Fans of beat generation writer Jack Kerouac can celebrate the "On the Road" author's birthday at a series of events in his Massachusetts hometown.
A rare letter written by the poet Walt Whitman for a wounded Civil War soldier has been found in the National Archives.
It could be said that it's where the magic and witchcraft began.
Pat Conroy, the beloved author of "The Great Santini" and "The Prince of Tides" and other best-sellers who drew upon his bruising childhood and the vistas of South Carolina and became one of the country's most compelling and popular storytellers, died Friday evening. He was 70.
"Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart" (Alfred A. Knopf) by Claire Harman.
Nobel laureate Toni Morrison has received an honorary prize named for another Nobel winner, the late Saul Bellow.
"Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship With a Remarkable Man" (Thomas Dunne Books), by William Shatner
"What Remains of Me" (William Morrow), by Alison Gaylin
On a day when mockingbirds sang outside the courthouse that inspired her classic American novel, author Harper Lee was laid to rest in a private ceremony, a reflection of how she had lived.
Harper Lee was an ordinary woman as stunned as anybody by the extraordinary success of "To Kill a Mockingbird."