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You want your kids to learn and you know reading books is undeniably good for them. Electronic screens are, generally speaking, bad. Game consoles, television sets: You feel your kids' brains dying with each hour they spend in front of them. But what about those cool-looking tablets? And that iPad commercial with kids reading from apps?
Israeli author Amos Oz has been named the recipient of the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize, selected by an international jury from a short list of 12 globally recognized writers.
Bridget Jones is coming back, and she'll be "Mad About the Boy." That's the title of the upcoming novel by Helen Fielding, who's writing her first Bridget Jones book in more than a decade.
The French drama "Blue is the Warmest Color" won the prestigious Palme d'Or at Cannes on Sunday, making it the first graphic-novel adaptation to take the top award. Another comic-based film, Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis," tied for the Cannes Jury Prize in 2007.
George Packer paints a vivid, novelistic portrait of recent U.S. history through its people. George Packer's new nonfiction book, "The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America," has many of the qualities of an epic novel.
The author of 'TransAtlantic,' which explores missions by Frederick Douglass, George Mitchell and two pioneering fliers, talks about his inspiration. National Book Award winner Colum McCann's ninth book, "TransAtlantic," is a fictionalized exploration of three historic journeys between North America and Ireland. Show More Summary
Edward McClelland's book reminds us of what has transpired in the heartland of America over the past 30 years. To drive these days through Great Lakes cities — Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, among others — is to drive through the nation's industrial past. Show More Summary
Veronica Gonzalez Peña follows the lives of a middle-class Mexican family that has been shaped by absence, loss, sickness and dead dreams. Spectral girls and shadow fathers haunt the center and fringes of Veronica Gonzalez Peña's second novel, "The Sad Passions," but this isn't magical realism. Show More Summary
Believe it or not, something good has happened to brick-and-mortar bookstores. In the first quarter of 2013, more book buyers walked in their doors -- a lot more.
A father's decision to give his 3-year-old daughter to a wealthy family in Kabul begins an almost 60-year Afghan history lesson as recounted by the characters in Khaled Hosseini's newest novel. Although Khaled Hosseini has lived in the...Show More Summary
The long unfinished poem edited by J.R.R. Tolkien's son, Christopher, provides fascinating insight into the author's work. The books go ever on and on. Forty years after his death at 81, works by J.R.R. Tolkien continue to appear. The...Show More Summary
A new novel by Pearl S. Buck will be published in October, more than 40 years after her death. Buck, best known for her novel "The Good Earth," won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1938.
A book can’t rescue the American middle class. But a lot of politicians who say they want to rescue the American middle class are writing books about their travails and their vision — all timed to come out as the 2016 presidential election machinery kicks into gear.
Those clinging hopefully to the old Borders books gift cards stashed in their drawers or wallets are out of luck, a Manhattan federal judge ruled Wednesday. According to Reuters, there are about $210.5 million worth of such cards that had not been used by the time the bookstore chain went out of business in September 2011. All of which are now "equitably moot."
Lydia Davis, known for writing powerful, compact short stories, was announced as the winner of the Man Booker International Prize for fiction Wednesday. The prize, which was presented at a ceremony in London, comes with an award worth more than $90,000.
In my inbox this week: Matthew Sharpe announces “a little experiment in self-publishing on the Internet”: a series of 12 weekly micro-fictions, under the name “Very short stories r us,” that showcase his idiosyncratic blend of the acutely observed and the fantastic.
Popular "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts will publish a memoir in 2014 with Grand Central, the publisher announced Wednesday. The book, which is not yet titled, will include Roberts' story of her battle with MDS.
Amazon has a plan to monetize fan fiction: It's called Kindle Worlds. On Wednesday, Amazon announced a new scheme in which writers of fan fiction can self-publish and sell that writing with the sanction of the original copyright hol...
A groundbreaking paperless public library system will open in Texas this year, the BBC reports. Bexar County's $1.5-million BiblioTech project will open its first library branch without a single print book.