“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.
“Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens is one of his best and most beloved novels, one he initially described as “fine, new, and grotesque.”
Come learn the secrets of being a wild reader. Or just share your October pages. Megan Willome leads the way, with her October good reads.
“A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens, one of the most quoted works of English literature, continues to speak to the human condition.
Come learn the secrets of being a wild reader. Or just share your August pages. Megan Willome leads the way, with her August goodreads.
Serial fiction presents unique challenges and opportunities for a fiction writer. Will Willingham looks at the process like trying to outrun a gravel truck.
The movie “Brooklyn, ” about the Irish immigrant experience in America in the 1950s, is a movie to fall in love with.