March 29, 2015

Painless and Inspiring: New YA from S. A. Harazin

Have you had your fill of painful coming-of-age books about teens? Then try out Painless by S. A. Harazin, whose main character, David Hart, has a rare medical condition called CIPA (congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis) that doesn’t allow him to feel physical pain.

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March 28, 2015

Love in the Editorial Office: The Trouble with Love by Lauren Layne

Lauren Layne’s The Trouble with Love, the latest in her Sex, Love, and Stiletto series, is another fun, sexy story revolving around the "Love and Romance Gurus" of Stiletto magazine.

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March 27, 2015

How to Be Artfully Mindful: On Awareness and Attention

Enjoy this excerpt from the new book by Christophe André, Looking at Mindfulness, in which he addresses the correlation between awareness and attention.

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March 26, 2015

Nothing Formulaic About David Treuer's Prudence

David Treuer’s Prudence may begin with a death scene, but this is no formulaic murder mystery. Rather, it is a richly complex and elegiac novel to be savored for its evocative language, subtle revelation of character, and charged eroticism.

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March 25, 2015

It's Parody, People: Killing O'Reilly

In their very satirical new book, Courtney Bowman and Nick Bowman have taken on the voice of one of today's most divisive talking heads, Bill O'Reilly, and what they pull off in doing so is to create a collection of imagined essays that are at once appalling and hilarious.

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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.

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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.

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