On July 4, 1845, Henry David Thoreau took the first "staycation" – and authors have been debating its merits ever since.
James Patterson launches, “Middle School, The Worst years of My Life,” a book aimed at kids, on the same day as his latest adult release, "Now You See Her."
A Q&A with David S. Reynolds, the author of "Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Battle for America," about Harriet Beecher Stowe's influence on the Civil War.
While we all count the days till Season Two of the HBO series "Game of Thrones," let's make sure that we don't forget the way that Season One signed off. How well do you really know the story adapted from the first book of George R.R. Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" fantasy series? Take our quiz on the final episode of Season One and find out!
Novelist Monica Ali – and others – indulge in speculation over alternate endings to the story of the Princess of Wales.
July 2, 2011, will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of American literary icon Ernest Hemingway. Yes, we've all read at least one Hemingway novel at some point in our lives, but how well do you really know this Nobel Prize winner – an author whose literary voice is considered one of the most recognizable on the planet? Take our quiz and find out!
Political news site Politico will work with Random House to publish a series of four e-books about the 2012 presidential campaign – starting this fall.