James "Whitey" Bulger – alleged gangster and known book lover – was sometimes sought in bookstores during his 16 years on the run.
A poignantly dark comedy follows a 1970s Californian businessman who takes wing as a fledgling smuggler.
As pro-democracy activists continue to battle the government of Bashar al-Assad, Syria looks likely to remain in the headlines for weeks and months to come. For those hoping to better understand one of the most influential countries in the current Mideast power dynamic, here are six books – a mix of literature, history, and politics – that offer insight.
Unexploded shells from World War I in Europe are a constant reminder of the enduring perils of war.
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It's big and it's bloated but – like the sports empire that it covers – this is a book that you don't want to miss.
The surprising careers of self-published writers like Amanda Hocking and John Locke may raise as many questions as answers.
Most diehard Harry Potter fans will swear that they know everything there is to know about each of J.K. Rowling's books. But how well do you really know the 7th book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"? As we all prepare for the July 15, 2011, release of the movie version of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" – the eighth and final "Harry Potter" film – take our quiz and find out!
A TV journalist tracks the ‘next wave’ of terrorists – the home-grown variety.
Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.
It seems that new travel guides to Italy are being published every five minutes or so. But for those who want to keep it simple, here are the handful of absolute must-read books – three classic novels included – that no tourist to Italy should ever be without.
Can a Florida teen find happiness on a wind-swept Welsh island where monsters pursue and an odd group of orphans is trapped in a time loop?
A grieving family and an escaped bear find unexpected connections on a Scottish island.
We asked our readers what they are reading this month and – on a scale of 1 to 10 – here are the books they're enjoying the most.
J.K. Rowling: The trademark description of J.K. Rowling's Pottermore suggests an interactive site 'providing on-line chat rooms and electronic bulletin boards' and 'on-line facilities for real-time interaction with other computer users concerning topics of general interest.'
"Parks and Recreation" deputy director Leslie Knope (a character who exists only on TV) will publish a book about Pawnee (a place every bit as fictional as Knope).