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Ernest Hemingway

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.


Related Topix: Ernest Hemingway, Vocal, Arts

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 .


Related Topix: North Beach (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Arts

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.


Related Topix: Arts

Star Tribune

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.


Related Topix: Arts, US Military, US Navy, Entertainment

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.


Related Topix: Arts, University of North Texas, Journalism, Dallas, TX

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.


Related Topix: Arts


'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.


Related Topix: Noe Valley (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Arts, Israel, World News, Middle East, Israel Travel, Middle East Travel, Travel

'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.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, Arts

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.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Family, Kids, Arts, Libraries

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.


Related Topix: Florida, Brooksville, FL, Hernando County, FL, Spring Hill, FL, Arts

New Yorker

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.


Related Topix: Arts, Journalism

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.


Related Topix: Bryan County, GA, Richmond Hill, GA, Arts, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

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.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Arts

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Deming Headlight

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.


Related Topix: Arts


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.


Related Topix: Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, Arts, Alternative

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.


Related Topix: Arts

Nashville Scene

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)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Al Gore, Arts, Nashville, TN, Books, The Death of Santini, Orphan Train

Fairfax Times

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.


Related Topix: Libraries, Fairfax County, VA, Arts, Opinion

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Free Republic

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.


Related Topix: Arts

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Star Tribune

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.


Related Topix: Harper Lee, Pop/Rock, Arts, To Kill a Mockingbird, Drama Movies, Education Etc., Monroeville, AL, Entertainment