Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance I might know a thing or two about being a hillbilly. Much of my...Read More
Category: Jennifer’s Recs
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey I became a fan of Eowyn Ivey’s fiction after Jessica Vealitzek recommended The Snow Child here, which also became a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. When I heard about...Read More
The Muralist A few years ago, I read B.A. Shapiro’s bestselling novel The Art Forger, and loved it. Earlier this year, Shapiro’s next novel, The Muralist, came out on shelves, and of course I knew I had to read it. It’s that way...Read More
Circling the Sun Years ago, I fell in love with a movie called Out of Africa. It starred Robert Redford and Meryl Streep and was about the relationship of safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and author Karen Blixen, who wrote under...Read More
Georgia I remember the first time I came across Georgia O’Keeffe in high school art class. Her paintings of Southwestern-themed landscapes and cow skulls made an impression, but the color-saturated forms of her flower...Read More
If you were to ask me what my favorite thing to do in life is, I would say it is to create. It doesn’t matter if it’s the blank canvas I set up on my easel last night waiting for daubs of oil paint or the novel I’ve been working...Read More
Stars Over Sunset Boulevard I have to confess I planned to write about a different book this week. But then I brought a book with me on a long flight, and it was good — so good that I finished it in hours. It was then that...Read More
The Lake House I didn’t set out trying to find my favorite book of 2015 — I’ve read a lot of good books lately. Several I’ve considered favorites. But then I picked up Kate Morton’s latest novel and by the time I...Read More
We Never Asked for Wings The very first book I recommended here at GreatNewBooks.org was The Language of Flowers. It was Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s debut novel and it had hit me hard – so much so that I couldn’t stop thinking about...Read More
What Is GNB About?
At Great New Books, we love to read and recommend great books, and we ONLY recommend books we genuinely love. Why? Because we believe great books open doors to a better world. Thanks for joining us!