As Father’s Day rapidly approaches, remember that books make great last-minute gifts. Easy to wrap, too. Here are three books dad will dig, from a brand-new novel to a heartfelt (and funny) memoir to an exuberant study of the benefits of being a sports fan. Legends of the North Cascades by Jonathan Evison “A beautifullyContinue reading

Kaitlyn Greenidge’s newest novel is Libertie, a riveting tale that explores and pushes the idea of true freedom while examining the past. … Before I became a writer, I worked for many years at the Weeksville Heritage Center, which is a museum in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, dedicated to the history of the free Black community founded inContinue reading

Jonathan Evison’s latest novel is Legends of the North Cascades, a poignant and profound exploration of isolation and the ways connection can save us. … I have three kids, ages three, eight, and eleven, and make no mistake, I want them to be confident and curious. I want them to experience life to the fullest, andContinue reading

Polly Samson’s novel is A Theater for Dreamers, a spellbinding tour-de-force about the beauty between naïveté and cruelty, chaos and utopia, artist and muse. … There’s a fresh gardenia in a small stone jar on my worktable. It sweetens the whole room. They are tricky plants, gardenias—hard to please and reluctant to bloom—and cutting this singleContinue reading

Rachel Donohue’s novel is The Temple House Vanishing, a gothic page-turner set in an all-girls Catholic boarding school in Ireland. … I have an enduring fascination with ruined buildings, a consequence perhaps of too many afternoons spent reading ghost stories and mystery books. A locked gate, an overgrown driveway, some shuttered windows—they were all childhoodContinue reading