Who reads more books than the review staff at Publishers Weekly? Hardly anyone, and that's why their year-end "10 best list" always attracts attention. With five fiction titles and five nonfiction, here are the 10 books that most impressed the PW readers in 2011. According to their intro, these are the books that "stayed with us, that we talked up, handed around, and of course argued about among ourselves."
The popular app Angry Birds will come to the printed page to teach everything from cooking to math.
A new video from 'Hobbit' director Peter Jackson explains the technical aspects behind filming in 3-D and shows Elijah Wood, Ian McKellan, and others in character.
Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet is lighter, faster, and less restrictive than Amazon's Kindle Fire.
The 'Goodfellas' star is said to be producing “Truth and Consequences: Life Inside the Madoff Family” for HBO – and perhaps starring as Bernie Madoff, the man who defrauded investors of billions.
Bill Clinton's new book "Back to Work" criticizes Obama for not raising the debt ceiling earlier and complains that his ideas on a midterm election message were disregarded.
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.