As a young writer, ERNEST HEMINGWAY knew he could recreate American fiction if he held a true, remorseless bead on the scenes before his eyes and the sentences forming in his head.
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Sat Jul 19, 2014
Curt Gentry dies: best-selling writer of Manson, Hoover books
Curt Gentry , a San Francisco author who wrote or co-wrote 13 books including best-sellers "Helter Skelter" about the Charles Manson case and a harshly critical biography of FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover , died July 10 in a San Francisco hospital .
The Morning Call
Top 3 Books: Nonfiction hardcover
The history of North America is encapsulated in the history of her covered bridges in many ways.
Review: 'War of the Whales; A True Story,' by Joshua Horwitz
NONFICTION: After several whales beached themselves and died in 2000, journalist Joshua Horwitz set out to find out why - and discovered that the mass deaths were almost certainly caused by the U.S. Navy.
Dallas Morning News
'Spillover' author David Quammen kicks off the 10th annual Mayborn with inspiration, advice
Three-time National Magazine Award winner David Quammen winningly engaged an audience of aspiring and published authors at the kickoff of the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference in Grapevine.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Monterey County Herald
Wall Street Journal-Best Sellers
Nielsen BookScan gathers point-of-sale book data from about 16,000 locations across the U.S., representing about 85 percent of the nation's book sales.
'The UnAmericans' S.F. author mines history to convey personal truths
A few years ago, Molly Antopol put aside a story she'd been working on about Jewish partisans in World War II.
'The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia'
"The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia " by Candace Fleming is a carefully researched nonfiction book about the last czar of Russia, Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, and their five children.
The Jersey Journal
Hamilton elementary schools suggest summer reading
Summer is typically marked by trips to the beach and endless barbecues, but for Hamilton Township students, reading is also a large part of the summer months.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Hernando briefs for July 18
Donate school supplies: The Children's Home Society of Florida has kicked off its annual back-to-school drive to collect supplies for children in its program.
Gordimer and Me
In 2008, a publisher asked me to edit a collection of nonfiction by Nadine Gordimer, who died this week at the age of ninety.
Bryan County News
Community Announcements for July 14
Church anniversary set -Pastor Henrietta B. Lovett and the entire Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church family in Richmond Hill invite everyone to the church's 145th anniversary celebration.
New Jersey Jewish News
Jewish values vs. total war
"German Team Hoping to Lift Nation's Spirit Following Reports of 5% Unemployment" read the satirical news site's headline.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Radio show to host singer at Luna Rossa Winery
"The Real West from the Old West" radio show will host a house concert featuring Carol Markstrom at 6 p.m. Thursday at Luna Rossa Winery.
First Novel Written, Honored, Published
A prize-winning novel by first-timer Ben Schwartz is the latest in a string of successes for Southern New Hampshire University's MFA writing program.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Nadine Gordimer: 5 Essential Reads from the Award-Winning Author
Over the course of more than six decades, the Nobel-winning South Africa author Nadine Gordimer, who died on Sunday at 90 , wrote more than a dozen novels and many more short stories.
From Ellroy and Conroy to Patricia Lockwood and Gary Shteyngart: The...
Tough as it would be for the Southern Festival of Books to top its lineups of the past two years - from Ta-Nehisi Coates to Gillian Flynn, from Karen Joy Fowler to Bill Bryson, from former Vice President Al Gore to U.S. Rep. John Lewis - the roster the festival announced over the weekend for the 2014 edition Oct. 10-12 at War Memorial Plaza just ... (more)
Discarding good library books irresponsible
Last November the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to cancel the Beta Plan for the county library system; however, Library Operations has continued to pursue the Beta Plan.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
The Real Great Depression?
In 2007 she issued the original edition of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, which dared to badly dent the established shibboleths regarding America's Great Depression and how Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal did-or did not-dealt with it.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Review: 'The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee,' by Marja Mills
NONFICTION: Journalist Marja Mills writes about Harper Lee's small-town life in a debut that combines memoir with biography.