By Associated Press
The night Twain was born, there was a brilliant view of Halley's Comet flying right over his hometown.
By Dr. Howard Markel
Powers' “Bewilderment” is his first book since the Pulitzer winning “The Overstory.” Groff's “Matrix” is her third consecutive work to receive a National Book Award nomination, following “Fates and Furies” and the story collection “Florida.” Anthony Doerr's “Cloud Cuckoo Land”…
By Hillel Italie, Associated Press
Anaya came onto the scene with his breakthrough work, "Bless Me, Ultima," in 1972. The novel about a young Mexican American boy's relationship with an older curandera, or healer, influenced a generation of Latino writers.
By Russell Contreras, Associated Press
The independent book business has been battered in recent decades, as locally owned sellers strained to compete with the online-giant Amazon. But the COVID-19 crisis has forced many to close their doors, depriving both readers and writers the spaces they…
By Tom Casciato
It's the most vexing phase of an epidemic -- once an illness peters out, healthy people begin to place it in the past.
As Americans stay home to try to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, we wanted to provide suggestions for how to fill that time. Author Ann Patchett joins Jeffrey Brown to offer book recommendations for this strange time, including…
By Jeffrey Brown
"A Long Petal of the Sea," a new historical novel by renowned writer Isabel Allende, draws upon events spanning from the Spanish civil war to the 1973 coup in her native Chile -- and with resonance for the experience of…
The publisher of Jeanine Cummins' controversial novel “American Dirt" has cancelled the remainder of her promotional tour, citing concerns for her safety. The novel about a Mexican mother and her young son fleeing to the U.S. border had been praised…
By Christina Paciolla, Associated Press
About 1,000 letters written by poet T.S. Eliot to confidante Emily Hale will be unveiled this week, and scholars hope they will reveal the extent of a relationship that's been speculated about for decades.
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