Learn to Speak the Language of Flowers: Daffodils

August 11, 2017 • No Comments Ah, daffodils. Who among us literary-minded folk is not reminded of William Wordsworth’s dancing daffodils when spotting these golden flowers? As it turns out, their meaning in the Victorian language of flowers is just as…


August 10, 2017

Young Jane Young: Studio Apartment Essentials with Rachel and Aviva

No Comments August 10, 2017 • No Comments It’s just about time for college students to return to campus and move into their new homes — be they tiny dorm rooms or even smaller apartments. In Young Jane Young — the new novel…


August 8, 2017

Jane Young’s Guide to Owning Who You Are

No Comments August 8, 2017 • No Comments Gabrielle Zevin’s Young Jane Young hits bookstores on August 22, and the new novel from the author of the internationally bestselling The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry is sure to have everyone talking. So,…


July 13, 2017

Croissants for Bastille Day

No Comments July 13, 2017 • No Comments William Alexander set out to master the Art of French Speaking in his New York Times bestseller, Flirting with French. Hand in hand with speaking French is eating French food. And cooking French food. Oh,…


June 22, 2017

Origin Story: “Pomp and Circumstance,” Boer War and The Lost History of Stars

No Comments June 22, 2017 • No Comments Talk about your strange origin stories. Here’s one that’s perfect for graduation season: Did you know the graduation march, “Pomp and Circumstance,” was inspired by the second Boer War? For that matter, how much do…


June 16, 2017

Thinking of Larry Brown this Father’s Day weekend

No Comments June 16, 2017 • No Comments Dwight Garner’s wonderful “American Beauties” column in The New York Times has reminded longstanding fans of the beauty and brilliance of Larry Brown’s writing and introduced him to millions of readers who missed this talented…


May 11, 2017

Outside-the-Box Mother’s Day Reads

No Comments May 11, 2017 • No Comments Most moms don’t come straight from central casting. Most moms aren’t like the moms we see in movies, on television or in chapter books from our childhood. Most moms don’t get it right every time.…


April 27, 2017

All the Excitement for The Leavers

No Comments April 27, 2017 • No Comments “Consider this book a must-read.” – Marie Claire “Poignant and timely.” – Real Simple “Vividly written and moving.” – BuzzFeed Books “Excellent.” – Bustle The praise just keeps rolling in for The Leavers by Lisa…


April 20, 2017

Spend Earth Day with Richard Louv’s Books

No Comments April 20, 2017 • No Comments Move into nature, and be moved by it. As the world marks Earth Day on Saturday, now is the time to revisit Richard Louv’s seminal books about the connection between people and the natural world…


April 7, 2017

Enter for a Chance to Win a Signed Copy of Make Trouble

No Comments April 7, 2017 • No Comments So what if you have talent? Then what? Are you ready to MAKE TROUBLE? When the legendary John Waters delivered his gleefully subversive advice to the graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, the…