Literature

Literature

Journalist and essayist David Giffels has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street JournalGrantland, and Redbook among others. His most recent book is The Hard Way on Purpose, a collection of essays about growing up near Akron and Cleveland, an area he sees as embodying a sense of place, but “a weird, surreal place,” The Rust Belt.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin ventures into the wilderness for Michael Koryta’s latest thriller, Those Who Wish Me Dead.

Title: Those Who Wish Me Dead

Author: Michael Koryta

Pages: 296

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

ISBN: 978-0316122559

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes on the run with an extraordinary young girl in Patrick Lee’s audio thriller Runner.

Title: Runner

Author: Patrick Lee

CDs: 7 (8 1/2 hours)

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

ISBN: 978-1427236074

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin plans a heist with Matthew Quirk’s second Mike Ford novel, The Directive.

Title: The Directive

Author: Matthew Quirk

Pages: 354

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

ISBN: 978-0316198646

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin hits the road with author C. J. Box’s horrifying audio thriller, The Highway.

Title: The Highway

Author: C. J. Box

CDs: 8 (10 hours)

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

ISBN: 978-1427230980

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin investigates unsolved murder with Emma Donoghue’s Frog Music.

Title: Frog Music

Author: Emma Donoghue

Pages: 368

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

ISBN: 978-0316324687

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

The writer Christopher Isherwood met teenage Don Bachardy on a beach in Southern California when Isherwood was in his late 40s. For the next 30 years, until Isherwood's death in 1986, they were partners, collaborators and creators of a tender storybook world entirely their own.

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin travels to post-war Germany with the audio version of Martin Fletcher’s Jacob’s Oath.

Title: Jacob’s Oath

Author: Martin Fletcher

CDs: 8 (10 hours)

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

ISBN: 978-1427235350

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin takes a shot at Gary Pearson’s reality dating rom-com, Slapshot of Love.

Title: Slapshot of Love

Author: Gary Pearson

Pages: 348

Publisher: CreateSpace (self-published)

ISBN: 978-1495320972

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

'Nothing More To Lose' Forges A Connection To Palestine

Apr 30, 2014

Roughly halfway through Najwan Darwish's Nothing More to Lose, wiping awkwardly at tears and trying self-consciously not to sob with my partner in the room, I found myself wondering what someone with no connection to Palestine would make of it.

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, experiments with Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab by “Science Bob” Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith.

Title: Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab

Author: “Science Bob” Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith

Pages: 237

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 978-1594746482

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin loses track of time while listening to Billy Crystal’s bio, Still Foolin’ ‘Em.

Title: Still Foolin’ ‘Em

Author: Billy Crystal

CDs: 7 (8 hours)

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

ISBN: 978-1427229502

                         

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin cracks the case with the detectives of NYPD Red 2 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp.

Title: NYPD Red 2

Author: James Patterson and Marshall Karp

Pages: 392

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

ISBN: 978-0316211239

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin joins the rural reunion with Nickolas Butler’s Shotgun Lovesongs.

Title: Shotgun Lovesongs

Author: Nickolas Butler

Pages: 304

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 978-1250039811

                                  

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes covert with Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg’s latest Fox and O’Hare crime thriller, The Chase.

Title: The Chase

Author: Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

Pages: 233

Publisher: Bantam Books

ISBN: 978-0345543080

                                  

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

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