A quick recap of the books we’ve spotlighted in the past few days.

    Author Q&A

    Read Lifted by the Great Nothing with a Coke and a smile…

      Book Review

      The Truth about My Success

      By Dyan Sheldon

      This "fun, frothy" story of rich-kid, poor-kid lookalikes makes for a terrific teen beach read.

      Beyond The Book

      Pulling back the curtain on DC-based Barrelhouse Books

      Book Review

      Imprecise language and a lack of Russian expertise mar this biography of the dictator's only girl.

      Book Review

      Raw, relatable characters make this collection of tales a winner.

      Author Q&A

      An Interview with Michelle Brafman

      By Melissa Scholes Young

      The author's debut novel examines the intersection of religion and three generations of mother-daughter relationships.

      Book Review

      The Meursault Investigation

      By Kamel Daoud; translated by John Cullen

      This provocative re-imagining of Camus' The Stranger gives the murdered Arab a voice — and a name.


      The Watchman story the world is missing

      Book Review

      The Sunken Cathedral

      By Kate Walbert

      Characters, not plot, drive this beautiful novel of life in New York amid a relentlessly rising tide.


      Recalling the humble, approachable literary genius