Even though her fascinating book Rain: A Natural and Cultural History covers its subject in almost every way imaginable, from rain's role in the formation of our planet and of human civilization to its interplay with contemporary politics, Cynthia Barnett regrets the things she had to omit.
The story of how James Grissom came to write Follies of God is almost as remarkable as the book itself.
Back in 1963, Naples was just a tiny Florida town, populated by a few hundred people and swelling by a few hundred more during tourist season. Its flossy restaurants, posh resorts, sprawling suburbs and billionaires' mansions were decades in the future.
Just before Cuba busts open and its complicated essence is diluted by un montón de turistas, Phillippe Diederich's debut novel gives us an immersion complete with sights, sounds and — maybe most importantly — tastes. Food and travel go together, both with the power to edify, transport and even …
Along with writing seven novels, Watson, 68, co-founded the annual conference Writers in Paradise, with his former student Dennis Lehane at Eckerd College. Watson, who retired from his post as the director of the college's creative writing program about three years …
Best of 'Best American'
My favorite sign of fall: the annual "Best American" series, anthologies in many genres.
Friends of Mirror Lake Library presents "An Evening With Jonathan Kile," discussing his novel The Grandfather Clock, at 5:30 p.m. Ocgt. 5 at the library, 280 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg.
Manzione spent much of his childhood in bowling alleys in Brooklyn, N.Y., and at one time he thought perhaps he'd make a career out of the sport. "Bowling was going to be what I'd do when I grew up,'' he said by phone recently. "But in high school, I fell in love …
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen fans welcome new books, serious or silly, about their favorite.
In its five-year history, the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction has had four winners: bestselling novelists John Grisham (twice) and Michael Connelly, Stanford University law professor Paul Goldstein and, most recently, Deborah Johnson.