From an unnamed Balkan landscape to a baseball diamond at a small Midwestern college to an alternate universe, the fiction offerings of 2011 ranged far and wide. Here are the 10 that our Monitor reviewers found to be the most outstanding.
What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.
Japanese writer Haruki Murakami uses his novels to peel back the layered chaos of an uncertain world.
Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer has been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature with poetry that "gives us fresh access to reality."
An international group of writers are suing five American universities for copyright infringement – and sending a warning to Google Books.
The Monroe Township Schools pulled two books – one of which includes graphic descriptions of lesbian sex and another a depiction of a homosexual orgy – from its reading list.
Is there anything good about the end of summer? Yes – the arrival of fall books! For those who can't wait another moment, here are the Top 10 fall book picks from Amazon editors. It's looking like a stellar line-up of autumn reads.
Will one bestselling novel – "Please Look After Mom" – help Korean literature find its way in the global marketplace?
An interview with Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk about his latest book, 'The Museum of Innocence.'