Stewart O'Nan

Reading Restaurants by Laura Raphael

I didn’t think anyone could write a better “set in a restaurant” novel than Monica Ali’s In the Kitchen.

Book Pairings

I love the idea of pairing nonfiction and fiction titles about a particular subject and reading them successively.  For example, I know of a book club that read The Paris Wife by Paula McLain together with Hemingway’s A Moveable

Summer Read Twins, Activate! by Laura Raphael

Have you ever experienced reading déjà vu? You’re reading along in some great new novel your friendly neighborhood librarian suggested (of course!)… and you get that fuzzy, peripheral-vision feeling that maybe you’ve read this before. The characters or the setting or just something feels familiar.