From the Oz stories to Harry Potter, there have always been books that attracted a crossover following of adults and young readers. Most recently, the runaway popularity of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, and then anything else John Green has written, more than proved the point. Stephen Colbert defined the …
When news came July 21 of the death of author Thomas Berger, many people — even those who love literature — probably said, "Who?"
When Haruki Murakami's latest novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, was published in his native Japan last year, Tokyo bookstores reported crowds of hundreds of people lined up for its midnight release. The book sold 1 million copies in its first week.
Suncoast Hospice will present bestselling author, Episcopal priest and professor of religion Barbara Brown Taylor (Learning to Walk in the Dark) discussing and signing her book at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater. Reservations required; call (727) 523-3427.
Since Unfriending My Ex was released in June, Stolz, a former MTV News correspondent and America's Next Top Model contestant, has heard many crazy stories concerning social networking mishaps. The book is Stolz's humorous take on how social networking has …
Just for the thrills
Three bestselling masters of the thriller have new novels, just in time for midsummer reading.
Ken Balcomb had been studying whales for decades by March 15, 2000, work that often involved encounters with marine mammals stranded onshore. But that morning a whale beached itself alive just 100 yards from his home and research station on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas — a Cuvier's beaked whale, a deep-water …
Sue Miller's thoughtful, intense novels have always demonstrated that domestic fiction needn't be domesticated. And lately, she has shown that it needn't be apolitical either. In The Senator's Wife (2008), she explored the costs of being married to a philandering public servant. Her last book, The Lake Shore …
Each July, crime fiction readers and 80 of the genre's most recognizable authors descend on Harrogate in North Yorkshire for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival. This year's featured guests included part-time Sarasota resident Mark Billingham, creator of Prime Suspect Lynda …
East Lake Community Library will host a book launch for Deanna Bennett (Anna: American Journey), who will discuss and sign the second novel in her trilogy at 6 p.m. Friday at the library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor.