Heart-pounding mysteries and thrillers arenâ€™t all about detectives and serial killers: Parents and children are at the heart of the suspense in these five audiobooks. How strong is the familial bond? How far would you go for the ones you love? Read more
Do you remember your first celebrity fandom? I was ten when my parents let me rent the VHS of James Cameronâ€™s Titanic. There was no going back: Leonardo DiCaprio was and remains one of my idols. Iâ€™ve followed his career and his environmental efforts and ignored his affinity for cargo pants ever since. Read more
When Edan Lepucki hit the literary scene with her debut novel, California, in summer 2014, she was fortunate enough to be featured on Stephen Colbertâ€™s show. The feature catapulted her novel to the third slot on the New York Times bestseller list on the week it went on sale. Her interview happened to fall in the middle of a feud between Amazon and her then-publisher, Hachette. In the conversation, Colbert encouraged his viewers to buy California from Powellâ€™s Books, in an effort to prove that a smaller retailer could compete against Amazon and help an author debut as a bestseller. In doing so, Colbert turned a literary debut into a unicorn.