• 10 Must-Read Historical Fiction Books About China

    10 Must-Read Historical Fiction Books About China0

    These excellent works of fiction detail China’s vast landscape, ancient culture, and fascinating history. You will want to place on your TBR list all 10 of these must-read historical fiction books about China. 1. To Live by Yu Hua “From the author of Brothers and China in Ten Words: this celebrated contemporary classic of Chinese

  • 5 Books About Cleopatra

    5 Books About Cleopatra0

    Cleopatra: beautiful, powerful, legendary. She was also the last ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt. Learn all there is to know about the woman who ruled Ancient Egypt as well as gain insights about her sacred animal companion—the cat—with these 5 informative and imaginative books about Cleopatra. 1. Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff “Her

  • A Literary Tour Of Ottawa, The Capital City Of Canada

    A Literary Tour Of Ottawa, The Capital City Of Canada0

    The following passages describing Ottawa, the city capital of Canada, are taken from the Whine and Cheese Cozy Mystery Series books Asiago and the Accomplice, Ice Whine and Irish Cheddar, and Feta and the Fat Bastard by Judy Volhart. The books are available from all online major retailers including Open Books Direct. Sparks Street Mall

  • A Literary Tour Of Chicago, The Windy City

    A Literary Tour Of Chicago, The Windy City0

    The following passages describing the Windy City of Chicago located in the midwestern State of Illinois are taken from Winter in Chicago and Winter Gets Hot by David M. Hamlin. Both books from the Emily Winter mystery series, which are based in Chicago, are available from Open Books Direct. Marshall Field’s Ladies who lunched in

  • Bookseller Spotlight: Elk River Books

    Bookseller Spotlight: Elk River Books0

    Bookseller Spotlight features the world’s best independent bookstores presented by the people who run them in their own words. In the second episode of the series, journalist Andrea Peacock and poet Marc Beaudin show us their heritage-minded Elk River Books located at the bend of the Yellowstone River in Livingston in southwest Montana. When did Elk

  • 10 Must-Read Books Set In Ohio

    10 Must-Read Books Set In Ohio0

    These 10 must-read books set in Ohio prove that the Midwest, otherwise known as America’s Heartland, is home to great fiction. 1. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson “In this moving collection of interrelated stories, Ohio-born Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941) illuminates the loneliness and frustration — spiritual, emotional and artistic — of life in a small American