If you really want to be an ally, reading nonfiction about race in America isn't enough. Black fiction should make your list, too.
Literary fiction might be more empathy-generating than genre books.
It's not a vacation without a tote full of books!
A woman remembers her youthful involvement with a violent, Manson-like cult, in a promising debut.
A Book of Job for the secular age, this incest hoax thriller will have readers feverishly turning pages, but questioning the moral underpinnings.
Calling critics sexist for disliking a book doesn't fix the problem of gender inequity in literature.
It's an odd animal: women's literary fiction -- NOT erotica -- with a brazen, sensual and deeply flawed main character. Carmen is perpetually concerned with, touching and baring her body. Yet the sex never becomes the story; it isn't that sort of book.