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.
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
Prolific author Joyce Carol Oates latest novel, "Carthage," is a murder mystery that relies on small town gossip, capricious witnesses and family politics.
In her new novel "Quiet Dell," Jayne Anne Phillips explores the brutal murder of a West Virginia family.
"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
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.
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.
Heading to the beach? Whether you bring a digital edition or old-school print, these Jersey-related summer reads will brighten your day.
The first installment of a planned trilogy follows a group of female spies operating in New Jersey during the American Revolution.
Orphan Train, the fifth novel by Montclair resident Christina Baker Kline, follows the lives of an orphan and a foster child in different historical periods in America.
A new book exposes the chemical contamination and subsequent discovery of a cancer cluster in Toms River.
By Wanchee Wang