Human Croquet

British writer Kate Atkinson’s Human Croquet, released back in 1997, remains off-kilter and enjoyable 20+ years later. Imbued with magic realism, the Shakespearean tale combines a coming of age story with time travel and parallel worlds. The hero, while omniscient, keeps pace with the reader, discovering the secrets and histories belonging to her missing mother, her war hero father, neighbors, classmates, friends and the village …

Gift Guide: Books + Blankets

Perfect pairings for the colder months

Bidding farewell to summer is bittersweet. As longer, warmer days make way for gloomier weather, there’s still plenty to look forward to. And one of the most simple pleasures of autumn and winter is reading a good book while wrapped up in a blanket. As the wind, hail, rain or snow whizzes around outside and you’re cozy indoors, here are some pairings to consider—from poetry …

NYPL’s List of Essential Reads on Feminism

On the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment (securing some women’s right to vote in the USA, though it’s crucial to note that Black women would have to wait almost 50 years), the New York Public Library has released their list of Essential Reads on Feminism. With books and essays for kids, teens and adults, the lengthy selection includes “first-hand accounts and histories” that trace …