Cynthia Bond's novel "Ruby" is set in Texas and tells a fierce and poetic tale of a worldly, beautiful black woman, Ruby Bell, and her struggle not to be destroyed by her home community of Liberty Township.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, considered the Mark Twain or Charles Dickens of Latin America, died Thursday. His works included 'One Hundred Years of Solitude,' and 'Love in the time of Cholera.' Gabriel Garcia Marquez was the best-known practitioner of magical realism.
Former Navy SEAL, Matt Bissonnette, filed a lawsuit against his ex-lawyers for advising him it was OK to publish his book about the Osama bin Laden raid. The book "No Easy Day," prompted a Pentagon inquiry that evolved into a criminal probe by the Justice Department.
"Archie: The Married Life Book Three" was removed from bookshelves because it featured same-sex marriage. Last week, Singapore's National Library Board said it would destroy three children's books seen as being pro-homosexual.
Mein Kampf lays out Adolf Hitler's vision for a resurgent Germany after World War I along with his racist National Socialist political ideology. While copies of the book "Mein Kampf" are not rare, editions signed by Hitler are scarce.
Kate DiCamillo wins Newbery: The awards, the most prestigious in children's publishing, were announced Monday by the American Library Association. DiCamillo, a popular and acclaimed author, won the Newbery a decade ago for 'The Tales of Despereaux.'
Sue Monk Kidd's "The Invention of Wings" comes out Jan. 7. The novel weaves together the stories of a slave girl and a slave owner's daughter. Like Kidd's best-selling "The Secret Life of Bees," the book is set in South Carolina.
Winner of the Nobel Literature prize and author of more than 55 works of fiction, opera, nonfiction, and poetry, including 'The Golden Notebook,' British author Doris Lessing died Sunday at her home in London.
Sarah Palin will go on tour Nov. 12 to promote her new book "Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas." But Sarah Palin will not tour major metropolitan areas, such as New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles.
Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton wrote an 832-page murder mystery set in Catton's homeland, New Zealand. This is the last year that the Man Booker Prize will be open only to writers from the former British Empire.