August 2012

August 31, 2012

A Rediscovery of the Joy of Life: Eloisa James' Paris in Love

Ever want to escape it all and run away to Paris? Eloise James took one year and did just that. In her new memoir, she shares her rejuvenating and trying experiences in the City of Light.

August 30, 2012

Getting to the Roots of Betty Smith's Classic: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

On the surface, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is an account of a child maturing and experiencing the pains of adulthood. And there is so much beyond that surface story.

August 29, 2012

An Impossible Wish in a Time of War: Tim O'Brien's Going After Cacciato

Tim O'Brien has established himself as the literary voice of the Vietnam War. In his classic, Going After Cacciato, we meet an unusual kind of unsung heroes.

August 28, 2012

Passion Versus Propriety: Welcome to Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence

Modern readers will find that the social, moral, and romantic dilemmas in Edith Wharton's timeless classic, The Age of Innocence, still resonate today.

August 27, 2012

Not-So-Precious Relationships: Inside, by Alix Ohlin

Ohlin's latest novel brings together four characters who are anything but perfectly -- but who are perfectly enthralling.

August 26, 2012

The Anti-Self-Help Book of Advice: Augusten Burroughs' This Is How

Get unprofessional advice from a guy who has seen it all and, more importantly, survived it. Augusten Burroughs is raw, real, and witty as usual as he shares his philosophies on dealing with an unfair life in his latest book, This Is How.

August 25, 2012

Dissecting the Novel Capital, John Lanchester's Meditation on Greed and Excess

Is money always the great motivator? Is it wrong to be rich? John Lanchester comments on the state of society today in his compulsively readable mystery, Capital.

August 24, 2012

Top 5 Reasons to Read Robert Ludlum

As if the fact that more Robert Ludlum novels than ever are available as eBooks wasn't enough, here are a few more reasons why it's time to get turned on to this master of suspense!

August 23, 2012

The Anatomy of Adventure: A Q&A With Scott Wallace, Author of The Unconquered

Everyday eBook catches up with Wallace, whose journey deep into the heart of the Amazon to find the last uncontacted tribe brought him a lot more than simple adventure.

August 22, 2012

Reaching for Cinque Terra: Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins

In a seaside village on the Italian coastline, a man begins to dream a dream that brings him from the Italian coast to around the globe -- with twists that, under a less talented author's pen, might not bear the weight of their own creativity.

August 21, 2012

Friends With Benefits in 1960s Suburbia: John Updike's Couples

Get ready for a romp-and-a-half in John Updike's quintessential utopia novel, Couples.

August 20, 2012

The Brilliant Fictionalization of Pablo Neruda: Roberto Ampuero's The Neruda Case

When a Nobel Prize-winning poet asks a frustrated, unemployed expat with no detective experience to act as sleuth on an urgent mission, he just can't say no. So begins Ampuero's tale of politics, poetry, and love, The Neruda Case.

August 19, 2012

Author James Dashner Discusses the Origins of His New Prequel, The Kill Order

The Maze Runner sci-fi trilogy thrilled readers, and now James Dashner talks about his prequel, The Kill Order, complete with sun flares and an incredible virus threatening humanity.

August 18, 2012

A Free Pass to Revisit Machiavelli's The Prince

Machiavelli's classic prescription for power is yours for the taking -- and we've got a bonus peek at an upcoming novel as well.

August 17, 2012

Cosmopolis: Don DeLillo's Societal Critique Is Robert Pattinson's Screen Time

The movie adaptation of Cosmopolis is now in theaters, so here's an ode to the DeLillo's original novel, through which his satirical depiction of the mega-rich resonates today.