There is a profound connection between place and plot. Sometimes, the setting of a story can be so influential that it in a way, it is the main character. This is evident in Paul Kayaian’s marvelous collection of short stories, Day Rates, Night Sweats, and Often Barcelona in Between.
The Long Takeout is a creative, thoughtful work of fiction. In nine short stories, author Elijah Douresseau chronicles captivating tales that reflect the interconnection between food, culture, and self-discovery.
Everyone’s fighting a battle in life. There is nothing more admirable than having the courage to be open about that battle – and reminding others that there is hope. Our book of the day does just that. Jive Talkin’ Superman is a moving book that takes you on a journey through a young man’s life with autism. As he navigates the many obstacles thrown at him, you’re reminded that life – no matter how unkind – always is filled with hope.
We’re nearing the end of October and with that, the conclusion of spooky season. But fear not, spooky readers. Horror and suspense novels do not have to be seasonal. These three books are creative masterpieces filled with relevant themes, complex characters, and plenty of thrill. Whether it’s October or May, you’ll want to have these novels on your bookshelf.