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Summer Reading Guide

Advertisement Related Links Author Sara Gran is as blunt as her Claire DeWitt character Thomas Keneally's 'The Daughters of Mars' centers on WWI nurses Kate Christensen finds comfort in 'Blue Plate Special' When summer begins, it stretches out with such a luxury of time that it seems like we could...

Cannes 2013: How did James Franco come to adapt a Faulkner book to screen?

CANNES, France--Even by the standards of 20th-century postmodernists, William Faulkner is considered a difficult, if not unfilmable, moviemaking challenge. His sentences can be fractured, his action can be interior and his points-of-view often splatter in 10 different directions.

F. Scott Fitzgerald has long been a Hollywood inspiration

Classic Hollywood: The 'Great Gatsby' writer, who was long associated with the Jazz Age and spiraled into personal tragedy, has inspired varying portraits.

Talking with Karen E. Bender about 'A Town of Empty Rooms'

Karen E. Bender's second novel, “A Town of Empty Rooms,” (Counterpoint: 292 pp., $25) is a story of divisions, in both a marriage and a community. Revolving around Dan and Serena Shine, a couple who move, with their two young children, from Manhattan to rural North Carolina, it traces a culture...

Edward Gorey's gothic tales from the vault

Edward Gorey's arch eccentrics are on display in two reissues and a never-before-published story.

Reader recommendations a growing business in the book world

Need help finding your next favorite title? With new works like 'Start Here' and 'Read This!,' bloggers and booksellers aim to ease the way.

Writer Attica Locke on America's woven, tangled history

The Sunday Conversation: The author of the upcoming mystery 'The Cutting Season' reflects on African Americans' past, screenwriting and Texas barbecue.

Political books the presidential candidates should be reading

The Times' book staff asked writers, historians and cultural observers for their suggestions on books that could help Romney or Obama govern effectively over the next four years.

Molly Ringwald taps into 'When It Happens to You'

Molly Ringwald wrote the title story of 'When It Happens to You' on her phone. The process could continue to a film adaptation.

The Sunday Conversation: Martin Amis talks 'Lionel Asbo,' money

The story is about a criminal who wins the lottery, and the author has moved to America, land of the super PACs, so money is on his mind.

Book excerpt: 'Midnight Alley's' dispirited messenger of death

In Miles Corwin's second book in the Ash Levine series, the LAPD detective reflects on the dreaded duty of telling a mother her son has died.

Perspective: Gore Vidal, connoisseur of empires

The author reveled in the spectacle of ancient and modern power grabs.

The Writing Life: Sandi Tan switches genres for 'The Black Isle'

She first envisioned the story about a young medium as a film but realized it was too unwieldy for the screen. So the filmmaker became a first-time novelist.

The Sunday Conversation: Dean Koontz pens a new lesson in humility

With 'Odd Apocalypse' coming out, Dean Koontz talks about his Odd Thomas series, the main character and some supernatural events in his own life.

Not Just for Kids: Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire launches full-court press for reading

The basketball captain and father introduces a book series meant to encourage kids to pick up books and take control of their surroundings.

Robby Benson opens up about his heart in many ways in iBook

In his new multimedia memoir 'I'm Not Dead ? Yet!' the actor writes about his open-heart surgeries and his wife of many years.

New mystery and thriller books set amid the world wars

'Prague Fatale' by Philip Kerr; 'Waiting for Sunset' by William Boyd; 'Istanbul Passage' by Joseph Kanon

'James Joyce: A New Biography' by Gordon Bowker: An excerpt

So you're an admirer of James Joyce's "Ulysses"? Well, thank Trieste for that book. Why? Gordon Bowker's "James Joyce: A New Biography" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 608 pp., $35) shows readers how living in that seaport city in northeastern Italy helped rekindle Joyce's enthusiasm after the lackluster...

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