James Lee Burke's terrific new novel, Wayfaring Stranger, is a departure from his three crime fiction series about former New Orleans detective Dave Robicheaux and two Texas lawmen, the cousins Hackberry and Billy Bob Holland.
For a fine crop of summer reading, you can depend on the Florida Humanities Council's magazine, Forum.
Richard Haddon, the morose British artist at the center of Courtney Maum's amusing yet still heartfelt new novel, used to be devoted to the avant-garde. He made mixed-media collages using saw blades and driftwood and melted ramen noodle packets. He wrapped toy soldiers in Bubble Wrap to make a statement. He was …
The title hints at unabashed admiration.
Joseph Telushkin's new biography, Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History, fascinates nonetheless.
Three by three
These new books round out three bestselling fantasy and science fiction trilogies.
Brunais sets her new novel, Mercedes Wore Black, against the backdrop of the 2014 Florida governor's race while introducing the reader to Janis Pearl Hawk, a journalist who heads out to uncover corruption involving murder, public money and the fate of a pristine …
East Lake Community Library's Author Showcase presents Lynn Combes (Garden Full of Butterflies) discussing and signing her novel at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor.
Not all of the Harry Potter news is coming out of Orlando. Some of it is datelined Patagonia, site of the current Quidditch Cup World Final.
“Art belongs to the people. It should be understood and loved by the masses. It must unite and elevate their feelings, thoughts and will. It must stir them to activity and develop the artistic instincts within them. Should we serve exquisite sweet cake to a small minority while the worker and the peasant masses …
In the highbrow, hoity-toity book-scribbling racket, unlike the ink-stained wretched world of newspapering, capturing the Man Booker Prize is widely regarded as the Holy Grail and cat's pajamas for writers of thoughtful fiction.