Math whiz & elderly fight city hall in 'The Helpline'

"The Helpline" (Atria Books), by Katherine Collette Being an expert in mathematics is a useful skill in extremely small circles. Life gets complicated for the math genius when you lo...

Nina Stibbe takes readers on coming-of-age journey

"Reasons to Be Cheerful" (Little Brown and Co.), by Nina Stibbe For some people, life begins when you turn 18. Whether you choose to leave the nest, or you're kicked out, it's a time...

Review: 'The Peacock Emporium' reminds us to live in the now

"The Peacock Emporium" (Penguin), by Jojo Moyes Suzanna Peacock's marriage can only be described as stagnant. After financial troubles require her and her husband to move back to her...

Review: 'Ladies Who Punch' offers inside look of 'The View'

"Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of 'The View'" (Thomas Dunne Books), by Ramin Setoodeh Chances are, if you've never tuned into the talk show "The View," you have heard ...

Review: Janice Dean shines in 'Mostly Sunny'

"Mostly Sunny" (HarperCollins), by Janice Dean Most people may recognize Janice Dean as the morning meteorologist on "Fox and Friends." Her bubbly personality and willingness to part...

Review: Author offers retrospect of TV show 'Friends'

"I'll Be There For You: The One About 'Friends'" (Hanover Square Press), by Kelsey Miller Kelsey Miller has written the quintessential fan book for those obsessed with the hit TV sit...

Review: Josie Silver writes captivating love story

"One Day in December" (Broadway Books), by Josie Silver Author Josie Silver takes readers on a journey that spans 10 Christmas seasons, exploring what happens when true love is found...

Ellie Kemper endears herself to fans in 'My Squirrel Days'

"My Squirrel Days" (Scribner), by Ellie Kemper Ellie Kemper's debut novel, "My Squirrel Days," is exactly what you would expect from the comedian. It's rich in personality, teeming w...

Review: Things get quirky in 'Greatest Love Story Ever Told'

"The Greatest Love Story Ever Told" (Dutton), by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman In their new book, actors and humorists Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman leave nothing off the table...

Review: Novel by Hank Green is out of this world

"An Absolutely Remarkable Thing" (Dutton), by Hank Green What if a huge, stagnant robot appeared out of nowhere on the streets of New York City? And what if you were the key to solvi...

Review: Past comes to life in 'Lost Carousel of Provence'

"The Lost Carousel of Provence" (Berkley), by Juliet Blackwell Cady Drake is a loner who is perfectly content hiding behind the lens of her camera. After a sudden, unexpected loss, h...

Pike investigates the legend of Merlin in 'The Lost Queen'

"The Lost Queen: a Novel" (Touchstone), by Signe Pike Building on the fascination of Camelot and other Arthurian tales of nobility and magic, Signe Pike debuts the first novel in her...

Review: 'Vox' explores world where women can't talk freely

"Vox" (Berkley), by Christina Dalcher Can you imagine a time when women aren't allowed to speak more than 100 words per day? What if excessive communication results in increasingly p...

Review: 'The Real Deal' is flirty summer beach read

"The Real Deal" (St. Martin's Griffin), by Lauren Blakely Being the only single person in the family is sometimes annoying. It's worse when parents get involved, aggressively pushing...

Giffin ventures into new territory in 'All We Ever Wanted'

"All We Ever Wanted" (Ballantine Books), by Emily Giffin Best-selling author Emily Giffin ventures into new territory in "All We Ever Wanted." If you're looking for a book about roma...