Guest Essays
WILD_jacket

"Nature Connection Is a Contact Sport": Raising a Wild Child

Any parent can relate: We live in an Xbox/Playstation/iPad world, and pulling your kids away from the Minecraft and pushing them out-of-doors can be a challenge--don't even mention getting them to like it. But Scott D. Sampson (Dinosaur Train!) knows a thing or two about connecting with kids, and in turn connecting kids with nature.

Read more
NoPants

Laugh Your Pants Right off of Your Body

Face it, we've all lost our pants at some point, but what did you learn? Sarah Colonna lost hers in Vegas, and she learned a lot. Read her tips for surviving single living in your 30s, and the five things she wishes she could tell her twentysomething self.

Read more
Bunny

Happy Mother's Day from Abe Books

If you’re a book lover, it’s very likely you have your parents to thank for it. Those early years spent on Mom’s lap, reading the same book over….and over…..and over set the stage for many of us to be the rapt and insatiable readers we remain today.

Read more
Midnight Crossed

From the Desk of Charlaine Harris: How a Childhood Tradition Sparked Her New Series

Charlaine Harris reveals how she searched for the inspiration of her new series and where she ultimately—and unexpectedly—found it.

Read more
Orhans225

Family Secrets: The Story Behind "Orhan's Inheritance"

Our debut spotlight pick for April, Orhan's Inheritance is a beautiful and moving account of two people deeply in love, torn apart by war and terrible sacrifice. There is a story behind this story, and as you might suspect it is rooted in family history. Here is Aline Ohanesian's account of how she came to write about a young Turkish man, an elderly Armenian woman, and how long-buried memories touch future generations...

Read more
Speed

A Guest Review of Nicole Haroutunian's "Speed Dreaming"

Julia Fierro's Cutting Teeth was one of the most anticipated novels of 2014. Here she turns her eye toward Nicole Haroutunian's Speed Dreaming, a debut story collection that "captures the zeitgeist of today’s young women, who, despite their education and privilege and ambition, struggle to make a life for themselves in the gloomy economic climate."

Read more
Anne rice author photo_gray_scaled

Anne Rice Exclusive: "How Times Have Changed"

Anne Rice was miles ahead of the erotica and adult fairy-tale trend when she wrote her Sleeping Beauty Trilogy in the 1980s. Here, Rice speaks about the current golden age of literary erotica that inspired her dramatic new novel, Beauty's Kingdom.

Read more
Gessner-jacket

Cactus Ed and the Hippie-Hater: An Illustrated Tale of Two Haircuts

Can you judge a book by its cover? All the Wild That Remains author David Gessner contrasts two icons of Western literature--Edward Abbey and Wallace Stegner--starting at the top with the most conspicuous, if superficial, difference: their chosen hairstyles.

Read more
The Light of the World

Art Fixes Life in Time: Elizabeth Alexander on "The Light of the World"

Elizabeth Alexander, an acclaimed poet perhaps best known for the poem she delivered at Barack Obama’s first inauguration, grieves the loss of her beloved husband in the earthy and elegiac, The Light of the World...

Read more
Made in Detroit

Marge Piercy: "Your Life Is Richer with Poetry"

I was a fan of poetry in theory until I fell in love for the first time--experiencing emotions I couldn't explain, and grasping for ways to understand and express them. It was then that I was introduced to Marge Piercy's work, and that gave me something to grasp onto...

Read more

Lists + Reviews

Best Books Literature + Fiction Nonfiction Kids + Young Adult Mystery, Thriller + Suspense Science Fiction + Fantasy Comics + Graphic Novels Romance Eating + Drinking

Authors

Interviews Guest Essays

News + Features

News Features Awards

Editors

Omnivoracious, The Amazon Book Review

Feeds Facebook Twitter YouTube