Books

Adrift teen Tom Alison anchors this cautionary but invigorating novel about identity, culpability and class....
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A journalist's memoir reflects on the deaths of her husband, sister, mother and mother-in-law in the span of 17 months. ...
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A new book by Alan A. Siegal catalogs the fires, shipwrecks and other disasters that have plagued New Jersey throughout history. ...
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The memoir of yoga enthusiast Brian Leaf, "Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi," amusingly documents his quest to be a centered dad. ...
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The author of the historical non-fiction book "How To Fight Presidents" talks with us about the eccentricities of past commanders-in-chief, and why Millard Fillmore is dead meat....
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Quickie novelist Dan Hurley finds there’s no fast track to brain power....
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The thinly-veiled memoir tells the tale of an immigrant family who must cope with grief, doubt and life in America. ...
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National Book Award winner James McBride talks with New Jersey Monthly about not caring about his literary status, and his part-time life in Lambertville. ...
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Missing Memory

January 24, 2014

Prolific author Joyce Carol Oates latest novel, "Carthage," is a murder mystery that relies on small town gossip, capricious witnesses and family politics....
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Family Mystery at the Shore

January 6, 2014

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....
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With a documentary on the J.D. Salinger airing on PBS on January 21, many are flocking to Princeton to read five of the reclusive author's unpublished short stories. ...
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Cocktail Whisperer” Warren Bobrow offers holiday hangover relief. ...
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A host of new titles to get and give....
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Fairy Tale, Interrupted

November 5, 2013

"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....
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It’s A Smash!

September 25, 2013

By popular demand, the 1972 illustrated children’s book "The Pumpkin Smasher" is back in print....
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In her new novel "Quiet Dell," Jayne Anne Phillips explores the brutal murder of a West Virginia family. ...
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The acclaimed author of "Eat, Pray, Love," Elizabeth Gilbert, talks about her writing process, plants and her new novel "The Signature of All Things."...
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A Jewish scholar and a Harvard PhD., novelist Dara Horn is also a happy suburban mom. ...
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Big Girl Panties

August 8, 2013

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....
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In the Hoboken author's latest novel, a suburban community is torn asunder by a 12-year-old's disappearance during the Red Scare 1950s....
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