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Books with unreliable narrators that will keep you guessing on April Fools’ Day

There’s nothing like a twist at the end of the book to find out the person you’ve been listening to all along isn’t, shall we say, trustworthy. I love an unreliable narrator surprise, as long as it’s done well. Here are some of our favorites that will keep you guessing on April Fools’ Day! Needless […]

March Authors Forward interview with Shetal Shah and Kavita Rajput

March Authors Forward interview with Shetal Shah and Kavita Rajput Kavita Rajput is an illustrator and surface designer based in New York City. Born and raised in Mumbai, India, she draws inspiration from her childhood and the rich folk art of India in her playful artwork. Her latest work as illustrator of the children’s book, […]

Books with the same vibe as Boygenius songs

Who doesn’t love an album with a little angst? We’re looking forward to the release of the record from boygenius, and put together a little reading list with the same vibe, in case you want to think about life and your place in the world. The Idiot by Elif Batuman The year is 1995, and […]

Chicago designer, leading conference speaker’s latest book addresses design’s relationship to healthy company culture

CHICAGO – Design is in Justin Dauer’s DNA. Calling on his more than 25 years in the industry, Dauer – who started designing in dot.com-era and is now a go-to speaker for national AIGA and UXPA conferences – highlights how design impacts company culture in his upcoming book, “In Fulfillment: The Designer’s Journey.” “In Fulfillment: […]

Noah Kahan Songs as Book Recommendations

If you’re interested in sobbing your heart out then queue up songs by my indie folk king Noah Kahan and crack open one of these recs. He’s most famously known for his gut-wrenching seasonal depression album Stick Season, but his backlist also slaps. From his two other albums (I Was/ I Am & Busyhead) to […]

What Is An Indie Bookstore Association?

What is an indie bookseller association? It takes a village to write a book, and the same can be said for running an independent bookstore! With online retailers – Amazon in particular – threatening the survival of many specialty mom-and-pop shops, it’s essential for these independent stores to join forces, learning from each other’s successes […]

Caregiver’s intimate memoir empowers readers to meet unexpected challenges with determination and hope

The transformative power of caregiving is rooted in spiritual growth Sacramento, CA –In Suzanne Marriott’s deeply honest and inspiring memoir, “Watching for Dragonflies: A Caregiver’s Transformative Journey” (She Writes Press, June 6, 2023), she explores how caregiving for her husband throughout his journey with chronic illness allowed her to gain a spiritual awareness that would […]

Author, activist and former attorney’s new memoir bends genre with spiritual and optimistic take on love and loss

On a blustery Maine day, 39-year-old Roberta S. Kuriloff found herself standing on a plot of land purchased with her former partner, holding a couple of wood stakes to mark off exactly where her new house would sit. No longer their land. No longer their dream. Now, just hers. Immersed in a world of blueprints, […]

Books Forward BFFs March Influencer Newsletter

Check out the latest newsletter for our Books Forward Friends. This issue features highlights of our BFFs, fun titles available for review, and special opportunities for our friends. Download the March 2023 newsletter here!