book we need from her now How to bring hope back into our lives I am stockpiling antibiotics for the Apocalypse, even as I await the blossoming of paperwhites on the windowsill in the kitchen, Anne Lamott admi