February 2013

February 28, 2013

Fixing a Failed Foreign Policy: Russ Feingold's While America Sleeps

Senator Feingold argues that in this post-9/11 era our failure to meet real challenges and tendency toward dumbed-down discourse is leaving us vulnerable to threats abroad and at home. Fortunately, it’s not too late to do something about it.

February 27, 2013

The Cost of the Color Complex, by Marita Golden

The author of Don't Play in the Sun discusses the hot topic colorism, how it affected her life, its global impact -- and calls for healing in ourselves and our communities.

February 26, 2013

Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss: How the Processed Food Industry Hooks Us

Michael Moss' shocking new eBook reveals just how much salt, sugar, and fat Americans consume and the heights to which food conglomerates go to design foods that are not only appealing, but addictive.

February 25, 2013

Getting to Know Your ABZzzzz’s: David K. Randall’s Dreamland

Everyone does it, but not everyone talks about it. Some do it alone, some with another person. People do it all different ways. But how often does one peek into the science behind the action? Or, rather, the science under the sheets?

February 24, 2013

A Teen Novel That Runs Deep: Elizabeth Laban’s The Tragedy Paper

Though some YA reading may simply serve as a guilty pleasure for adults, there is a vast oeuvre of Teen literature that isn’t just fluff or an escape. Elizabeth Laban’s The Tragedy Paper is a book that falls into this deeper sort.

February 23, 2013

Good Girl Meets Hunk in a Hard Hat: Ruthie Knox's How to Misbehave

Amber's been a good girl all her life, and she's tired of it. Trouble is, she doesn't know how to do or be anything else, until she's alone with a handsome foreman, as they weather a tornado, and passion ignites.

February 22, 2013

What Is Normal? The Question Behind Richard Ford's Canada

Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford's sparse, heartbreaking tale tells of twins whose paths diverge after their parents plan a bank robbery that goes wrong.

February 21, 2013

Jim Crace's Harvest: Small Town, Three Threats, Big Change

In his latest eBook, Harvest, Jim Crace takes on the stranger-comes-to-town plot and pushes it to lengths both fantastical and realistic, historical and modern, as an insular village confronts change.

February 20, 2013

An Ode to Bars: Rosie Schaap’s Drinking with Men

This is not a moralizing fable of addiction and regret. Schaap’s story is a celebration of bar culture at its best, when it is 'both civilized and civilizing,' and of the people who make it so.

February 19, 2013

Kurt Vonnegut: The Autobiography He Never Wrote

To find the beating heart behind Kurt Vonnegut's tongue-in-cheek writing, look no further than his trove of personal letters. The humanism, jokes, and avuncular morality that radiates from his fiction is found tenfold in this collection.

February 18, 2013

John Banville's Ancient Light: An Uneasy Meditation on Love and Memory

John Banville's latest is an exploration of the past shaping the present as an aging actor reflects on an illicit affair, his tragic relationship with his daughter, and the struggle to discern the truth in memory.

February 17, 2013

On Music, Candy, Creativity: A Q&A with Mystic City Author Theo Lawrence

Author Theo Lawrence discusses his young adult trilogy set in a future New York in which much of the city is underwater, politics is a dangerous business, a rebellion may be on the horizon, and star-crossed lovers must find each other.

February 16, 2013

Seductive Swashbuckling: Sharon Cullen's The Notorious Lady Anne

Seduction on the high seas is the order of the day in this swashbuckling pirate adventure where the legendary pirate is the beautiful Lady Anne and her captive a handsome Royal Naval officer.

February 15, 2013

Join Us for The Dinner by Herman Koch

What if your only child, your pride and joy, did something truly despicable? What lengths, if any, would you go to in order to protect him?

February 14, 2013

Five Things to Take from S.E.C.R.E.T., by L. Marie Adeline

In Adeline's book, Cassie uncovers an underground society dedicated to helping women realize their wildest, most intimate sexual fantasies. Here, L. Marie Adeline, shares with Everyday eBook five important things you should take from her novel.