New! God Revised by Galen Guengerich
As our knowledge of science grows, Americans’ participation in religious life dwindles. Reverend Guengerich, senior minister at New York City’s All Souls Unitarian church, argues for an evolved concept of God, to meet contemporary needs.
Want Not by Jonathan Miles
In this insightful new novel, Miles explores waste, and our consumer culture and all its excesses. What -- and whom -- do we we choose to throw away? And to keep?
Tinderbox by Lisa Gornick
Myra, a Manhattan psychotherapist, has an orderly life. She’s raised her kids and gotten rid of her cheating husband. She has herself and her patients to care for. But then her son moves back in, bringing his wife and young child. Myra hires them a nanny, thinking it will help maintain order. But it does just the opposite.
Accused by Lisa Scottoline
A young girl tries to find her sister's true killer, as she exonerates a man wrongly convicted. A new mystery in the Rosato & Associates series, from Edgar Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline.
HappyLand, by J. Robert Lennon
In this dark and thoroughly entertaining satire, doll company mogul Happy Masters moves in and sets about remodeling dilapidated Equinox, NY, into HappyLand, a sort of amusement park-slash- tourist destination for fans of her dolls.
Knocking on Heaven's Door by Katy Butler
Katy Butler’s parents were accomplished, intelligent and fiercely independent. Both had worked hard all their lives and were enjoying a comfortable retirement in Connecticut. Then her hearty-seeing father had a stroke that disabled him. Her mother became his caregiver. And Katy and her parents set off down a rabbit hole of confusing and heartbreaking health care. Part memoir and part keen investigative journalism, Knocking on Heaven’s Door traces the Butler family’s journey, one they unfortunately have in common with countless other families.
At the Bottom of Everything by Ben Dolnick
Adam and Thomas were best friends as adolescents until a prank took a tragic turn, and they went their separate ways. Now Thomas’s parents are calling for Adam’s help in reaching out to the troubled Thomas. At the Bottom of Everything traces the journey that brings the two back together, to reckon with their past.
The Measures Between Us by Ethan Hauser is a beautifully written novel that traces several intersecting families in Boston and the ways they are linked without even knowing it, against the backdrop of a life-changing storm .
In The Affairs of Others, a young widow, Celia, clings to her isolation until the charismatic and beautiful Hope moves in to Celia's building and changes everything. This debut novel by the former fiction editor of Playboy is disturbing, captivating, and most of all, emotionally honest.
Iris Smyles the writer follows a character called Iris Smyles through the awkward stage between adolescence and adulthood in this engaging and entertaining novel. Iris Has Free Time.
In The Residue Years, Grace is just out of drug treatment and trying to hold her family together. I talk with Mitchell Jackson about the autobiographical, lyrical and hopeful novel.
Brewster is an intense, beautiful novel about friendship and loyalty. Two teenage boys forge a tight alliance in upstate New York in the 1960s, against a soundtrack of The Beatles, Stones, and Bob Dylan, and a cultural backdrop of Woodstock and Kent State. I talk with author Mark Slouka here.
Welcome to Books and Authors with Cary Barbor, the podcast that brings you intelligent, candid conversations with authors of fiction and non-fiction. Host Cary Barbor is a seasoned arts producer who has worked on such public radio shows as The Leonard Lopate Show and Studio 360. She hosted her own popular show, known as BookTalk, on SiriusXM. It featured such writers as Nathan Englander, A.M. Homes, Junot Diaz and Lynn Povich.