- Jill Shalvis and Jennifer Probst ask each other some burning questions
USA Today: Books, Wednesday - 07/01/2015 - 10:47 PM
Jill Shalvis and Jennifer Probst, whose new releases are Second Chance Summer and Searching for Always, quiz each other on important stuff.
- Best young adult and children’s books for July
Washington Post, Wednesday - 07/01/2015 - 02:47 PM
Near the edge of the sea, Buckley, a small beaver in boy clothes, lives with his mama, a larger beaver in a print dress: “They didn’t have much, but they always had each other.” After his birthday picnic, Buckley sends a simple, handcrafted boat out into the ocean, telling his mama, “If it doesn’t come back to shore, I’ll know he got it!” A note fixed to the mast reads simply: “For Papa.
- Exclusive trailer reveal: 'Crash and Burn' by Melissa Keir
USA Today: Books, Monday - 06/29/2015 - 08:47 PM
HEA is thrilled to unveil the trailer for Melissa Keir's Crash and Burn, a novella in the Crashing into Love book bundle.
- 'Day Four,' a cruise you'll want to miss
USA Today: Books, Monday - 06/29/2015 - 08:47 AM
Sarah Lotz's ocean-liner horror novel is just that.
- Kate Walbert's 'Sunken Cathedral': Wise and beautifully written
Philadelphia Inquirer: Books, Sunday - 06/28/2015 - 02:47 PM
In 1910, Debussy based one of his preludes on an ancient Breton myth depicting a cathedral in the sea that sometimes rose up to great heights and sometimes disappeared in the white-capped water.
- Fine Reagan bio reads like a good novel
USA Today: Books, Sunday - 06/28/2015 - 06:47 AM
H. W. Brands has written a book that looks at the 'Great Communicator.'
- My Gen book review: Intergenerational tale explores gender identity
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Books, Saturday - 06/27/2015 - 04:47 PM
During June, Pride Month, across the United States, parades, educational events and community discussions are increasing about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Questioning issues.
- Jewish humorist who was serious about racial injustice
Washington Post, Friday - 06/26/2015 - 06:47 PM
Harry Golden came to the United States in 1907 as a Jewish immigrant boy from what is now Ukraine. He was probably 4 years old at the time. His family settled in New York’s Lower East Side, an area that became a fabled Jewish neighborhood in great part because of Golden’s entertaining and informing tales of himself and his neighbors there.
- ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: The Art Issue
New York Times: Books, Friday - 06/26/2015 - 01:44 PM
This week, Holland Cotter talks about the contemporary art scene, and Jonathon Keats discusses two new books about art theft and forgeries.
- Books of The Times: Review: E. L. James’s ‘Grey’ Goes Inside His Brain, and, Yes, His Pants
New York Times: Books, Thursday - 06/25/2015 - 10:00 AM
E. L. James continues to milk the “Fifty Shades of Grey” franchise, delivering the same story that is in the first book, but from Christian Grey’s point of view.
- What novelist Kent Haruf taught me about writing and life
Washington Post, Wednesday - 06/24/2015 - 10:47 PM
Kent Haruf walked into my life at Southern Illinois University, sitting down at the end of a long conference table, a chalkboard behind him. It was fall. I can still see him: bushy mustache, glasses, the lines on his face. Inside his shirt pocket was a small notebook and pencil.
- Clumsy, bumbling — so what? Alexandra Petri’s book celebrates you.
Washington Post, Wednesday - 06/24/2015 - 02:47 PM
Usually when people tell you they had an awkward adolescence, they’re exaggerating to make themselves relatable. (See: interviews with supermodels.) But Alexandra Petri, a Washington Post columnist, was — and continues to be — supremely, cringingly, legitimately weird. In her new collection of comic essays, “A Field Guide to Awkward Silences,” she reveals that as a teen she was so obsessed with Confederate Gen.
- Painting a vibrant and lush portrait of the 16th-century Ottoman empire
Washington Post, Wednesday - 06/24/2015 - 12:47 PM
Elif Shafak has emerged as one of Turkey’s most influential contemporary writers, with an array of fiction and nonfiction that straddles the Bosporus, one foot in Europe, one in Asia, while attuned to broad currents of transnational culture. In 2006, “The Bastard of Istanbul” ignited fierce controversy and legal action over her allegedly “anti-Turkish” depiction of the Armenian genocide and its consequences.