Beyond The Book

We’re serious book lovers around here, but even we have our hall of shame: Titles we should’ve read by now, but haven’t. It’s time to fess up.

    Book Review

    Finding Sky: A Nicki Valentine Mystery (Volume 1)

    By Susan O'Brien

    A new mystery series introduces a likable P.I. in the making, along with a mess of trouble.

    Book Review

    Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension

    By Matt Parker

    Hop on this mathematical tour bus for a fun look at numbers, formulas, and the occasional card trick.

    Book Review

    Winter Street

    By Elin Hilderbrand

    A family navigates endless zany situations in this comedic drama that will make you want to visit Nantucket at Christmastime (or anytime).

    Book Review

    Isabella: the Warrior Queen

    By Kirstin Downey

    This compelling, thoughtful biography humanizes the iconic Spanish monarch.

    Author Q&A

    Skin Deep Magic is a unique short-story collection. In it, author Craig Laurance Gidney combines “new weird” and “magical realist” sensibilities to craft deep character explorations that probe the nature of identity. He discusses his work here.

    Book Review

    The Global War on Morris

    By Steve Israel

    A satire of post-9/11 national security stirs empathy, but not outrage.

    Book Blog

    The tonic against tragedy.

    Book Review

    The Wild Truth

    By Carine McCandless

    A sister strives to correct her brother’s story, but finds you can never define the whole truth for someone.

    Author Q&A

    Back in 2003, Sarah Janssen was a lowly intern at The World Almanac. Today, she helms the masthead as senior editor. Here, she discusses what it takes to create and maintain the seminal book of facts.

    Book Review

    A criminal profiler seeks a mass murderer while confronting her own mother’s psychopathic history.