For some people, the years between when they learn how to read and, say, leave home, consist of reading. To others, that idea is perplexing. I was marr…
“Books, like islands, appear and disappear.” How a midcentury novel about declining nobility on a time-bound island speaks to the moment.
Finding a satisfying reading life is more about ways of reading than finding a particular book, weaving reading into who you are.
In their unnvervingly timed new book, Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley investigate humanity’s most potent and problematic tool for managing contagion. …
by Ann Kjellberg, editor  The metaverse: land of opportunity or peril for the arts and ideas?
Join us as we ask Padgett Powell what he meant when he wrote (in Book Post!) “I do not think a book review serves a man or a woman or a book.”
Even though novelist Kathryn Davis had a mother and a father and a little sister, she strongly identified with Jane Eyre as an orphan, however dimly Ja…
For Ralph Waldo Emerson—Waldo to his friends—turning thirty was not a happy event. “After thirty,” he wrote in 1835, “a man wakes up sad every morning.…
by Ann Kjellberg, editor   by Ann Kjellberg, editor What does the supply chain crisis mean for books? Sadly more of the same. More power at the top, m…
The just-over-sixty novelist Jonathan Franzen, who sprang from a generation of wunderkinds that included Jay McInerney, Bret Easton Ellis, Donna Tartt,…
Join Book Post’s Ann Kjellberg, Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Laurie Hertzel, and ALA Booklist’s Donna Seaman for the lowdown on how books get chosen for …
Lucille Clifton‘s Mammy Ca’line walked through Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina when she was eight years old.