Historical fiction author explores world of a NY socialite

"Lady Be Good" (Crown), by Amber Brock Historical fiction author Amber Brock explores the world of a New York socialite in her latest novel, "Lady Be Good." The story follows status-...

Author Susan Wiggs celebrates unexpected love story

"Between You & Me" (William Morrow), by Susan Wiggs Reese Powell is an up-and-coming physician who struggles with the decision to continue her parents' dynasty in pediatric medic...

Join literary scavenger hunt in 'The Bookshop of Yesterdays'

"The Bookshop of Yesterdays" (Park Row Books), by Amy Meyerson Miranda Brooks wasn't expecting to inherit her recently deceased Uncle Billy's Los Angeles-based bookstore. Sixteen yea...

Author charms readers in 'When Life Gives You Lululemons'

"When Life Gives You Lululemons" (Simon & Schuster), by Lauren Weisberger. It's been 15 years since "The Devil Wears Prada" was published, and Lauren Weisberger has effortlessly ...

Cohen hilariously tackles work-life balance in 'The Glitch'

"The Glitch" (Doubleday), by Elisabeth Cohen Shelley Stone is a hard-working CEO of a Silicon Valley tech company that sells a small device called a Conch, which helps improve everyd...

Review: Author unravels new view of Cinderella story

"All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella's Stepmother" (William Morrow), by Danielle Teller Have you ever considered the beloved fairy tale of Cinderella from the perspec...

Amy Poeppel examines allure of Broadway in 'Limelight'

"Limelight" (Emily Bestler Books), by Amy Poeppel Author Amy Poeppel examines the allure of Broadway and New York City in her second novel, "Limelight." The heartfelt story follows T...

'The Art of the Wasted Day' explores silence and solitude

"The Art of the Wasted Day" (Viking), by Patricia Hampl Critically praised Patricia Hampl invites readers to take a journey to explore the idea of a life steeped in leisure without s...

Review: Wedding plans fail in 'Family & other Catastrophes'

"Family & other Catastrophes" (MIRA), by Alexandra Borowitz Emily knew her family was flawed, but she had no idea the dysfunction could reach such epic levels until she comes hom...

Friendship becomes something more in 'Love and Other Words'

"Love and Other Words" (Gallery Books), by Christina Lauren Who hasn't wondered at one time or another about his or her first love? Does he still like to read? Is she just as sweet? ...

Review: Sloane Crosley releases next book of essays

"Look Alive Out There: Essays" (MCD/FSG), by Sloane Crosley Established writer and best-selling author Sloane Crosley is back with a second book of essays. Ten years after the debut ...

Loretta Nyhan sifts through chaos of life in 'Digging In'

"Digging In: a Novel" (Lake Union Publishing), by Loretta Nyhan For the majority of her life, Paige depended on one person. Her husband was her rock, her equal and ...

Review: Chrissy Metz inspires through personal essays

"This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today" (Dey Street Books), by Chrissy Metz When Chrissy Metz was her sister's chaperon at a local talent event in Florida, she never imagined t...

Review: 'Stealing the Show' applauds women in TV

"Stealing the Show: How Women Are Revolutionizing Television" (Atria Books), by Joy Press For the last 15 years, Joy Press has been writing about television for prestigious media out...

Dance pro hits optimistic beat in new book

"I'll Never Change My Name: An Immigrant's American Dream from Ukraine to the USA to Dancing with the Stars" (Dey Street Books), by Valentin Chmerkovskiy Valentin Chmerkovskiy is so ...