A Scrabble match. A new school. Pie recipes. A lost coat. The ballet. For young teens and preteens, life is generally eventful. But nothing matters as much as relationships. With the right friends, everything seems possible. And without them, well – no one wants to go there. This fall’s crop of books aimed at readers from age 8 into the early teens offers an absorbing range of adventures – but none greater than the adventure of finding a true friend.
"The Big Read" events include poetry readings, a dance show, and recipes, all inspired by the work of Emily Dickinson.
Walesa says in her new memoir that husband Lech Walesa is "difficult to get to know" and that during his political ascendancy, she was "a mother, a teacher, a cook, a cleaning lady, a nurse."
Alex Morrow, the female cop at the center of Denise Mina's series, is proof that the literary depiction of woman in police work has come a long way.
Jeffrey Eugenides talks about his novels – and themes of death, suicide, and Detroit.
Michele Bachmann's campaign autobiography tells of a youthful world view shaped by an antipathy to Jimmy Carter and a reverence for Ronald Regan.
Penguin Group – citing security problems – has put a hold on the distribution of new e-books to libraries.
You've heard of the butterfly effect: If one small event is different, all of history is changed forever. And it's a game people have loved to play for decades. What if the South had won the Civil War? What if Hitler had won World War II? What if Europe hadn't lasted beyond the Black Plague? Stephen King's new novel "11/22/63" imagines what would have happened if President Kennedy had lived beyond 1963, but he's not the first to rearrange history. Here's six novels that explore a slightly alternate version of very familiar events.
When two bookstores in Nashville closed, Patchett decided to open Parnassus Books, saying she's aiming for "an intelligent staff… [and] well-displayed, well-chosen books."