November 2011

November 30, 2011

Robert K. Massie's Catherine the Great: A Biographical Matryoshka of Royal Scandal

There is more intrigue, politics, sex, and couture in Robert K. Massie's Catherine the Great than a dozen Regency romances! This is the story of a woman who seized every opportunity and honed her mother’s ambition into a lethal weapon.

November 29, 2011

Richard Rhodes’ Hedy’s Folly, Starring Hedy Lamarr as Rocket Scientist

Who knew that whenever we use our cell phones, we have silver-screen legend Hedy Lamarr to thank? Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes reveals the unexpected path taken by a Hollywood legend.

November 28, 2011

Tabula Rasa Phobia Cures: Best Bets for Your Empty New E-Reader

Many book lovers panic when faced with an empty bookshelf. Filling your shelf with the right selection will be the best way to enjoy and fall in love with your e-reader, so here’s our recommendation on how to do it best.

November 27, 2011

Nancy Milford's Edna St. Vincent Millay: A Savage Beauty, a Brilliant Life

In the winter of 1972, biographer Nancy Milford met Norma Millay, sister of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Over the course of the next few years, Milford was granted access to the vast archive of Edna's personal belongings and began piecing together the life of one of America's most brilliant poets.

November 26, 2011

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A Coming-of-Age Mystery Novel

Christopher John Francis Boone is fifteen years old. Fifteen years, three months, and two days, to be exact. Christopher knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. But while he is a genius at physics and maths, the complexity of human emotions confuses him.

November 25, 2011

Shopaholic Becky Bloomwood: Sophie Kinsella's Patron Saint of Shopping

In honor of both the most revered shopping day in the U.S., Black Friday, and the newest shopping holiday, Cyber Monday, I salute the most renowned shopper from the U.K., Becky Bloomwood, the lovable creation of author Sophie Kinsella in her wildly entertaining Shopaholic series.

November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from Everyday eBook

Everyday eBook wishes you a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving, filled with the people, food and, of course, books that you deserve!

November 23, 2011

Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus: Just the Escape You Need

The holidays are upon us and, though possibly the most wonderful time of year, it’s also that season in which life feels like a three-ring circus.When your own circus of a season becomes a little too much, retreat under the big top in Morgenstern’s debut novel The Night Circus.

November 22, 2011

Charles Frazier: From Cold Mountain to Nightwoods, a True Storyteller

Having borne the burden of an 800-pound gorilla of a first novel with Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier shakes off the beast to do what storyteller’s do best -- tell a story.

November 21, 2011

The Girl With the Bar Code Tattoo: Max Barry's Jennifer Government

Max Barry’s hilarious near-future tale called Jennifer Government should have been a bestseller. But generally speaking, if I love a book, I mean if I go nutty over it, the book is doomed to not make it very high up -- or at all -- on a major bestseller list.

November 20, 2011

50 Years of The Phantom Tollbooth and Milo, Who Has Plenty of Time

Frequently compared to Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, another work with a young hero and absurdist humor, The Phantom Tollbooth shares with its predecessor its endless delight in the process of learning, as well as its unending appeal to children and adults alike.

November 19, 2011

A Murakami Primer: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

With the widely publicized release of 1Q84, it’s worth taking a look back at Haruki Murakami’s earlier works. Let's start with The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, a rabbit-hole into Murakami’s world. It’s kind of like "Lost." But in book form. And weirder. Think raining fish.

November 18, 2011

Lee Child's Jack Reacher: Rogue Shark or Jack the Knife?

Lee Child's main man is like a shark in more ways than one. Oh, you've not tested the waters he swims in yet? Well get ready to dive in.

November 17, 2011

Vanessa Diffenbaugh's Language of Flowers in Plain English

Historically, the Victorian language of flowers was used to convey covert messages, and some of the meanings of flowers are particularly surprising. In Vanessa Diffenbaugh's debut novel, The Language of Flowers, we look beyond face value to find, ultimately, the true meaning that lies just underneath the sometimes pretty, sometimes prickly surface.

November 16, 2011

Eli Saslow and Ten Letters: Catching Up with the Washington Post Writer

Let’s face the facts: We, the imaginative species that we are, don’t often like to face the facts. Escapism is an accessory of human existence. So if we’re going to read nonfiction, it has to be pretty darn compelling. Lucky for us, leaving Plato’s cave has become slightly more tolerable with Eli Saslow’s book Ten Letters, a poignant portrait of American society as told through ten missives written to President Obama.