Microhistories offer a fresh way of looking at the world.  Author Mark Kurlanksy is one of the best researchers and writers of the genre, known internationally for his books Cod and Salt, among others.  At first glance, an entire book about something seemingly mundane or insignificant doesn't sound all that thrilling.  But when you see how one item affects the … Continue reading Paper


From The Giver to Hunger Games, dystopian literature has consistently been a great seller.  So much so, in fact, that sometimes it's hard to find something that distinguishes itself from the pack. I was at first hesitant to read Ted Dekker's Forbidden.  I'd never read his work before, and I don't like to start with trilogies.  It's just too big a … Continue reading Forbidden