It’s tempting to think that classic literature became classic simply because it was pretentious. But that’s just not true. There are so many solid pulp works of fiction that don’t bother will all the fancy stuff, and Jekyll and Hyde is unabashedly one of them.
Parenting is hard—sure—but writing believable parents is hard too. Megan Willome writes letters to three sets of fictional parents.
The Shivering Ground & Other Stories, by Sara Barkat, has been named a National Indie Excellence Awards finalist.
Chicken paprikash is a traditional Hungarian, Bulgarian, Czechoslovakian, and Romanian dish. It’s the perfect dish to cozy up to Dracula with!
A crazy little viral Dracula Book Club is taking place via inboxes everywhere. Join and experience the classic in community, with hilarity!
A shiver-worthy story about a woman who trusts her heart to Society’s solution. The perfect beginning for an erasure poetry prompt!
“Mildred’s Garden” by Laura Boggess combines music, poetry, the beauty of West Virginia, and a refugee story into a delight of a novel.
Our fiction prompt series continues with a party filled with romance and heartache. Join author Callie Feyen for chapter 5 of her YA story.
Our fiction prompt series continues with sugar cookies honoring Hank Aaron, sort of. Join author Callie Feyen for chapter 5 of her YA story.
Our fiction series continues as Carter moves deeper into the gray, with campfire pies. Join author Callie Feyen for chapter 4.
Our fall into fiction series continues with snowflake lights, Shakespeare sonnets, and whoopee pies. Join author Callie Feyen for chapter 3.
Fall means fiction! Join author Callie Feyen in chapter 2 of Carter’s story, which combines memorizing Shakespeare with making music.
Fall means fiction! Join us as author Callie Feyen unfolds a new story, chapter by chapter. Bonus: an apple fritter recipe.
What makes a story true? We head west for our A Ritual to Read column and enter the river of mystery that is ‘A River Runs Through It.’
The novella “Waiting for Neruda’s Memoirs” by Laura Boggess tells a story of a woman haunted by voices and healed through the power of poetry.
This is a novel for our time. Forget about how it will sometimes make you laugh more than you have in a while. Or make you love the characters and wish you could meet them at the corner store. Little by little, this story also unfolds a vision for how to navigate in a world where we can’t always resolve things, a vision for choosing life.
The friendship of James M. Barrie, who wrote “Peter Pan,” and Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, survived parody, cricket, and literary fame.
Come learn the secrets of being a deep reader with Megan Willome. And share your October pages for our monthy Reader, Come Home column.
“The Long Take” by British poet Robin Robertson, shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize, is a poetry book, a novel, and a noir movie.
With his stories of Middle-earth, J.R.R. Tolkien gave us a legacy of abounding creativity and imagination, explaining how myths are made.