Books for August

  Summer, do your worst! / Light your tinsel moon, and call on / Your performing stars to fall on / Headlong through your paper sky; — August by Dorothy Parker THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS by Sy Montgomery   From the publisher: In this astonishing book from the author of the bestselling memoir The Good Good Pig, Sy…

GIVEAWAY: Movie Star By Lizzie Pepper

Win a book gift pack!   From the publisher: Hilary Liftin is the ghostwriter and co-writer behind numerous celebrity memoirs, ten of which have been New York Times bestsellers. In this, her debut novel, Liftin turns her ghostwriting talent into fictional brilliance with a celebrity “memoir” that is making a splash as the beach-read novel of the year.…

Books for June

Somehow, June is already nearly half over. Summer is well and truly underway. Time to find the shade of a tree or a lazy hammock and do some reading. And in the spirit of relaxation, here is some lighter fare to enjoy on a quiet summer day.   JAMES THE CONNOISSEUR CAT by Harriet Hahn…

REVIEW: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR by Joel Dicker

Translated from the French by Sam Taylor I don’t believe I’ve ever read 650 pages so quickly. I finished this one over the course of about two and a half days. And regardless of its story or plot, every writer-in-training will love the cryptic Mr. Miyagi-like kernels of advice that begin each chapter. The book…

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