Each week, our mailbox is jammed with books penned by homegrown authors. Here is a sampling of the many artistic pursuits of creative Garden State natives.
The memoir of yoga enthusiast Brian Leaf, "Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi," amusingly documents his quest to be a centered dad.
By Amanda Staab
Author A.J. Colucci creates a horrifying alternative reality while exploring the nature of human courage and maternal bonds.
The thinly-veiled memoir tells the tale of an immigrant family who must cope with grief, doubt and life in America.
Prolific author Joyce Carol Oates latest novel, "Carthage," is a murder mystery that relies on small town gossip, capricious witnesses and family politics.
A new book by Alan A. Siegal catalogs the fires, shipwrecks and other disasters that have plagued New Jersey throughout history.
By Tom Wilk
Sarah Cornwell's debut novel, "What I Had Before I Had You," follows a mother's search for her bi-polar son in her gritty, Jersey Shore hometown.
By Wanchee Wang
A journalist's memoir reflects on the deaths of her husband, sister, mother and mother-in-law in the span of 17 months.
By Eric Levin
An aspiring mystery writer finds herself at the heart of the real-life murder in this tightly-plotted whodunit.
By Helen Beglin
Adrift teen Tom Alison anchors this cautionary but invigorating novel about identity, culpability and class.
By Eric Levin
In her new novel "Quiet Dell," Jayne Anne Phillips explores the brutal murder of a West Virginia family.
Asbury Park's Stephanie Evanovich's debut novel shows how fitness can open doors to a young woman’s true self—even, or especially, when it’s cloaked under mounds of fat.
A Lambertville historian and art dealer writes about a largely unknown group of impressionist artists who painted Jersey Shorescapes in the late 19th Century.
"The Trouble With Being a Duke" by West Milford author Sophie Barnes is set in 19th-century England and revolves around Isabella Chilcott, a seamstress who seeks adventure at a masquerade ball.
By Sophia Ahn
In her eighth book—Jersey Shore Food History: Victorian Feasts to Boardwalk Treats—Karen L. Schnitzspahn covers classic Shore food since the early 19th Century.