Christmas in Bayberry by Jennifer Faye

All Kate Taylor wants is to make her family’s candle company the success it once was. As the main attraction in Baryberry, she can’t even begin to imagine the damage it would inflict on the town if it shuttered. However, money is getting tight and the warning signs are piling up … So after herContinue reading “Christmas in Bayberry by Jennifer Faye”

Becoming Duchess Goldblatt by Anonymous

One of the funniest writers working does most of her writing on Twitter these days. Smart. Charming. Whimsical. Duchess Goldblatt, famous for books such as Feasting on the Carcasses of My Enemies: A Love Story and An Axe to Grind, is the blip of optimism on twitter feeds needed and cherished by thousand of individualsContinue reading “Becoming Duchess Goldblatt by Anonymous”

Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper

The Westboro Baptist Church has been a staple of Topeka, Kansas—and the American religious landscape—for decades. The inflammatory rhetoric of its congregants, who spread condemnation and cheer on tragedy, has brought them both worldwide fame and notoriety. Megan Phelps-Roper, as a granddaughter of the church’s founder, grew up with this as her backdrop, where protestingContinue reading “Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper”

A Wild and Precious Life by Edie Windsor and Joshua Lyon

Edie Windsor never could have expected to be at the forefront of a Supreme Court decision that would ultimately provide marriage equality at the federal level in the United States, and yet that’s exactly where she found herself in 2015. While that one day in June would catapult her into being an international icon withinContinue reading “A Wild and Precious Life by Edie Windsor and Joshua Lyon”

Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl

For ten years Ruth Reichl helmed Gourmet magazine, turning the tired and worn publication back into the cultural achievement it once was. However, she initially balked at the idea of taking control. In 1999 she was the food critic for The New York Times— a writer first and last, she certainly had no interest inContinue reading “Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl”