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."
Dennis Davern, captain of the boat off of which Natalie Wood drowned, wrote a 2009 book about the incident which contradicts the account of Wood's husband Robert Wagner.
Here are a few books on Lincoln's assassination that tell the story better than O'Reilly's 'Killing Lincoln.'
Although many expected popular novel "The Tiger's Wife" to win, Katrina saga "Salvage the Bones" took the 2011 National Book Award for fiction.
Citing errors, some Lincoln-related historic sites are refusing to carry the book, although O'Reilly accuses critics of nitpicking.
The 2011 National Book Award winners will be chosen tonight at 8 p.m at a black-tie ceremony in New York hosted by actor and author John Lithgow. This year's nominees were not without controversy, most notably in the Young Adult category, where author Lauren Myracle was first erroneously listed as a nominee for her novel, “Shine” and then was asked to withdraw her nomination. (At Myracle's request, the National Book Foundation made a $5,000 donation to the Mathew Shephard Foundation in exchange.) In the adult fiction category, judges chose to honor some less-publicized books over some of the bigger “event” novels of the year, such as Ann Patchett's “State of Wonder” and Jeffrey Eugenides's “The Marriage Plot.” Here's a look at the five finalists for the fiction prize.
Some writers are up in arms that Amazon's Kindle Lending Library is offering their books for free.
Esquire writer Scott Raab explores his own anger as he follows the career of LeBron James.
'SEAL Target Geronimo' by former Navy SEAL Chuck Pfarrer, which presents an alternate version of the death of Osama bin Laden, is 'far off the mark,' says a US Special Operations spokesperson.
The new trailer for 'The Hunger Games' shows main character Katniss getting chosen for the Games and the beginning of the deadly contest.
Ford's Theatre refuses to sell Bill O’Reilly’s book, 'Killing Lincoln,' the book one historian charges with 'mistakes in names, places, and events.'
Writer Chinua Achebe refuses to accept an award from Nigeria, saying his concerns with the country's political situation "have not been addressed, let alone solved."