Category: Adult Books


The Glass Castle remains “nothing short of spectacular”

June 26, 2017 |
    A perennial favorite for over a decade, The Glass Castle remains a memoir of resilience and redemption. Jeannette Walls and her siblings grew up in a deeply dysfunctional, yet lively and emotionally attached family in Keep Reading »

Adventure is a Tonic for Our Bitter Times

June 19, 2017 |
The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World is the book Robert Louis Stevenson (The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Treasure Island) always wanted to write but never did. Keep Reading »
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On what giants’ shoulders today’s feminists stand

It’s easy to forget what great strides have been made toward equality in America when we focus on the divisions that remain. But a book like “The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Keep Reading »
Shawn Walsh

Business and Life Tips from a 17th Century Samurai

June 10, 2017 |
The Book of Five Rings By Musashi Miyamoto The Book of Five Rings (五輪書 Go Rin No Shō) is a text on martial arts in general, particularly swordsmanship, written by the ronin (masterless) samurai Miyamoto Musashi Keep Reading »

Spirited Offerings

June 5, 2017 |
Publishers have rediscovered wine this year, with several very drinkable offerings, including Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker and In Vino Duplicitas by Peter Hellman (due out in July). Cork Dork is billed as “a wine-fueled Keep Reading »

Can’t we talk about something more PLEASANT?

June 1, 2017 |
This is Roz Chast’s memoir of the last few years she had with her elderly parents. Living into their nineties this chronicles the story of being a caregiver of elderly parents as they journey into Keep Reading »

Still Jonesing for True Blood? Meet Midnight, Texas.

May 22, 2017 |
Still jonesing after Sookie Stackhouse since the book series ended in 2013 and the TV tie-in ended in 2014? Well, Charlaine Harris is back with with a new series featuring Francois Arnaud in the starring role as Keep Reading »

On Sandwiches and Dungeons

May 18, 2017 |
White bread is the classic bread. Almost all of us have had it at some point and for a lot of people it’s the go to bread for sandwich making. But then one day, we Keep Reading »

Supreme Thrills for the Outsider

May 15, 2017 |
Drowning in debt after graduating from a 4th-tier law school, Grayson Hernandez takes the only job he can find as a messenger for the Supreme Court. His name says it all; Hispanic in a preppie Keep Reading »
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And I thought Prince Charles was boring

A child of the 1980s, I grew up admiring the beauty of Princess Diana. I wasn’t a fan per se, but I admired her ease and fashion sense. (I was a child, afterall.) But, frankly Keep Reading »