Evocative and Inspiring Storytelling in Our Fall Reading List

Immerse yourself in pages of poetry, fiction, essays and more

Whether reading insightful essays or fantastical fiction, there’s nothing quite like immersion in a new book that illuminates unknown worlds and broadens perspectives. As the cold weather begins descending on the northern hemisphere, and the south approaches beach reading season, there are countless opportunities to dive into pages and explore characters and ideas—real or imagined. Here are just some of our picks for fall reading—all …

A “Missed Connections” Ad That’s Better Than Some Books

The Missed Connections section of Craigslist is usually reserved for hopeless romantics searching for a second chance with someone they met on an airplane. But out of the pack of three-liners stands a heartbreaking, hopeful and profound story on the effects of a simple human connection. In the Boston-based Missed Connection “I met you in the rain on the last day of 1972,” an army …

A Sky Full of Kindness

Lovely paper cutouts and a bird's-eye view on life from Rob Ryan

For his second book, “A Sky Full of Kindness,” artist Rob Ryan has put his paper-cutting skills to use in a story about a pair of songbirds eagerly awaiting the hatching of their first chick. The intricate illustrations marry words with images to create a seamless tale about family, love and adventure. As the story goes, a soon-to-be mother and father anticipate their first child …