English writer Kate Atkinson's 2013 book Life After Life is one of the most dazzling novels I've read in the last decade, a virtuoso performance on every level — plot, character, language, structure and more.
When Scott Simon began tweeting pain, love and conversation from his mother's deathbed in an intensive care unit in July 2013, he turned personal grief into collective emotion. Sharing painful moments and insights — "I just realized: she once had to let me go into the big wide world. Now I have to let her …
Morrell has recently seen the release of the second book in his De Quincey trilogy, Inspector of the Dead. At its center is Thomas De Quincey, a fictional sleuth based on a real-life writer of the Victorian era who struggled with opium addiction. In this …
Shopping for a Mother's Day gift? Here are two memoirs and a biography Mom might enjoy.
Bestselling Clearwater author Lisa Unger (Crazy Love You) will speak in the Arts and Lecture Series benefiting the Manatee County Public Library at 6 p.m. May 4 at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W, Bradenton. Tickets are $35 at (941) 748-5875 or manateeperformingar …
Thanks to a media-friendly personality and bestselling books like Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Musicophilia, physician and author Oliver Sacks is a familiar cultural figure, sort of everybody's charming, eccentric, really brilliant uncle.
By Jory John and Benji Davies
Harper, $17.99; ages 4-8
Local author David C. Edmonds (Lily of Peru) will discuss and sign his thriller at 3 p.m. April 27 at Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St.
Men of music
New memoirs delve into the harmonies and discords of the lives of three accomplished (and very different) musicians.
With God Help the Child, Toni Morrison brings her brilliant multibook epic of black life in America into the present.