If their parents weren't at war, would Romeo and Juliet have noticed each another? A good tempest now and then, particularly one thrown up by a family member, has the power to turn what could have been a perfectly nice but short-lived love affair into a commitment capped with vows. All five romances this month reviewed by Eloisa James for The Barnes & Noble Review feature a tempest of one sort or another, brought about by a family member.
Sherlock Holmes has had recent reincarnations through movies and TV and, now, a new novel.
"Out of Oz," the fourth book in Gregory Maguire's "Oz" series, follows the granddaughter of the Witch of the West as she delves into political corruption.
As America celebrates the 50th anniversary of John Griffin's "Black Like Me," a writer recalls more recent scenarios that Griffin would have found only too familiar.
In "How to Survive the Titanic, or The Sinking of J. Bruce Ismay," writer Frances Wilson reviews tales of heroism and accusations of cowardice.
Amazon launched its Kindle Owners' Lending Library today - but readers might want to take a look at the fine print.
The British tradition of declaring a "World Book Night" during which thousands of volunteers give out free books on street corners will come to the US for the first time on April 23, 2012.
The bookseller may be announcing a Nook device intended go head to head with the Kindle Fire – if such a thing is possible.
James Garner offers straight talk about fellow actors like Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson, in addition to revelations about his own drug use and his hardscrabble childhood.