Isabel Allende, having sold more than 75 million books globally, is one of the most widely read authors in the world. Her 25 remarkable books have been translated into over 40 languages and have been adapted into plays, ballets, radio programs, operas, and 2 feature films. Ms. Allende is a widely celebrated novelist, feminist, and [...]
Discover Author Ann Patchett In her online blog, Ann Patchett muses, "If you ever want to make an author truly happy, tell her you’re reading books from her backlist. It’s natural to pay attention to shiny new books while the backlist of older, still wonderful, books are ignored on a back shelf somewhere, but doing [...]
Discover Author Chris Bohjalian Chris Bohjalian (pronounced bo-jail-yen) is the bestselling author of amazing fiction such as the Hour of the Witch and The Flight Attendant. His books include several New York Times bestsellers and one, Midwives, featured in Oprah’s Book Club. Bohjalian’s books are loved worldwide and have been translated into 35 languages. Three of his books have been made [...]
If you've been seeing the name Colleen Hoover pop up on your book recommendations, check this out! Although the summer is almost halfway done, it's never too late to add more books to your TBR (that's bookworm code for "to be read list"). And it's certainly not too late to give CoHo books (that's bookworm [...]
Alison Weir is the most popular female historian and author in the UK. She is the fifth best-selling historian in the UK overall. Ms. Weir has published thirty-two books, both fiction and non-fiction. Her many awards and accolades include being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and being named an honorary [...]
Have you ever found yourself wondering, what would happen if in one of these fantasy stories like Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. . . the Dark Lord won? What if Dark Lord Sauron said to Frodo, at the end of his long journey through Mordor, "Hey, that's my ring. Thanks for bringing it [...]
What author idolizes Eleanor of Aquitaine and sent her first romance novel to a publisher handwritten on 300 pages when only nine years old? The answer is New York Times bestselling writer Lauren Willig, author of over 20 notable works of historical fiction. History, specifically giving women in history the credit they deserve, is a passion for [...]
Ken Follett is everywhere. His 36 books have sold over 178 million copies in 80+ countries and been translated into 33 languages. His first bestseller, written over 40 years ago, is still selling strong. Whether he’s keeping readers glued to the page with tales of spies, Nazis, and CIA ops, spinning out spellbinding epics about the construction of a medieval cathedral, or weaving together global conflict and family drama, readers can be certain Ken Follett’s books will be filled with memorable characters, unpredictable plot twists, and page-turning anticipation.
"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.