The cover is bright blue and neon yellow with a bright pink spine. That is how “Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life,” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal caught my eye. On the back she describes the cover of a book as being .
Aaron Pauls Contributing writer The story of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance party in Antarctica is one of the most amazing exploration stories in known history. That a man could be stranded on that vast icy desert with a .
Hannah Ens Contributing writer Since 2011, Veronica Roth has been a single-franchise name. From the core “Divergent” trilogy to the accompanying movies, she’s been deeply entrenched in the dystopian Chicago that put her name on the literary map. “Carve the .
Author Elliot Ackerman is a journalist, former White House Fellow, and Marine veteran who served five tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has covered the Syrian War since 2013 and is also the author of the novel “Green on Blue.” Not .
Bob Funk Contributing writer Maureen Dowd, a columnist for the New York Times, has known and covered both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for decades. In her recently published “The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics,” she .
If your ancestry is Irish, you share that fact with 39.6 million other Americans. Irish Americans make up about 12 percent of the population of the United States. In Boston, they account for more than 20 percent of the city’s population, and .
Hannah Ens Contributing writer In Ketterdam, nothing speaks louder than cold hard cash. From the upscale merchers making trades in the Exchange to the flashy gang members hustling marks in the back alleys of the Barrel, money is the key .
Hannah Ens Contributing writer Death has been eradicated. There is no sickness, no murder, no war, no injury you cannot be revived from. The only way to permanently leave the world is to be chosen for gleaning by a Scythe, .
As it did in the United States, rail traffic — freight and passenger trains — changed England. Travel went from 5 or 10 miles per hour to an unheard-of 50mph. It opened up new worlds and made some people long for the slow old .
Every year the buzz around the Oscars focuses on the gowns and the gossip, but this long-standing American tradition is really about telling stories. The 2017 Oscars offer the usual spectrum of brilliantly-told tales, with many of them based on books .
Aaron Pauls Contributing writer Through their iterations as genre-defining children’s books and a popular television series, the Little House books are and have always been popular works. Five of the books were named Newbery Honor Books, one of the .
Some things we just do not talk about except under special circumstances. Two are our sexual practices and our financial affairs. “I Want to be Wealthy” is the financial analog of “the talk” about sexual matters that our parents gave .
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