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).
A cross-country search for the grand old trees that once provided shade and shelter for America’s greatest authors.
Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.
Most readers will swear that the most memorable books of their lives are the ones that they read as children. But can you still remember the names of the characters that you once loved? Take our quiz and find out.
Kobo's new eReader Touch Edition – the smallest, lightest, and cheapest touchscreen e-reader yet – is getting rave reviews.
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Ann Patchett's latest, a "literary, ethical thriller" set in the Amazon, is the must-read novel of the summer.
Eva Gabrielsson, longtime companion of "Millennium" author Larsson, will tour the US, promoting her memoir and raising awareness about her lawsuit.
Looking for a good book for a Father's Day gift? Here are a handful of recommendations that run the gamut from quality nonfiction to fascinating history to page-turning thrillers.
Worried that your carbon footprint may be oversized? This book shows you how to put it on a diet.
Maybe I'm being unreasonable, but I really don't want my kids to learn all the secrets of the "Harry Potter" books before they read them.
Charles Schulz’s iconic imps leave the ‘70s behind and embark on a new decade of laugh-out-loud antics.
As any woman will tell you, behind every successful marriage there is likely to be a secret or two – for example, the fact that not every single pair of shoes she's bought in the last 14 years was reduced to half price. Still, any divorce lawyer who overhears your conversation will attest that secrets, especially significant ones, are not conducive to long-term marital happiness. They can pull a couple apart even if the motive behind them was well-meaning. These five novels defy that axiom: their plots are shaped by secrets that come close to destroying relationships – and in some cases, lives – and yet honesty wins out.
Philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein is a humanist whose life and work have been shaped by religion.