December 2011

December 31, 2011

A 2012 Mandate: Fall in Love with Lauren Kate’s Fallen

As the final hours of 2011 wane, perhaps you’ve already begun to make your resolutions. But this coming year, let’s abandon the usual suspects to unlock instead some enchantment.

December 30, 2011

Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha: A Lighthouse in the Search for Meaning

We are continuously searching for our place in life. And so is Siddhartha, the protagonist of Nobel Prize-winner Hermann Hesse’s book that has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers.

December 29, 2011

Donna Tartt’s The Secret History: A Break from the Usual

If you enjoy novels set in schools and the idea of hanging out with frighteningly smart weirdos, The Secret History is the class president of the club.

December 28, 2011

Welcome to Dean Koontz's 77 Shadow Street

Simply put, Koontz is a master storyteller. He has a way of drawing you into a world you never could have imagined -- creating chilling stories with terror at every turn.

December 27, 2011

Taylor Stevens: 5 Things You Wouldn't Suspect About the Author of The Innocent

The author of The Informationist and The Innocent shares with Everyday eBook five surprising things you'd never guess about her.

December 26, 2011

10 Bestselling eBooks of 2011: Fill Your eReader Shelf

One of our favorite things about the end of the year in the world of books is looking back over the last twelve months to see what it was that got people reading. At Random House, the numbers are in, the bestselling eBooks of the year have been announced, and there's something in the mix for nearly everyone!

December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas from Everyday eBook

Today is the perfect day to pat yourself on the back, now that you've finished your shopping and preparing for the holiday season (we hope, anyway!).

December 24, 2011

Ruth Reichl on the Sweet and the Savory in Tender at the Bone

In her delectable memoir Tender at the Bone, Reichl presents her early years to offer a bittersweet glimpse into the personal development of this celebrated food critic and editor. Plus, a recipe from the book!

December 23, 2011

Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken: A Unique Account of a WWII Hero

Laura Hillenbrand, author of the beloved Seabiscuit, has returned with Unbroken, an amazing true story about an authentic American hero, that is by turns tragic, inspiring, thoughtful, and informative.

December 22, 2011

Daniel Kehlmann's Measuring the World: A German Exploration Like No Other

Back in 2005, when Measuring the World was first published in Germany, Daniel Kehlmann was barely thirty-one years old when he found himself instantly catapulted to the Mount Olympus of German literature.

December 21, 2011

10 Things You Didn't Know About Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw has been delivering the news in his distinctive style for decades. His career has taken him all over the world, and has brought him into countless American living rooms nightly. Now, Brokaw gets a little personal on Everyday eBook.

December 20, 2011

On the Success of Stieg Larsson’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

With over 65 million copies sold, and fans worldwide spanning ages, classes, and sexes, it’s clear that the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy is not only an enormous commercial success, it has directly impacted our culture. But why?

December 19, 2011

The Lost Art of Letter Writing, Rediscovered in Two Distinct Novels

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society are two great novels with letter writing at their heart.

December 18, 2011

12 Merry Christmas Tales for Your eReader

Holiday shopping? Party planning? Cookie baking? Yup, you’ve done it all. The only thing missing from your yuletide prep is quality downtime, and here's how to spend it.

December 17, 2011

Let’s Take the Long Way Home: Gail Caldwell on Friendship and Loss

It is a question book lovers ask each other often: “What book has changed your life?” The answer, of course, changes with age and with life experience. For me that book has been Pulitzer Prize winner Gail Caldwell’s Let’s Take the Long Way Home.