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.

June 26, 2016

A New Heroine for the YA Set: And I Darken

Fierce. Strong. Resilient. Cunning. Soldier. Girl. These are just some of the words that describe Lada Dracul, the heroine of bestselling author Kiersten White’s new young adult book, And I Darken.

June 23, 2016

Bestselling Author Emily Giffin's Latest: First Comes Love

Two sisters work through a delicate relationship in Emily Giffin's latest, First Comes Love.

June 20, 2016

Anne Tyler Updates The Taming of the Shrew

With Vinegar Girl, Anne Tyler takes Shakespeare's Shrew into the twenty-first century.

June 14, 2016

One of This Summer's Must-Read Novels: The Girls

Emma Cline’s new novel, The Girls, brings us back to a summer in the 1960s and will hold you in its grip from page one to the very end.

June 7, 2016

History's Legacy in a Gorgeous Debut: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

This powerful debut novel follows a Ghanaian family's harrowing history across the generations from Africa to America.

May 31, 2016

How to Adult (or New Fiction from Emma Straub)

Emma Straub’s latest novel, Modern Lovers, is a narrative tale in the art of adulting.

May 25, 2016

A Memoir Like No Other: Boy Erased

Raised in an evangelical Christian household, Garrad Conley shares his harrowing experience in "conversion" therapy and his struggle to accept and embrace his homosexuality.

May 20, 2016

More than a Dog Book: Pit Bull by Bronwen Dickey

Every dog has its day in Pit Bull, a passionate probe of the much-maligned American Pit Bull.

May 19, 2016

New Fiction from Yonahlossee Author Anton DiSclafani

Joan and Cece (whose real name is also Joan) are nearly inseparable. In high school, after Cece’s mother passed, she moved in with Joan’s family. The two plan to live together after high school, living the high life that only children of the rich oil men can imagine.

May 18, 2016

Behave: A Provocative Fictional Biography by Andromeda Romano-Lax

Behave is a richly nuanced and disturbing novel about science, progress, love, marriage, motherhood, and what all those things cost a passionate, promising young woman.

May 15, 2016

Finding Yourself (and a Friend): Donna Gephart's Lily and Dunkin

Transgender Lily and bipolar Dunkin find strength in friendship as they face the challenges of being in eighth grade.

April 25, 2016

Family and Money: The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Family dysfunction is definitely not a new subject for novels (or any writing, for that matter), but some authors find a way to keep it fresh and fun to read. Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney does just that.

April 18, 2016

Curtis Sittenfeld's Satirical New Twist on Pride and Prejudice

A bold literary experiment, Eligible is a brilliant, playful, and delicious saga for the twenty-first century.

April 15, 2016

Their Brains on Social Media: American Girls by Nancy Jo Sales

Provocative and urgent, American Girls is destined to ignite a much-needed conversation about how we can help our daughters and sons negotiate unprecedented new challenges.

April 8, 2016

A World of Insight: Becoming Wise by Krista Tippett

Krista Tippett's newest book, Becoming Wise, offers a grounded and fiercely hopeful vision of humanity for this century – of personal growth but also renewed public life and human spiritual evolution.