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Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Three finalists for American Humor are all women
Thurber Prize judges have made it official: Women are funny, too. Nearly 20 years after its founding, the all-male winners' circle for the Thurber Prize for American Humor is finally changing.
Monday, August 24, 2015
John Grisham says being on the losing side of a Mississippi political fight gave him plenty of time to write big chunks of his first two legal thrillers, "A Time to Kill" and "The Firm."
John Grisham tells some of his story at Mississippi festival
Saturday, August 15, 2015
As U.S. President Barack Obama lounged with his family on a Massachusetts beach Thursday, the White House released a list of six books that he took on vacation.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Hemingway home added to registry
An Idaho house where Ernest Hemingway wrote his last works before killing himself in the main entryway in 1961 has been listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Al Roker's new book, "The Storm of the Century," reads like a blockbuster movie script, but the "Today" show weatherman said the drama, heartache and strife of the Great Hurricane of 1900 that hit Galveston, Texas, is all too real.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
"A Brief Stop on the Road From Auschwitz" (Other Press), by Goran Rosenberg.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Law office of Harper Lee's father goes on sale
Before Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" made the fictional lawyer Atticus Finch one of the best-known names in modern American literature, the man who inspired the character -- Lee's father -- practiced law in an old bank building in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Comic exhibit draws crowds despite typhoon
The ongoing 2015 Comic Exhibition in Taipei yesterday drew thousands of fair-goers despite Typhoon Soudelor damaging the capital city with strong gusts and torrential rain.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Midway through Alice Hoffman's latest novel, "The Marriage of Opposites" (Simon & Schuster), the mother of the great impressionist painter Camille Pissarro takes her 2-week-old son into the forest to find a medicine man she hopes can cure him of the malady that has kept him from eating or sleeping since birth.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
New Dr. Seuss book explores what came before 'One Fish Two Fish'
Move over mockingbirds and watchmen. There's a new Yent in a tent in town. Dr. Seuss' new book, "What Pet Should I Get?", features the same siblings seen in his 1960 classic "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish." The book went on sale Tuesday, two weeks after the release of Harper Lee's long-awaited second novel, "Go Set a Watchman."
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