That's Pierson, Vanessa Pierson. Chanel No. 005 to you, Bub.
Pictures perfect Here are gift books for fans of photographic portraits, of the famous and nonfamous.
Bestselling author Kate Braestrup (Here If You Need Me: A True Story) will discuss and sign her memoir at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
I don't need to ask Santa to tuck any books under my Christmas tree — as the book editor for a major newspaper, I receive a couple of hundred books every week, all year long, from publishers. But if there are bibliophiles on your "nice" list, or if you're anticipating how to use a book store gift card yourself, …
Here's how extraordinary The Goldfinch is: Even though it's 771 pages long, I wished it were longer.
"We borrowed each other's lines like other sisters borrowed dresses,'' writes Delia Ephron in her memoir, Sister Mother Husband Dog (etc.). The book, which was released in September, includes both heartbreaking essays, like "Losing Nora,'' which concerns the death …
James W. Hall's novels about would-be hermit and reluctant hero Thorn are always among the finest of Florida crime fiction. But Going Dark, the 13th in the series, is one of his very best, a breathless thrill ride with a brain — and heart.
Jim Harrison has just arrived at his winter home near the tiny town of Patagonia, Ariz., and he's delighted at the news that motion-activated cameras have repeatedly photographed a jaguar living in the Santa Rita Mountains just north of his place.
“Quirky," "wise," "witty," "warm-hearted" are all words that critics use when they come up against a certain kind of book, but "quirky" is the tipoff that the critic didn't really get it.
Bearing geek gifts
Just in time for the holidays, here are books for the completists on your list.