Mara Altman on "Gross Anatomy"

She does embarrassing things so you don't have to, all in service of "[celebrating] our bodies in all of their heinous glory."

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Amazon's Best Books of August: Today's Releases

A profane paean to “one of the great weirdo cities of the world,” and a novel that captures the profound complexity of female friendships...

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Love, Music, and Longing in "The Air You Breathe": An Interview with Frances de Pontes Peebles

For the two young heroines of this sensuous historical novel, “Music is a way to be seen and heard in a world that tries, again and again, to discount and demean them. Music is their weapon and their solace.” 

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2018 Hugo Award Winners for Science Fiction

The recipients of this year's prestigious Hugo awards were announced at the 76th World Science Fiction Convention over the weekend.  Congratulations to all! 

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This Week in Books: 8 books coming soon to a screen near you

Crazy Rich Asians and Jack Ryan headline the batch of books coming to life on screens big and small now through September.

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Weekend Reading

In this edition a lovely small-town yarn, the role of social media in modern war, a thriller you'll want to read in one sitting, and the art of "mental archery."

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"Do it all the way, because then possibilities are endless."

In The Hard Stuff, Wayne Kramer—guitarist and the leader of the legendary Detroit band, the MC5—offers his frank reflections on his mistakes, his misdeeds, his regrets, and the path out of the darkness.

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A Conversation with Ottessa Moshfegh

One of my favorite books this year is My Year of Rest and Relaxation, a book that elicits strong responses from readers. 

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August Debut Spotlight: "Meet Me at the Museum"

Our debut spotlight title this month is a charming epistolary novel called Meet Me at the Museum.  Author Anne Youngson shares the unusual source of inspiration behind her first novel. 

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of August

Before the fall behemoths hit the shelves, enjoy these lesser known—though no less rewarding—stories of underdog airplane racers, an unheralded Founding Father, an unlikely fight doctor, and more. And did you know your favorite gelatinous dessert came with a curse? Read on.

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Best Romances of August: 6 Top Picks

A would-be duke hidden in the wilds of Scotland, an FBI agent undercover in her hometown, and a defense attorney who risks her own life to get justice for her client are among the characters in our picks for the best romances of August.

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What Pushes a Parent To Do the Unthinkable?

A conversation between Lisa Wingate and Kristina McMorris, two writers who have been able to take heart-wrenching tragedies from history and turn them into inspiring, emotional reading experiences.

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Books for Getting In The Back-To-School Mood

Starting the school year can be exciting and scary.  Here are ten new books for kids to get them ready for this year's classroom adventures. 

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Amazon's Best Books of August: Today's Releases

Two page-turning mysteries, an apocalyptic satire, and a gritty autobiographical novel...

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15 Highly Anticipated New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for Fall

From Murderbots to magical landmines, and from math geniuses to a young woman who can touch the past, these 15  upcoming science fiction and fantasy books shouldn't be missed.

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