| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Bestselling author James Patterson was named a champion at the Library of Congress this week -- the first-ever Champion of its Young Readers Center.
The 5-year-old Young Readers Center is the only part of the Library of Congress that encourages...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 4, 2011
Thank J.K. Rowling for starting the kid's book craze with "Harry Potter" and Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" saga for perpetuating the trend that has more adults reading children's titles than ever before. The year 2011 has seen an explosion of books...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Originally released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the publication of Lee's enduringly popular novel, this documentary compiles comments by many notables about the impact they felt from the story of Southern lawyer Atticus Finch and his handling...