Book Culture on Columbus General Manager Sara Franco reviews Joseph Cassara's The House of Impossible Beauties
If you're anything like us, you always kind of enjoyed the summer reading you had to do in school. Luckily for you, we've found a way to turn "kind of" into "really" using one simple trick: set your own reading list! Here you'll find the books that our booksellers have decided to try and tackle this summer. This is strictly for participation credit, there will not be a test, we promise.
Are you ready for spring?
Did anyone else catch Columbia University Professor Andrew Delbanco on NPR's Morning Edition? He talked with Steve Inskeep about his recent book, The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War, out from Penguin Press.
Pre-order your signed copy of The Tiger at Midnight, the first book in an epic heart-pounding fantasy trilogy inspired by ancient Indian history and Hindu mythology, by Swati Teerdhala, today!
Out Tuesday, February 5th, 2019, Lisa Gornick's 4th novel The Peacock Feast is available for preorder!
In honor of University Press week, Book Culture hosted a party to celebrate Columbia University Press. We asked some of the attendees for book recommendations, which yielded eclectic results.
Meredith Howard, a director of marketing at Columbia University Press, is currently reading Do This For Me, by Eliza Kennedy, about a high-powered lawyer who plots revenge after learning of her husband’s infidelity. Next up is Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Accessory to War, about the relationship between astrophysicists and the US Military.
As a part of our ongoing series highlighting books for Women in Translation Month, translator Lynne Sharon Schwartz was kind enough to answer a few questions about a recent project, Run for Your Life by Silvana Gandolfi, and her experience as a translator.
See the questions below and also take a look at the anthology she edited, Crossing Borders: Stories and Essays about Translation.
Recent blog posts
- Sara's Review of The House of Impossible Beauties
- Anti-Beach Reads
- Sara's Review of With the Fire on High
- Summer Reading 2019: Book Culture Long Island City
- Summer Reading 2019: Book Culture on Broadway
- Summer Reading 2019: Book Culture on Columbus
- Summer Reading 2019: Book Culture 112
- Q&A with Abbigail N. Rosewood, author of If I Had Two Lives
- Author Q & A with James Lasdun
- Q & A with Christie Grotheim