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.

April 13, 2015

New from Lisa Genova, Author of Still Alice: Inside the O'Briens

Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice, brings her medical expertise to her latest novel, Inside the O'Briens.

March 31, 2015

New Fiction from the Author of Water for Elephants

Sara Gruen’s new novel, At the Water’s Edge, brings us to the shores of Scotland during WWII, where three society snobs are brought back to earth.

March 24, 2015

An Emotional Ride: Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum

There are many reasons we read fiction. Sometimes, we just want an escape. Sometimes we want to learn. Sometimes we want to laugh. And sometimes, it is to have a glimpse into someone else’s human condition.

March 23, 2015

The Nightingale: Kristin Hannah's Tale of Love and Family in WWII

World War II has millions of stories to tell and to inspire, with many still unwritten. Kristin Hannah has already proven herself as a bestselling author with a huge fan base for her novels, books about families, friendship, and love. When you bring the two together, the result is powerful.

March 18, 2015

Who You Are and What You Do: Better than Before, by Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin is back with Better Than Before, another tool in your arsenal of how to live more productively and efficiently.

March 10, 2015

History Brought to Life: Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Step back in time once again with Erik Larson, whose retelling of the Lusitania disaster is anything but dry.

March 5, 2015

Nick Hornby's Latest Novel Is Here: Funny Girl

London in the 1960s was experiencing the same changes our country across the pond was seeing: movement in civil rights, the advancement of women’s rights, and plenty of rock ‘n’ roll. Against this backdrop, Nick Hornby sets his latest novel.

February 23, 2015

The Teacher's Life: The Half Brother by Holly LeCraw

Prep school novels are their own category of books, and they always seem to enthrall people, exposing to them a side of life that many don’t experience.

February 13, 2015

Human Stories: The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward

While addressing immigration – a divisive topic in today’s news – this latest story from Amanda Eyre Ward remains entirely human and touching.

January 20, 2015

Your Next All-nighter: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train is a masterful debut psychological thrill ride.

January 8, 2015

Lies We Tell Ourselves: 'Big Little Lies' by Liane Moriarty

Moriarty's latest literary endeavor is a solid blend of wit, mystery, and believable but complex characters. The result is a whodunit that begs to be devoured in one long, enjoyable sitting.

December 30, 2014

Love, Jealousy, and Anthropology: Euphoria by Lily King

Set in the 1930s, between two World Wars, Lily King’s Euphoria is a quiet yet powerful stroll through a time and place that many of us will never know.

December 23, 2014

5 Great Nonfiction Reads to Close 2014

Looking to beef up the nonfiction pile on your nightstand? Check out these five great reads from the past year to start.

December 18, 2014

5 Fabulous and Fictional Fireplace Reads

Winter is such a great time to read. We always hear about beach reads, but what about fireplace reads? Here are five such books that are perfect for such an occasion.

December 10, 2014

Find the Season's Meaning: The 13th Gift by Joanne Huist Smith

As recounted in her book, The 13th Gift, December, 1999, was anything but happy for Joanne Huist Smith. She of numerous Santa figurines and the perfect tree. Three wonderful children. No – just two months after her too-young-to-die husband’s death, she wanted nothing to do with Christmas.