Molly Arnette, the protagonist in Diane Chamberlain's beautiful woven novel, Pretending to Dance, left Morrison Ridge, North Carolina, and all of her family behind for good. Now their secrets and her own lies catch up to her as she dreams of a different future and starting her own family. Show More Summary
This review first appeared in The National Book Review Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World By Linda Hirshman Harper, 416 pp., $28.99 _________ Apart from being...Show More Summary
Once again, October has sidled up like a stalker. It's been on our heels for months. We know this because the school bell is ringing. Traffic is worse. We're bored with our books. However, you have clicked on a link which has ferried...Show More Summary
A graphic novel set in the 1970s shows a kind of childhood long gone, but not so long ago.
Reynold Levy, the former president of Lincoln Center, will become the president of the Robin Hood Foundation, a nonprofit group combating poverty.
As I sat perched on a bar stool in a local sandwich shop in Norman, Oklahoma, watching cloned college students walk to and from the nearby campus, I became increasingly alarmed at the lack of diversity that surrounded me. One after the...Show More Summary
One of Hemingway’s friends reveals in a new memoir how the writer’s secret lover changed his life and work. Pair with Stephanie Bernhard’s Millions essay about cooking with Hemingway.
Over at Aeon, Alana Massey writes about memory and how the internet archives personal data. In her own words, “Because the archiving technology captures only snapshots of a site at a given time, results might not be an exact replica of the site as it was. As I learned from the fragments of our site, […]
Recommended Reading: On how Martin Gardner’s The Annotated Alice paved the way for the modern trend of literary annotation.
This morning, the National Book Foundation announced the 10th edition of its "5 Under 35 Honorees," all selected by writers previously recognized by the program. 5 Under 35 Honorees are writers under the age of 35 who have published one...
Linda Ashok reviews Ada Limón's Bright Dead Things today in Rumpus Poetry.
Wonder Woman, the most iconic female superhero of all time, will appear on screen in the upcoming "Batman vs. Superman," played by Gal Gadot. Noah Berlatsky's 2014 book, Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics explores the Amazonian warrior's strange and fairly kinky origins. Show More Summary
This literary road trip takes in the haunts of Faulkner, O’Connor, Welty and seven other Southern favorites.
An official biography’s first volume taps a huge archive dating to the statesman’s youth and challenges the so-called revisionists.
Maria’s Grandma Gets Mixed Up Sanford 1989 I know all of you look forward to when our favorite author discusses major social problems. This time Doris tackles Alzheimer’s disease. Given the destructive nature of Alzheimer’s, books geared to kids should be part of any collection plan. I think we can skip this one, though. Maria’s grandmother […]
From the time she was 18 and moved to New York City to become a model, Beverly Johnson longed to be on the cover of Vogue. "It was the pinnacle, like winning the Super Bowl for the modeling industry," she says of the fashion bible. Two years later her career exploded. Show More Summary
What matters most to Clune is not so much the advocacy of computer games. What matters most is simply the undeniable fact that he’s poured so much time and dreams, thoughts and hopes, moods and memories into these games and that, as a result, a serious part of his childhood was shaped by them.
Do you love Pittsburgh? How about karaoke? Are you a little rebel who reads banned books? Do you like free stuff, games and prizes? If any of those things sound like your cup of tea (or coffee or hot chocolate), … Continue reading ?
Here are the Business & Leadership picks from our Best Books of September. Read, enjoy, learn, and profit. Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor by Tren Griffin Warren Buffett's much-less-famous partner has become a source of fascination for those with more...