June 21, 2013

The Magus Meets Gatsby: The Forgiven by Lawrence Osborne

There is something vaguely reminiscent of John Fowles’ The Magus and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby in Lawrence Osborne’s The Forgiven. Excess, debauchery, choreography, unhappiness, desire. All of these things may exist harmlessly on their own, but when collected together with a dash of manslaughter, there is something to be learned.

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June 20, 2013

Swedish Author Jens Lapidus' Latest Bold Crime Novel: Never F*ck Up

Jens Lapidus took the frank approach when titling his new novel, Never F*ck Up. This title may lack the beauty and grace associated with subtlety, but then again, the novel’s not striving for beauty and grace in a story such as this.

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June 19, 2013

You Should Definitely, Absolutely Read Decisive by Dan and Chip Heath

It’s hard to decide what to read next, right? Oh, and it’s also hard to decide whether to go back to graduate school, and whether you should make one last push with that relationship or kick him or her to the curb. For many of us, choosing is hard. Fortunately, Chip and Dan Heath, the guys behind the remarkably sensible Made to Stick and Switch, want to help.

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June 18, 2013

On Relics and Love: A Q&A With Natalie Brown, Author of The Lovebird

Natalie Brown’s debut novel, The Lovebird, brings Margie Fitzgerald into the lives of readers. Here, she sits down with Everyday eBook to talk about Natalie's inspiration and more.

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June 17, 2013

Broken Family, Missing Boy: Is This Tomorrow? by Caroline Leavitt

Caroline Leavitt's latest novel turns on a single devastating moment: the disappearance of twelve-year-old Jimmy Reardon in 1956.

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June 16, 2013

Teen Angst Squared: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

If it has not been said before, John Green is today’s John Hughes, exploring – dare I say, celebrating – today’s teen angst. Though to call it “teen angst” seems to trivialize it, and to these kids it’s all consuming.

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June 15, 2013

Her Best Yet: Ruthie Knox’s Flirting with Disaster

Ruthie Knox never disappoints: There is always lots of humor, secondary characters that are very much a part of the story, and strong female characters. But Flirting with Disaster may be her most compelling story yet.

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