As we head into fall and winter, it is nice to have a series to look forward to as the evenings get longer.

Two friends, one with nothing to lose and the other everything to lose, set the stage for “In The Country Dark,” the latest book by West Virginia writer Mike Mallow. This is a must-read if you like mystery, suspense and a thrilling page turner.

The wonderful thing about a potluck dinner is that everyone brings something different. The dishes don’t necessarily go together, but you don’t want to miss one. As members of the West Virginia Book Team, we’ve decided to share some books that don’t necessarily go together, but that you’ll w…

John H. Brown is a familiar figure to many West Virginians. He’s the founder of Brown Communications, a Charleston public relations firm now headed by his son Bryan, and he’s been a wine and food columnist for more than 30 years, writing for the Gazette-Mail and other publications.

The history of the United States of America has not always been pretty. Systemic discrimination toward Black people have blotted the exceptional idea of all men (and women) being created equal. Today, we can make strides to correct this by listening to, understanding and supporting those who…

June was chosen as LGBTQ Pride Month in commemoration of the Stonewall Uprising that occurred in June 1969. Stonewall, largely led by black transgender women, is commonly seen as the beginning of the modern gay rights movement. A year later, thousands of gay and lesbian men and women across …

In recent years, Charleston native Eliot Parker has written four thriller novels, a couple of which were set in Charleston. His 2018 novel, “A Knife’s Edge,” opened with drug-fueled terrorists attacking the Clay Center. How’s that for a thrill?

We are all sitting at home and working on our To Be Read pile of books. This month, we thought we would spotlight some of the online book resources, just in case you’ve read through your pile. We are also going to recommend a couple of books you might want to download.

In the midst of all your social distancing, you might find time to celebrate Women’s History Month, which runs through March 31. Maybe you’ll be inspired by the tales of women who made history — and helped the world — in some of the most challenging times imaginable.

We put the call out to staff, “What is the best thing you read this year?” Since we work in a library, we got lots of great responses. Some were titles you have heard about recently, like “Before We Were Yours,” “Blue Moon,” “Where the Crawdads Sing” and “Giver of Stars.” Some reached back i…