A few months ago I had the pleasure of meeting Wendy Dubow Polins at the Salem Lit Fest. Wendy’s debut novel, Fare Forward, has been well-received by book groups who are eager to discuss this novel which takes place at the “intersection of modern science and ancient mysticism” (in fact, she loves to talk with [...]
Do you like to read with the seasons? Holiday tales in December, beach reads in the summer, and spooky stories around All Hallows’ Eve?
I’m thrilled to welcome Laurel Ann Nattress here today, to chat about Jane Austen-inspired Gothic fiction for Halloween.
More info about Laurel and her book, Jane Austen Made Me Do It – an [...]
I’m honored to be over at Beyond the Margins today, with a guest post about my five picks for under-appreciated books.
Yes, Beyond the Margins, the blog maintained by a dozen or so fabulous writers, sharing both thoughtful and humorous insight about the craft of writing and the labyrinthian world of publishing.
They’ve asked me to join [...]
I’m pleased to welcome Lisa Dale to She Is Too Fond of Books! Lisa is the author of Slow Dancing on Price’s Pier, which was published in April by Berkley/Penguin. A little about the novel:
Thea Celik has devoted herself to running her Newport coffee shop, to parenting her daughter, and to being a [...]
The Paris Wife: A Novel by Paula McLain
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books (February 22, 2011)
Note from Dawn: My neighbor, Sue, read The Paris Wife and wrote this review while in Paris (go ahead, admit it, you’re thinking “how cool is that?!”); I’ll have to ask her if she visited any of the (still-standing?) cafés [...]
There are books from a handful of small presses and imprints that I can pick up and read without any hesitation. As soon as I see the logo on the spine, I know I’m in for a good read, one that has been ‘pre-screened’ if you will. Unbridled Books is one of these, “a premier [...]
Note from Dawn: This insightful essay from Hannah Salwen is excerpted with permission from The Power of Half by Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen. In the book detailing their family project, Kevin’s longer chapters are followed by “Hannah’s Take,” shorter pieces from Hannah’s point of view, including a suggested activity for the reader. Remember that Hannah was age [...]
Yesterday I reviewed a delightful cookbook with a long name, Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy: A Feast of 175 Regional Recipes by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali. My review offered some photos of our family’s experience making one of the delicious pasta recipes in the book (that’s J adding the baked tomatoes to the [...]
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Penguin USA (March 19, 2009)
I’m pleased to welcome my friend Denise as a guest blogger today! Denise left the corporate world to return to school for an advanced degree, and is now working in the alternative program at a local high school. She is the mother [...]