When authors meet their readers at book signings and other events, they usually greet those fans with warm smiles.
If you mention Wallace Stegner or Edward Abbey to a reader in the Western United States — Utah, say, or Montana — you're likely to hear a strong opinion, and possibly even a personal anecdote, about "Wally" or "Ed," two of the most influential Western novelists and environmentalists of the 20th century.
If your dad is a sports fan, one of these books might be a fine Father's Day gift.
Lende, 56, writes obituaries for the Chilkat Valley News in Haines, Alaska, and is also a columnist for the Alaska Dispatch News. She has contributed essays and commentary to NPR, the New York Times and National Geographic Traveler. Her most …
Kristin Cast (Amber Smoke) and P.C. Cast, authors of the House of Night series, will discuss and sign Kristin's first paranormal adult novel at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
NEW YORK — On a sunny Saturday morning, the line of people marching into the Javits Convention Center was more than four blocks long. Armed with tote bags and backpacks and smartphones and Starbucks cups, they were here for one thing: books.
To many of us, lavender smells like serenity, sweet and calming. But to Annie Holleran, the fields of lavender on her family's Kentucky farm smell like too much: too much secret history, too much strangled longing, too much violence and grief. Lavender, like love, can turn from sweet to cloying, even stifling.
“We've become a nation of indoor cats," Dave Eggers wrote in A Hologram for the King (2012), his existential novel about an American doing IT work in the Saudi Arabian desert. "A nation of doubters, worriers, overthinkers."
Pitlor, 44, has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories collection since 2007. She holds a master's degree in creative writing from Emerson College in Massachusetts and is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin (now Houghton Mifflin …
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