Her

Caption: 

In her new novel, published last month by Little, Brown, Harriet Lane examines a complicated friendship between two women from different worlds. In alternate chapters, the same events are told from the separate perspectives of the two main characters.

Genre: 

The Paying Guests

Caption: 

"It's very much about ordinary lives being plunged into the unexpected, the eruption of passion and drama into domestic life." Sarah Waters speaks about her latest novel, set in 1922 in a large house full of family members, servants, and lodgers. The novel was published by Riverhead in September and was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize.

Genre: 

The Art of Stillness

Caption: 

"In an age of constant movement, nothing is so urgent as sitting still." Essayist and novelist Pico Iyer invites readers to approach stillness as not only a creative catalyist but also as the ultimate adventure. A follow up to his essay "The Joy of Quiet," the book was released by TED Books and Simon & Schuster earlier this month.

The Art of Asking

Caption: 

"Human beings have such a hard time asking for help." In her debut book, published by Grand Central Publishing this week, Amanda Palmer explores the complicated feelings involved in seeking help from others. Included are personal stories about her marriage to author Neil Gaiman and her struggles as an artist and musician.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - book trailer