November 30, 2012
Dellarobia Turnbow is a woman left deposited into her life, raising two children, married to a man who doesn’t quite live up to her desires, answering to a mother-in-law to whose desires Dellarobia doesn’t live up. So what happens when a woman steps off-course?
November 29, 2012
Jon Krakauer's thrilling personal story of the 1996 ascent of Mount Everest and the furious natural disaster that claimed lives and devastated survivors is a must-read for the armchair adventurer.
November 28, 2012
Here at Everyday eBook, we turn our attention to science -- namely, Amir D. Aczel's thrilling account of being present for the discovery of the Higgs boson, perhaps the greatest scientific discovery in history. What is the Higgs boson, you ask? Read on.
November 27, 2012
Zadie Smith returns to her native London with NW, which is decidedly modern in both subject and form, the most experimental of Smith’s fiction by far.
November 26, 2012
Endearing fifteen-year-old Bee hails from an atypical Seattle family. When her genius mom, Bernadette, disappears, Bee sets out on a mythic mission to find her, in Maria Semple's humorous, heartfelt epistolary novel.
November 25, 2012
Remember this smart, sweet movie? Teens Nick and Norah spend one wild night in New York City, full of music, drunken friends, and heady romance. And the book is just as good, with a somewhat different twist.
November 24, 2012
Jonathan Odell's Polly Shine, a powerful slave midwife, and Granada, her reluctant teen apprentice, use mysterious remedies and visionary ideas to bring change to a plantation in antebellum Mississippi.
November 23, 2012
Set in Saudi Arabia, a middle-aged American businessman finds himself obsolete, waiting in the desert for the King's arrival. Dave Eggers' National Book Award-nominated novel tells a compelling tale of how we, globally, got to this moment in time.
November 22, 2012
A fearless and heartbreaking writer, Lydia Davis's compilation of short fiction in The Collected Stories is amazing in its rare beauty and original take on love, language, and the nature of being.
November 21, 2012
In his New York Magazine review of 'Lincoln,' David Edelstein said, 'By the time the movie ends, you don’t feel as if you know Lincoln – few, in his own time, claimed to know him. But you feel as if you know what it was like to be in his presence.' If you'd rather get to know the man, check out one of these reads.
November 20, 2012
From Julian Barnes, the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending, a collection of essays on books and writers that have been meaningful to him throughout his career seeking greater truth through fiction.
November 19, 2012
Former New York Times restaurant critic and all-around culinary expert, Sam Sifton, has created a Thanksgiving bible. From recipes and drink suggestions to how to set a proper table, this is a must-read for anyone sharing this holiday meal with friends and family.
November 18, 2012
Author Kirsten Hubbard chats about her adventurous young adult novel, Wanderlove, her own travel serendipity, and the pleasure of going off the beaten path.
November 17, 2012
In this tale of passion and intrigue set in nineteenth-century London, a beautiful thief takes a precious item from a mysterious man with his own steamy agenda about how she must repay him.
November 16, 2012
Sometimes you fight authority and authority doesn't win. Witness Richard Zacks' Teddy Roosevelt, whose battle to clean up a sin-loving New York in the 1890s made him enemies and contributed to his downfall as a New York City police commissioner.