Strand was a versatile poet, capable of shifting easily from the metaphysical to the wry, and embracing styles that ranged from pensive to bawdy.
James was behind such novels as 'Death Comes to Pemberley' and 'An Unsuitable Job for a Woman.' Monitor fiction critic Yvonne Zipp noted in a review of one of James's books that 'there are few living mystery writers more widely respected than James.'
Overall, Black Friday sales are said to have dropped this year, but some independent bookstores reported strong sales on Friday and Saturday of the holiday weekend, even as they celebrated the Indies First bookstore initiative.
Maybe we shouldn't be surprised. A Goodreads survey suggests that both men and women are strongly drawn to books by authors of their own sex.
New York Times Magazine correspondent Mark Leibovich talks about the habits and hobbies of Washington A-listers.
Nine books by Donald Culross Peattie, once one of America's most popular naturalists, are being reissued.
On this day of gratitude, let's give thanks for writers. Which authors would you put on your top 10 list?
Writer Joel Hoffman of 'The Bible's Cutting Room Floor' discusses the editing that was done by the humans who compiled the Old and New Testaments.