Check out these updates from Omnivoracious forDecember 7, 2017.
When Book Covers Came of Age
11:18 AM PST, December 7, 2017
We take beautiful book covers for granted these days. Subtly or blatantly, they tell us so much about books' and mood. It's hard to imagine browsing without them! But as Martin Salisbury explains in the introduction to his own beautiful book, The Illustrated Dust Jacket, 1920 to 1970, just published by Thames & Hudson, book covers were once simply protective wrappings, …
The Best Books of the Year: "This Is How It Always Is" by Laurie Frankel
9:31 AM PST, December 7, 2017
When we read Laurie Frankel's novel, This is How It Always Is back in January, we knew it was Best of material. In the months since then, much has happened in our world, our society, and the transgender community has never been more in the spotlight. Fast forward to our Best Books of 2017 discussion and This Is How It Always Is came up as a Top 20 read for us, from the first …
Celebrity Picks: Ken Follett's Favorite Reads of 2017
4:00 AM PST, December 7, 2017
The Pillars of the Earth and Eye of the Needle are just two of the masterful novels that made Ken Follett a bestselling writer of historical fiction—that also happens to thrill. His new book, A Column of Fire, is, of course, no different. The latest installment in his Kingsbridge series takes readers to 16th-century Europe and a city rent by the schism of Catholics and Protestants, and the…
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