In many cultures across the centuries, Helen Macdonald tells us, hawks and falcons have been seen as messengers between two worlds: the world of the living and that of the dead.
On May 7, 1915, toward the end of her 101st round-trip crossing from New York to Liverpool, England, the British Cunard liner Lusitania was struck by a torpedo fired from a German submarine about 12 miles off the southern coast of Ireland.
We caught up with Bostwick, best known for her Cobbled Court Quilts series, by phone as she vacationed at Disney World with her husband, children and grandchildren. Bostwick is making a stop in Dunedin on Tuesday (see Book Talk) as part of the launch of her newest …
With Easter approaching, here are books factual and fictional about Jesus Christ.
Bestselling author Randy Wayne White (Cuba Straits) will discuss and sign his thriller at 1 p.m. today at Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
In 1980, an American with well-honed marine skills and some interesting personal connections went to Cuba when the Mariel Boatlift began, coming back about a week later "on a 55-foot grouper boat overloaded with 147 people who, when we raised Boca Chica, took up this chant: Libertad ... Libertad ... Liberty."
Poet Richard Blanco has never lived in Cuba, but his family's roots there shaped his life in countless ways as he grew up in a Florida suburb in the 1970s and '80s. He tells the story of that American boyhood in his engaging memoir, The Prince of Los Cocuyos.
We caught up with Kerman, the author of Orange Is the New Black, the bestselling memoir that inspired an award-winning Netflix series, by phone a few days before her appearance at Eckerd College, where she drew a crowd of 1,500. Starting in 2004, Kerman served 13 months …
In honor of Women's History Month, here are memoirs by women succeeding in fields long dominated by men.
NEW YORK — A playful picture book about a little girl named Heather and her two happy mommies was a cultural and legal flashpoint 25 years ago, angering conservatives over the morality of same-sex parenting and landing libraries at the center of community battles over placement in the children's stacks.