2 hrs ago
The Miami Herald
The returnof Rawlins
So the disappointment was palpable when the black private detective, drunk and in despair over a lost love, deliberately drove his car off a California cliff at the conclusion of At the time, Easy's creator, Walter Mosley, said he'd had his fill of Easy and that he wanted to move on to other creative work.
16 hrs ago
UI graduate writes of growing up on reservation
As a kid growing up on a Navajo reservation in the Four Corners region of New Mexico, Deborah Taffa's parents sheltered her as long as they could from the gruesome details of the history between the U.S. government and American Indian tribes.
20 hrs ago
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Meeting to focus on new standards
A new caucus of statewide school committee members will hold a free event about the Common Core curriculum standards at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem St.
Fri May 24, 2013
National Public Radio
NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of May 23, 2013
A collection of essays by the humorist traces his offbeat travel experiences, which involve surreal encounters with everything from French dentistry and Australian kookaburras to Beijing squat toilets and a wilderness Costco in North Carolina.
Thu May 23, 2013
Book Notes: Feud expert and national author comes back to where it all began
With the success of last year's HISTORY channel multiple award-winning mini-series, Hatfields & McCoys, starring Kevin Costner, comes a renewed worldwide interest in the complex story of America's most noted vendetta-the Hatfields of Logan County vs.
Wed May 22, 2013
Interview: Cynthia Ruchti, Author of When the Morning Glory Blooms
Cynthia Ruchti is an author and speaker who tells stories of hope-that-glows-in-the-dark in several ways including through her novels, nonfiction, women's events, and outlets related to the Heartbeat of the Home radio broadcast she wrote and produced for 33 years.
Olmsted County Journal
Historical Fiction: Lisa See's Dreams of Joy
Between creative nonfiction and historical fiction, the genre boundary lines are delightfully obscured.
, Seattle's Only Newspaper
As usual, SIFF's opening-night gala was way too heavy on preshow speechifying, leaving hundreds of excited Joss Whedon fans bored and dejected for a full hour before their movie god took the stage.
Mon May 20, 2013
District 113A Educational Foundation Awards $34K in Grants
The Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A Educational Foundation recently awarded 24 grants totalling more than $34,000 for the 2013-2014 school year.
Book Review: The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
Melanie Benjamin makes it clear - on her website and within The Aviator's Wife itself - that what she is presenting about Anne Morrow Lindbergh, aviatrix, explorer, and remarkably poetic writer, is fiction. She also reminds the reader that historical fiction can lead one to an interest in the history that lies behind the story she has chosen to tell.
Sun May 19, 2013
"The Unwinding": What's gone wrong with America
Think of George Packer's new book, "The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America" as the un-Internet take on the transformation this country has undergone in the past 35 years.
Fri May 17, 2013
The Charlotte Observer
At 90, William Zinsser is still coaching writers
Last week I got a letter from the man I once thought of as my broker, who now calls himself my investment counselor and would probably call himself my wealth management adviser if I had any "wealth" for him to manage.
Sons Of Guns - MG34 Machine Gun Episode ~ Sneak Peak Video
However, that's not enough to stay above water and Will tells the rest of the crew there's no more overtime.
National Public Radio
NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of May 16, 2013
Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. There, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements - fire, water, air and earth - to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink.
Wed May 15, 2013
The Miami Herald
Review: Easy Rawlins returns in `Little Green'
From the moment he first appeared in "Devil in a Blue Dress" in 1990, Easy Rawlins, was an instant favorite of discerning readers and literary critics alike.
Tue May 14, 2013
Bill Clinton's Favorite Books
With the recent opening of the George W. Bush Library , we thought it would be a great opportunity to remind ourselves of former presidents' favorite reading.
Mon May 13, 2013
Red Deer Advocate
Sarah Polley's moments of truth
The easy way to describe Stories We Tell is that it's a documentary, by the Canadian actress and director Sarah Polley, about her mother, her family and a secret that had a seismic effect on all their lives.
New Literary Agent Alert: William Boggess of Barer Literary
Reminder : New literary agents are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
5 Things: Brox Speaks About Her Family Farm, Burt Bacharach's Birthday
The Washington Post said of the book: "A mature, levelheaded book, thick with emotion but not overwhelmed by it ... reading it is a genuine pleasure." Jane Brox has also written three other books, including "Here and Now," which won the L.L. Winship/PEN New England award.
Sun May 12, 2013
Young People's Pavilion: Barack Obama "We Are One People"
Barack Obama's meteoric rise from little-known state senator from Illinois to the first African-American president of the United States is one of the most amazing success stories in history.