"I think the closest cousin to the novel in the art realm is the symphony. A novel has movements and leitmotifs. It has moments of crescendo and diminuendo. You feel a growing emotional force, and then it backs off for reflection. A work must feel cohesive and organic, and the beginning and end inform each other in a way that we can hold in our head." - Amor Towles
Magic is a theme that weaves itself throughout the books of Alice Hoffman. No matter the genre, and she's tackled them all, including non-fiction, fiction, children's lit, YA lit, short stories, and even screenplays, magic always seems to play a role. She's a master at weaving together the tangible and the fanciful; even in her darkest stories, there's a little magic present to help see things through.
Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone, the much-anticipated ninth installment in the Outlander books series, will be released on November 23, 2021. If you're a fan of the books, you likely have the date circled on your calendar. If you start now, you've got time to reread all the earlier books in anticipation. If you haven't gotten to know Claire, Jamie, and this remarkable series yet, now is the perfect time to dive in and give it a try.
2020 marked the 100th anniversary of The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Dame Agatha Christie’s first novel. What followed can only be described as extraordinary. Read more about this fascinating author here.
Hannah has been writing unforgettable stories for over 30 years, including the international blockbuster, The Nightingale. Her latest book, The Four Winds, is poised to follow suit, having spent most of 2021 so far at the top of numerous bestseller lists. Here’s a closer look at this remarkable author and five of our favorites from her considerable repertoire of outstanding historical fiction novels.
Faith Baldwin was one of the highest paid female romance authors in her day. She wrote over 100 novels and many of her books became movies. Because her genre is considered "light" by scholars, her legacy has faded in time. Join us as we let her story live on.
Noah Webster. Photo is in the Public Domain in the United States "Language is the expression of ideas, and if the people of one country cannot preserve an identity of ideas they cannot retain an identity of language." ~ Noah Webster Noah Webster was an academic by nature. His mother taught him at home spelling, [...]
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." -The Fellowship of the Ring J.R.R. Tolkien COUPON CODE TOLKIEN2019 AT CHECKOUT J.R.R. Tolkien chose to spend his time enlightening the imaginations of millions of readers throughout the world. He created worlds of his own and left part [...]
Although novels usually get the most recognition when discussing books, May is the official time to celebrate Short Story Month. For those of us without a lot of time to read (or perhaps readers like me who have books all over the house and want to be able to pick up and put down something [...]