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TYRINGHAM — If Jan Brett has learned anything in the more than 30 years as a children's book author and illustrator creating dazzling, delicate worlds for little readers is those same little readers have big, capable minds."It's the best when … more
The new novel, "The World of Tomorrow" by Lenox native Brendan Mathews, is full of adventure, and is a textured atmosphere of promise, risk and the complete unknown that was the reality of an immigrant-rich America of 1939. The symbolic presence of … more
Whether it's in the form of a novel or a tweet, Elinor Lipman's wry writing manages to both delight readers and examine weighty political and social issues. In her latest novel, "On Turpentine Lane," a young woman returns to her hometown, leading to … more
"Edith Wharton's Lenox" by lifelong Berkshire resident Cornelia Brooke Gilder of Tyringham is the wholly encompassing and in-depth history of the cottage era of Lenox in the decade Wharton created the Mount and when she was "an emerging celebrity … more
Summer may be almost over, but there's still time to squeeze in one last summer reading assignment.You can join the incoming freshmen class of 2021 students at Williams College, who have been given free copies of "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson as … more
FICTION1 THE LATE SHOW: by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown)Ren e Ballard, a young detective with the LAPD, investigates crimes against two women2 CAMINO ISLAND: by John Grisham. (Doubleday)A search for stolen rare manuscripts leads to a Florida … more
"Flying Couch," by Amy Kurzweil of Richmond, is a coming-of-age story in the graphic novel genre. Kurzweil's comics appear in the The New Yorker and other publications, and her short stories have appeared in the literary journals The Toast, … more
With school out of session and plenty of free time, the summer is a perfect time to pick up a book. To mark the occasion, we talked with local librarians who gave us their advice for promoting and developing a love of reading in children over the … more
Novelist Claire McMillan knows a thing or two about Gilded Age drama. As a 2016 Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence who now serves on The Mount's board of trustees, McMillan has penned two novels. Her first, "Gilded Age," is a modern retelling of … more
"Kinship of Clover," the new novel by Ellen Meeropol, author of two previous novels, "House Arrest" and "On Hurricane Island," will keep you up at night, gripped in the spell of irresistible characters who are anything but ordinary. Their stories … more
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