| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Bestselling author James Patterson wants to support independent bookstores, and he's putting his money where his heart is. On Monday he pledged to give $1 million to independent bookstores in the next year.
"We’re making this transition to e-...
| Oct 18, 2013
1. "Doctor Sleep" by Stephen King (Scribner, $30). King's long-awaited sequel to "The Shining." Last week: 1
2. "The Longest Ride" by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central, $27). The lives of two seemingly unconnected couples converge. Last...
| Feb 4, 2013
The following On Demand/DVD New Releases are available the week of Feb. 4-10: Alex Cross Tyler Perry takes over for Morgan Freeman as the detective from best-selling author James Patterson’s novels, once again hunting a sadistic serial killer....
| Apr 10, 2011
Viking: 352 pp., $17.99, ages 12 and older
The protagonist at the center of the young-adult novel "Akata Witch" lives in many worlds. She is, in the truest sense, African American: Nigerian by ancestry, American by...
| May 8, 2011
Harper Lee was working as an airline reservations agent in New York City, struggling to write a novel tentatively titled "Atticus," when a close friend gave her enough money to take time off and finish her book. Published in 1960 with an initial print run...
| May 22, 2011
Act of Passion
New York Review Books: $14.95 paper
Though successful at his work and family life, a doctor grows dissatisfied and restless and thinks a casual affair is the perfect answer—until the consequences are far...
| Dec 26, 2010
Witch & Wizard: The Gift
James Patterson and Ned Rust
Little, Brown: 342 pp., $17.99
Books and movies have been banned. Music, art — they too have been outlawed by an evil regime known as the New Order and its hateful leader, The One Who...
| Jan 16, 2011
Splinter: 416 pp., $17.95
Inter-species romance has become routine in young adult lit lately, especially between nubile young women who like their guys muscular and wolfen, at least for part of the day. In the...
| Jan 19, 2011
Call Rob McGarry a serial book-trader, which is to say he joined the growing numbers of consumers who choose to save money by trading and bartering books, DVDs, CDs and video games with others online.
McGarry, of Orlando, was tired of losing space in his...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 5:12 PM
Now that you've read Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, what's next? "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and the two books in the series that followed were worldwide blockbusters that left readers craving more books just like them. These three books,...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 2:09 PM
Lots of new TV, local shows for the first week of 2012.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
The Devil Inside
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
The Bachelor (season premiere; 8 p.m.; ABC)
Pretty Little Liars (returns from hiatus; 8...