It’s that time of year. The search for your 2021 beach book. A book to read beside the pool or lake or ocean. A book which will be a pleasure to pass the time with, but not too taxing. We have rounded up a variety of titles we hope will fit the bill.
Mother’s Day is coming. It can mean breakfast in bed or fond memories of mothers we’ve lost. Being a mother has changed over time and those changes are reflected in the books we read. Here are some literary reflections on motherhood today.
If you’ve ever been to The Greenbrier or seen numerous photographs, the first thing that you notice is color. It abounds in every room from the guest rooms, to the dining rooms to the hallways and walkways.
PHILIPPI — Adam Starks’ three children are in the midst of happy, active childhoods sharply different from his own.
If you’ve followed my scribblings over the years, you know that I’ll never tell you about a wine without recommending specific foods with which to pair that particular bottle. However, a friend of mine (who is less than subtle) recently admonished me for always seeming to suggest wine-compat…
Readers are always curious about what our Kanawha County Public Library staff members are reading. Every year we ask librarians and staff members what was their favorite book of the year.
Speaking with famed interior designer Carleton Varney, head decorator of the iconic Greenbrier Resort for the last 54 years, certain things become clear.
What an exciting moment for the West Virginia University Press in Morgantown as one of its books, “The Secret Lives of Church Ladies,” by Deesha Philyaw, has been named a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction. The award, given annually by the National Book Foundation to “celebrate…
The year 2020 has been hard in so many ways for so many people. Binge-watching and binge-reading and even binge-cooking have helped some of us through it. For people who like the idea of visiting such alternate worlds, Charles Lloyd’s novel, “The Walls of Sparta,” offers a new and exciting l…
November celebrates writers with National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Some writers looking for a challenge attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days.
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.
MICCO — For almost five years, Carlene Mowery Boggs would take her elderly mother, Bertie (DeHart) Vance, on a drive through the Logan County community of Pine Creek.