Since Jonathan Franzen's last novel, Freedom, appeared in 2010, he and his publishers seem to have thought a lot about great expectations.
Charles M. Blow's exquisite memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, is a meditation on the moments, the larcenies small and grand, that strip innocence from childhood and their enduring consequences.
These books offer new perspectives on cities and the human relationship to them.
Stein, 50, is best known for his 2008 novel The Art of Racing in the Rain, a story told through the eyes of a canine narrator, Enzo, who yearns to be a human race car driver. The novel spent more than three years on the New York Times bestseller list. Stein …
Its full title is The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series, but they might as well have called it The Girl Who's Going to Help Us Milk a Few More Million Out of This Dragon Tattoo Thing.
Back in 1982, when they both published their first mystery novels, did Sue Grafton and Sara Paretsky think they were starting series that would still be charting on the bestseller lists 33 years later?
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
O'Keefe Aptowicz is the author of Dr. Mutter's Marvels, a nonfiction look at the flamboyant 19th century surgeon whose philosophies and innovative surgical ideas often clashed with those of other doctors. His name graces the Mutter Museum in the Center …
The usual suspects
Here are new books by three more terrific writers with long-running mystery series.
Pro surfing champion Clay Marzo (Just Add Water: A Surfing Savant's Journey With Asperger's) will discuss and sign his book at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
It's not often I have to put a book down close to bedtime because I fear bad dreams. I consume crime fiction like potato chips — and ordinarily sleep soundly afterward.