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.
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.
A Lambertville historian and art dealer writes about a largely unknown group of impressionist artists who painted Jersey Shorescapes in the late 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.
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
A mystery novel by a first-time author covers an unexpected death in a small town.
The Good Cop follows reporter Carter Ross as he investigates the suspicious suicide of a Newark police officer.
In The Promise of Stardust, a neurosurgeon struggles to confront the reality of his wife's coma while contemplating what can be done about it.
By Amanda Staab
A struggling actress becomes a chauffeur for the Hollywood elite, and writes a humorous memoir about her experiences.
Additional holiday book ideas for this season of giving.
The history of baseball card collecting isn't as innocent as the game the cards are derived from. For a fascinating read, pick up Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became An American Obsession.
By Brett Savage