July 2013

July 31, 2013

Comet Kohoutek and The Night of the Comet

Author George Bishop shares with Everyday eBook a concise history of the comet that inspired his latest novel.

July 30, 2013

The Quest for the World's Greatest Cheese: Michael Paterniti's The Telling Room

Michael Paterniti’s The Telling Room is a story for those who love reading about food, but it is also an epic quest, and like all quests, it involves travel. Full of passion, the book is laced with obsession, greed, and betrayal, and at its heart, a memorable man and cheesemaker aptly named Ambrosio.

July 29, 2013

Carol Gilligan’s Different Voice: A Novel Called Kyra

In 2008, the Harvard scholar Carol Gilligan – author of the 1982 groundbreaking feminist study In a Different Voice, which forced re-evaluation in the fields of psychology, philosophy, gender studies, and education – wrote a novel.

July 28, 2013

Revisiting a Brilliant Debut: John Green's Looking for Alaska

John Green set his own bar quite high with his first novel -- and gives readers a reason to return to it time and time again.

July 27, 2013

Love in an Unlikely Place: The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers

The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers is a novella that packs so many emotions in a complete story, covering loneliness, despair, fear, and a sweet romance that only seemed to have no hope.

July 26, 2013

Madness, Self-Destruction, and Rock and Roll: Michael Walker’s What You Want Is in the Limo

Get to know The Who, Led Zeppelin, and Alice Cooper from a journalist's vantage point with Michael Walker’s What You Want Is in the Limo.

July 25, 2013

The Panopticon, by Jenni Fagan: A Remarkable New Voice in Fiction

Literature has had its share of unlikely heroines. Anais Hendricks, the protagonist of Jenni Fagan's debut novel, The Panopticon, can easily take her place among those ladies.

July 24, 2013

A Drinker's Journey Through the Middle East: Lawrence Osborne's The Wet and the Dry

In his new book, The Wet and the Dry, Lawrence Osborne explores the Middle East, looking at its history and politics through the scope of one of its most glaring societal differences: alcohol.

July 23, 2013

David Gilbert's Latest, & Sons: An Astounding Original

At first glance, the story at the heart of David Gilbert's new novel, & Sons, falls familiarly into a reader's consciousness: An aging father realizes his own mortality and calls upon his adult children to diligently appease him in his wish to make peace. Before long, though, it becomes something entirely new.

July 22, 2013

Chris Culver’s The Abbey and the Outsider: The Secret to Success

Serendipity (and a librarian’s good taste) had me picking up The Abbey in print. Turns out, pseudonymous author Chris Culver first sold nearly a million ebooks of The Abbey, then scored a traditional book contract.

July 21, 2013

Caution Abandoned: Gayle Forman's Touching YA Novel Just One Day

Good girl Allyson has always lived her life cautiously. So when she decides on a whim to follow Dutch Shakespearean actor Willem to Paris for a day, little does she realize that one day can change the course of her life.

July 20, 2013

Ruthie Knox's Last Camelot Series Novella, Making It Last

Making it Last is not an ordinary romance novel. This is after the HEA (Happily Ever After) -- when reality sets in.

July 19, 2013

Born Bad? Adrian Raine’s The Anatomy of Violence

Raine’s book explores the biological roots of crime and answers the question, ‘Are some people just born violent?’

July 18, 2013

The 3 Musts of a Dan Brown Novel

With the release of Dan Brown’s latest Robert Langdon novel, Inferno, our reader went in looking for three key components.

July 17, 2013

A Rarely Seen Hawaii: Kristiana Kahakauwila’s This Is Paradise

Kahakauwila’s debut collection explores the yawning gap between the tourist’s conception of Hawaii as an idyllic tropical wonderland and the sometimes difficult lives of the book’s native protagonists.