24.2 C
Miami
Monday, May 17, 2021

Books

That Most Enchanting Bird in the World

WHY PEACOCKS?An Unlikely Search for Meaning in the World’s Most Magnificent BirdBy Sean FlynnImmanuel Kant wrote that only humans are capable of appreciating beauty — a claim refuted soundly by the existence of the peacock.Before Charles Darwin, Westerners saw...

To Understand Amazon, We Must Understand Jeff Bezos

AMAZON UNBOUNDJeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global EmpireBy Brad StoneAfter I finished “Amazon Unbound,” I glanced at the sleek black Amazon Echo cylinder sitting on my kitchen counter, right next to a few cans of dog food...

En Route to the Best-Seller List, Oprah Was His Co-Pilot

SUPER SOUL What’s it like to write a book with Oprah Winfrey? Is she the kind of collaborator we all remember from group projects in high school — the deadbeat who goes dark until the bulk of the work...

Unearthing the Roots of Black Rebellion

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — For her first book, “From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime,” the historian Elizabeth Hinton spent years digging through government archives, piecing together how bipartisan tough-on-crime federal legislation had funded an expansion...

‘The Plot,’ by Jean Hanff Korelitz: An Excerpt

CHAPTER ONEAnyone Can Be a WriterJacob Finch Bonner, the once promising author of the “New & Noteworthy” (The New York Times Book Review) novel The Invention of Wonder, let himself into the office he’d been assigned on the second...

Covid, the Musical? Jodi Picoult Is Giving It a Try.

About halfway through “Breathe,” a new musical created by the best-selling novelist Jodi Picoult and the veteran playwright Timothy Allen McDonald, a fed-up, locked-down father of three sums up the challenges of the pandemic in a two-word refrain: “It’s...

Excuse Me While I Steal Your Book Idea and Get Famous

At first, Jake ignores a string of increasingly threatening dispatches. But then “Talented Tom” (as the harasser calls himself, evoking “The Talented Mr. Ripley”) takes to Twitter, contacts Jake’s publisher and sends a letter to his home. By this...

The One Book Stacey Abrams Would Require the President to Read

What book might people be surprised to find on your shelves?“Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of American Consensus.” In order to be an effective leader, I work hard to understand the theories, beliefs and dreams of...

12 Famous Mangaka You Should Know: Their Bios + Notable Works

This post contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, Book Riot may earn a commission. There’s no better time to get into manga than now. Titles like My Hero Academia dominate the bestseller charts. New series launch every...
- Advertisement -spot_img

Latest News

Analysis | The U.S. conversation on Israel is changing, no matter Biden’s meek response

Bipartisan support for Israel still endures, but analysts say the ground is perceptibly shifting in Washington. Source link
- Advertisement -spot_img
- Advertisement -spot_img