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.

January 26, 2016

Truman Capote and the High Life: The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

Melanie Benjamin delves into the world of mid-century, high-society New York revealing a gratifying story about Truman Capote and his friendships.

January 15, 2016

Absurdity Rules the Roost in American Housewife

Helen Ellis’s hilarious collection of stories, American Housewife, will have you cringing and laughing all at once.

January 14, 2016

Rooted in History: The Longest Night by Andria Williams

Andria Williams's debut novel follows the challenges a married couple face during the only nuclear accident to ever take place on American soil.

January 8, 2016

A Look Inside the World's Largest Refugee Camp: City of Thorns

Ben Rawlence's latest book gives astonishing insight into life inside Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, by profiling the lives and experiences of the individuals who call it home.

January 3, 2016

Serious Subject Matter for the YA Reader from Marieke Nijkamp

Marieke Nijkamp’s debut YA novel, This Is Where It Ends, approaches a very serious subject – school shootings – in an interesting way.

December 24, 2015

A Novel for Book Lovers by Deborah Meyler

Deborah Meyler’s new novel, The Bookstore, uses as its setting one of our favorite places.

December 18, 2015

From Pulitzer-Prize Winner Stacy Schiff: The Witches: Salem, 1692

Stacy Schiff's latest book explores the fear and reality of life during the witch trials in Salem in 1692.

December 15, 2015

9 Great Books to Help You Through Hibernation

Though the weather outside isn't quite near frightful yet, it will be in practically no time. Prepare yourself for winter's hibernation by stockpiling these nine reads.

December 8, 2015

8 Great Books that Flew Under the Radar in 2015

Every year thousands of books are published. It is near impossible to keep up with them (nonetheless to try to read them all!). Below are some great books that flew under the radar this past year. As we go into gift-giving (and gift-card-redeeming) season, these will be great reads to curl up with in the […]

December 7, 2015

Move Over, Lois Lane: White Collar Girl by Renee Rosen

Renée Rosen's latest novel, White Collar Girl, chronicles the life of a female journalist trying to make it in the male-dominated news industry in 1950s Chicago.

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.