Jennifer Ridgway

About Jennifer Ridgway

Measures distance in time, uses the word “bubbler,” and still slips in the occasional “hey?” at the end of a sentence. She has a one-eyed cat named Padiddle, doesn’t travel enough, and wishes she was an expat sitting at a cafe in Paris drinking coffee and reading.

November 24, 2015

The Art of Reconciliation: All of Us and Everything by Bridget Asher

Bridget Asher's new novel portrays the complex relationships of the Asher family and their attempts at reconciliation.

November 16, 2015

Love in the Time of WWII: Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams

Beatriz Williams's latest novel continues the stories of Pepper Schuyler and her experience with Annabelle Dommerich.

November 6, 2015

The Many Faces of NYC: Tales of Two Cities by John Freeman

John Freeman's curated collection of short stories and essays offers great insight into what it's like to live in New York City.

November 5, 2015

New Fiction from Gone Girl Author Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn explores the horror and suspense that can be created within a family's home in her latest short story.

October 27, 2015

The Well-traveled Journey: My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem recalls her experiences from travelling and the lessons that can be learnt from them.

October 23, 2015

History with a Side of Wit, Please: The Latest from Sarah Vowell

Sarah Vowell explores the life of the Marquis de Lafayette, his role in the revolution, and the disunity between the founding fathers.

October 21, 2015

Unraveling the Mystery: The Brain by David Eagleman

David Eagleman examines the power of the brain and how it defines one's personality.

October 20, 2015

The Legal Ride of Your Life: Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

John Grisham's latest novel follows the career and life of a defense lawyer whose cases often involve the most unsavory characters.

October 6, 2015

A Worthy Follow-up: After You by Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes's followup to Me Before You, titled After You, picks up just months later, and finds our heroine in a less-than-ideal place in life.

October 2, 2015

New Revolution: Unfinished Business by Anne-Marie Slaughter

In her latest book, Anne-Marie Slaughter shifts the focus of the work-life balance conundrum and frames it as a business and policy issue. And it’s a good thing she did.

September 20, 2015

A Welcome Change to YA Dystopian Fiction: All We Have Is Now by Lisa Schroeder

A meteor is hurtling toward Earth and you have twenty-four hours left to live. (As far as you know, Bruce Willis is not flying into outer space accompanied by an Aerosmith soundtrack.) How do you spend your time? This is the very situation the characters in Lisa Schroeder’s new YA novel, All We Have Is Now, find themselves in.

September 15, 2015

He Was, She Was: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

At a very basic level, Fates and Furies is a 'he said-she said' novel - except there's nothing basic about this story.

September 4, 2015

Live from The New Yorker: Between You and Me by Mary Norris

From budding etymologists, to Oxford-comma enthusiasts, to anyone fascinated by the inner workings of magazines, Mary Norris's new memoir covering her nearly forty years at The New Yorker has something for everyone.

August 28, 2015

Writing Your Story: Rising Strong by Brene Brown

If you live in a daring way, being all in, and being yourself, you are bound to have failures. Rising Strong is Brene Brown's theory, based on research, on how to dive into failure and get back up.

August 25, 2015

Having It All: A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan

Elisabeth Egan’s debut novel, A Window Opens, brings the ages-old juggling act to the new, always-connected digital era.