Kathryn Stockett's debut novel 'The Help,' once rejected by 60 agents, continues to make headlines.
Ready to start your summer reading list? Here are five gripping mysteries set in fascinating locales.
Recent reader surveys suggest that few of today's readers of the Monitor's print version are interested in fiction.
A French aristocrat and his British servant travel to America to study its penal system in this unlikely but delightful early 19th-century buddy comedy.
Conspiracy theories aside, argues Shakespearean scholar James Shapiro, Shakespeare really did write Shakespeare.
"No more smuggling, no more shame," says one adult reader confessing to her passion for children's books.
5/10/10 Monitor Books podcast, including an interview with Olivier Philipponnat, one of the authors of "The Life of Irène Némirovsky".
Some Milwaukee-area customers are unhappy that Karl Rove is including a stop at their local bookstore on his book tour.
It took 23 years for Scott Turow to write a sequel to "Presumed Innocent." Some critics are saying it was worth the wait.
Have today's churches lost their way?
Twenty-seven writers explore the complex joys of grandmotherhood.
Two great American traditions merge when horror icon Stephen King turns his attention to baseball.
Ten winning books that offer insight – in different ways – into contemporary Britain.
The 5/4/10 Monitor books podcast includes an interview with Paul Harding, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Tinkers."
A writer dedicates a memoir to his lost religious faith – and the father who inspired it.