Kevin Powers' first book, The Yellow Birds, won the Pen/Hemingway prize for first book and was a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction. Powers' new novel, A Shout in the Ruins, weaves together stories that span over a century of life in the post-Civil War South. Kevin Powers was kind enough to answer our questions ahead of … Continue reading Kevin Powers on his influences, favorite books, & more
HC FICTION The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud Nora Eldridge, an elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, long ago compromised her dream to be a successful artist, mother and lover. She has instead become the “woman upstairs,” a reliable friend and neighbor always on the fringe of others’ achievements. Then into her life arrives the … Continue reading New Releases
This week, to kick off our tremendous list of recommendations for everyone shopping for the holidays (or simply for a good book), we’re highlighting titles that we and independent booksellers across the country are particularly fond of (and there are quite a few selections, compiled neatly in this brilliant list, if you’d like to take … Continue reading Thanks for Shopping Indie!
Kevin Powers, author of our Top Shelf pick for September, The Yellow Birds, stopped by today to sign copies of his book while he's in town. We are mighty big fans of this novel and highly recommend it to anyone who likes to read. Anyone. The New York Times recently reviewed the book and seems … Continue reading Spontaneous Stock Signing with Kevin Powers
What independent booksellers & authors are saying about The Yellow Birds, from Kevin Powers' website & a mailer we received from the publisher:“The story itself, a young man taking on the unfathomable responsibility of looking out for the safety and welfare of a fellow solder, is wrenching. What makes the book truly remarkable, though, is … Continue reading What Booksellers & Authors Are Saying About THE YELLOW BIRDS
Top Shelf in September: The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers Reviewed by Julie “The war tried to kill us in the spring.” From the novel's opening line, I knew The Yellow Birds would be a different reading experience from the nonfiction accounts I've read of the Iraq War. Closer. Harder to stomach, in some ways. … Continue reading THE YELLOW BIRDS: Top Shelf in September