Book Review

The Reckoning: Death and Intrigue in the Promised Land

By Patrick Bishop

Recounting the hunt for a home-grown terrorist in the closing days of Mandate Palestine.

Author Q&A

The author of Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Makes Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe talks about the inner workings of the mind.


    Meet one of the renowned participants in Books Alive! 2015.

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    The World of PostSecret

    By Frank Warren

    Confessions and confidences fill the pages of this latest installment in the popular series.

    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.

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

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

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    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).

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    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.

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    The Global War on Morris

    By Steve Israel

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