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As a first time author, I'm quickly learning that the first question children ask is "How do you get your ideas?" Now, instead of fumbling awkwardly with clichés, I'll just tell them to read this beautiful and thoughtful meditation on the creative process.
Of course, I tried to talk some sense into them. But with each one, I was left frustrated and came to the conclusion that they are in denial. Even if they are white and economically privileged and straight, history can change on a dime and their lives will be changed also.
Society has changed, in large part, to accommodate us. But have LGBT people, in particular by parenting, changed society? Almost magically, recently published books started arriving in my mailbox to help my understanding.
This piece was created by Michelle Janikian for BrainBuzz. It's a fascinating and frightening read, but if you were a fan
In literature, there's something both magical and symbolic about gardens. They can be unkempt and wild, harboring secrets
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier Daphne du Maurier is best known for her masterpiece in toxic love, Rebecca, but this
Religion is still evolving. I am sometimes astounded that traditional religions are changing at all -- such as the time I
Narrated by Shonda Rhimes Narrated by Tim Curry   Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini Narrated by Toni Morrison Brilliant. Fantastic
The epigraph of A Discovery of Witches -- "It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches." -- immediately warns you're about to encounter a book out of the ordinary.
They needn't be scared any longer. While Enigma (subtitled Sex, Longing, and Belonging in Psychoanalysis) does drift into
I read it when it was first published in 1991 by Firebrand Books. Gomez and her work was an important part of lesbian-feminist
  Read the review here     Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides This contemporary American epic, which won the Pulitzer Prize, recounts
By Allison Tyler | Off the Shelf Allison Tyler loves to read, and encourages you to support your local library. Get Off the
More Recommendations from Off the Shelf: 14 Must-Read Books Set Under the African Sun Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina García
Scouring film archives, as well as trade publications and old studio records, Horak uncovered 476 titles featuring cross
More Recommendations from Off the Shelf: In my bookstore, when I pull The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
If you're like me, there's something funny that happens when you make your dreams come true. I've always been self-motivated with an innate drive, so when my book was finally published after five slow years,
Get Off the Shelf Delivered Daily to Your Inbox Brosh often writes about her two dogs, affectionately dubbed "the simple
For years and years, I labored under the assumption that comic books were only read by nerdy guys with a childish penchant for superheroes. But after seeing Marjane Satrapi's harrowing and exuberant film, Persepolis, I was shocked to find that it was adapted from a graphic memoir.
Sarah O'Rourke is struggling to make sense of her husband's death, trying to comfort her five-year-old son Charlie, and attempting