On the heels of their runaway bestseller, The Confidence Code for Girls, authors Claire Shipman, Katty Kay and JillEllyn Riley have assembled an inspiring collection of stories from everyday girls doing extraordinary things in the world. Debuting at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, this promises to make a valuable contribution to their […]
Each year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. This year the Fiction award went to Maggie O’Farrell’s masterful, important, and award-winning novel.
Acclaimed Irish novelist Nuala O’Connor’s bold reimagining of the life of James Joyce’s wife, muse, and the model for Molly Bloom in Ulysses is a “lively and loving paean to the indomitable Nora Barnacle” (Edna O’Brien).
Set in Stratford, England, in the late 16th century, Hamnet imagines the emotional, domestic, and artistic repercussions after the world’s most famous (though never named) playwright and his wife lose their only son, 11-year-old Hamnet, to the bubonic plague in 1596.
From the author of the Man Booker Prize longlisted novel The Water Cure (“ingenious and incendiary”–The New Yorker) comes another mesmerizing, refracted vision of our society: What if the life you’re given is the wrong one?