OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

I NEED A LIFEGUARD EVERYWHERE BUT THE POOL / Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella

In brief, razor-sharp pieces, mother and daughter provide insights from different stages in the female experience. Their essays brim with we’ve-all-been-there moments. Serritella, a 30-something Manhattanite who’s on “guyatus”—that’s a hiatus from guys—writes candidly about the realities of life in the city and the process of owning her independence. “Being single is a status,” she […]

 

“DALKEY ARCHIVE” » THE COMPLETE NOVELS / Flann O'Brien

Many questons plague Mick in O’Brien’s comic novel: Can De Selby really stop time and converse with dead saints?  Are people turning into bicycles through molecule exchange?  Should Mick part from his girlfriend, Mary, and join the Trappist order?  Is James Joyce alive and bartending at a local sea side resort?  Most of these questions […]

 

THE YOSEMITE : THE ORIGINAL JOHN MUIR TEXT / John Muir

Galen Rowell’s gorgeous color photographs and his personal commentary bring Muir’s original prose to life. At a young age, Rowell gained a passion for Yosemite from his mother who named him Galen after Galen Clark, Muir’s longtime friend and fellow mountaineer. Muir devoted chapter 15 to Mr. Clark who was the first guardian of Yosemite […]

 

Beach Reads for Teens

Whether you are road-tripping, camping, hitting the beach or just hanging out in your backyard, these titles are perfect for reads for your summer vacation. The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares Sasha’s dad was once married to Ray’s mom and in the aftermath of their breakup, neither parent would give up the beach house—Sasha […]