Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Books

2013 Times Festival of Reading authors and books

Featured authors

Raymond Arsenault, Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Southern Historian Sheldon Hackney

Nicholson Baker, Traveling Sprinkler

Mark Billingham, The Dying Hours

Susan Boyer, Lowcountry Bombshell

Karen Brown, The Longings of Wayward Girls

Nancy Cavanaugh, This Journal Belongs to Ratchet

James Clark, Pineapple Anthology of Florida Writers

Marcia Clark, Killer Ambition

Roy Peter Clark, How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times

John Dos Passos Coggin, Walkin' Lawton

Claire Conner, Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America's Radical Right

Edwidge Danticat, Claire of the Sea Light

Eric Deggans, Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation

Bill DeYoung, Skyway

John Dufresne, No Regrets, Coyote

Patricia Engel, It's Not Love, It's Just Paris

David Finkel, Thank You for Your Service

Jamie Ford, Songs of Willow Frost

Samuel Freedman, Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights

Vanessa Gezari, The Tender Soldier: A True Story of War and Sacrifice

Stephanie Hayes, Obitchuary

Angela Hunt, The Offering

Gilbert King, Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America

Jeff Klinkenberg, Alligators in B-Flat

Bernard LaFayette Jr., In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma

Michael Largo, The Big, Bad Book of Beasts

Michael Lister, The Big Beyond

Peter and Jeanne Meinke, Truth and Affection: The "Poet's Notebook" Column From Creative Loafing

Dr. Rob Norman, Discover Magazine's Vital Signs: True Tales of Medical Mysteries, Obscure Diseases, and Life-Saving Diagnoses

Ridley Pearson, Choke Point

Jayne Anne Phillips, Quiet Dell

Lori Roy, Until She Comes Home

James Sheehan, The Alligator Man

Phillip Sipiora, Mind of an Outlaw: Selected Essays by Norman Mailer

Laura Lee Smith, Hearts of Palm

J.A. Souders, Renegade

Ira Sukrungruang, In Thailand It Is Night

Lynn Waddell, Fringe Florida

Carlton Ward Jr., Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition

Kent Wascom, The Blood of Heaven

Rick Yancey, The Final Descent

Times staffers

Tim Nickens and Daniel Ruth, winners of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for editorials

Colette Bancroft, book editor

Lennie Bennett, visual arts critic

Sean Daly, pop music critic

Steve Persall, movie critic

Comments

Events: Tarbell.org founder Wendell Potter to discuss, sign book

Book TalkTarbell.org founder Wendell Potter (Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It) will discuss and sign his book at 4 p.m. May 23 at the St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N.Applications are ...
Published: 05/21/18
The real stuff is how Tom Wolfe best used his write stuff

The real stuff is how Tom Wolfe best used his write stuff

om Wolfe’s best writing lifted real people into legend: car designers and astronauts and disciples of LSD. With that writing, Wolfe lifted himself into legend as well.The author of 16 books, including such bestsellers as The Right Stuff and The Bonfi...
Published: 05/18/18
Review: In Stephen King’s ‘The Outsider,’ evil can’t be true but must be true

Review: In Stephen King’s ‘The Outsider,’ evil can’t be true but must be true

On a July day, Terry Maitland, one of the most popular men in Flint City, Okla. — high school English teacher, Little League coach, husband and father, recently named the town’s man of the year — attends a teachers convention in a city over an hour’s...
Published: 05/17/18

Events: Gilbert King to discuss ‘Beneath a Ruthless Sun’ at Inkwood in Tampa

Book TalkCutter Wood (Love and Death in the Sunshine State: The Story of a Crime) will discuss and sign his nonfiction book about a murder on Anna Maria Island at 6 p.m. May 14 at Bookstore1, 12 S Palm Ave., Sarasota.The Gulfport Historical Society p...
Published: 05/11/18
Notable: As Mother’s Day nears, these new books are timely

Notable: As Mother’s Day nears, these new books are timely

NotableMore about mothersFor Mother’s Day, three new books offer a range of takes on motherhood.Beauty in the Broken Places: A Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilience (Random House) by Allison Pataki is a memoir by a novelist whose 30-year-old husband ...
Published: 05/11/18
Review: A criminal’s confession is just the beginning in Michael Koryta’s compelling ‘How It Happened’

Review: A criminal’s confession is just the beginning in Michael Koryta’s compelling ‘How It Happened’

It’s what every investigator hopes for: a tough case finally solved when one of the criminals confesses, providing solid details and even describing where the bodies are buried.Or, in Michael Koryta’s compelling new psychological thriller How It Happ...
Published: 05/10/18
Anthony Award nominees include Tampa’s Michael Connelly, Down & Out Books

Anthony Award nominees include Tampa’s Michael Connelly, Down & Out Books

When the World Mystery Convention, a.k.a. Bouchercon, takes place in St. Petersburg in September and hands out its coveted Anthony Awards, the Tampa Bay Area will be well represented among the nominees.The award nominees, announced May 9, include Tam...
Published: 05/09/18
Updated: 05/10/18
Review: In Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘Barracoon,’ the voice of slavery’s history speaks

Review: In Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘Barracoon,’ the voice of slavery’s history speaks

It has taken Zora Neale Hurston’s book Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" 87 years to see print. But maybe it happened at just the right time.Just a week before the book’s May 8 publication date, rapper Kanye West opined in a TMZ intervie...
Published: 05/09/18
Review: Rick Bragg’s ‘The Best Cook in the World’ a loving food memoir about his mother

Review: Rick Bragg’s ‘The Best Cook in the World’ a loving food memoir about his mother

When Rick Bragg told his mother that his new book about her would be titled The Best Cook in the World, Margaret Bragg protested: "I wasn’t even the best cook that lived on our road." Bragg writes, "I told her we couldn’t call it The Thi...
Published: 05/09/18
Review: Ace Atkins takes an artful turn with Spenser in ‘Old Black Magic’

Review: Ace Atkins takes an artful turn with Spenser in ‘Old Black Magic’

Art can bring us joy, enlarge our perspective, even enlighten us. Sometimes, though, it can make us behave badly.In Ace Atkins’ new novel, Old Black Magic, art makes people behave very badly indeed.Three works of art, to be specific. A Picasso sketch...
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