| Jan 10, 2010
|| Fiction || Weeks on list ||
|| 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. || 31 ||
|| 2. || Wolf Hall by Hilary...
| Nov 8, 2009
Strange things happen when a book series sells 70 million copies. Fan sites are built, only to crash with onslaughts of visitors. Movies are made, drawing unruly mobs of screaming fans. Entire towns are invaded by giggling, teenage girls.
| Mar 8, 2010
It used to be that the only adults who read young adult literature were those who had a vested interest -- teachers or librarians or parents who either needed or wanted to keep an eye on developing readers' tastes.
But increasingly, adults are reading YA...
| Jun 6, 2010
Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pinkwater brings a magical realist perspective to YA fiction in the third volume of the series that begins with "The Yggyssey" and "The Neddiad."
The Clock Without a...
| Oct 28, 2009
When I was a young boxing writer, I once was invited to watch historic fight films with a small group that included Sugar Ray Robinson, by then long retired from the ring.
Suffice to say, I was -- by several orders of magnitude -- the most ignorant...
| Aug 2, 2009
"For Sherrell, Who's helped show me the way from my earliest recollections, and whose love and spirit -- abundant in every way -- are a large part of the life behind this book and the life in this book. My Love Always, Roy. Old Chatham, NY, 12/25/82."
| Oct 25, 2009
The Vampire Archives
The Most Complete Volume
of Vampire Tales Ever Published
Edited and with an Introduction
by Otto Penzler
Vintage: 1034 pp., $25 paper
"You have heard, no doubt, of the appalling superstition that prevails in Upper and Lower...
| Oct 11, 2009
Arguably, watercolor was the most important medium sustained by American painters struggling with the new demands and untried possibilities of Modernism in the first half of the 20th century.
Georgia O'Keeffe, John Marin, Charles Sheeler, Marsden...
| Dec 13, 2009
My pick as best picture book of the year, "All the World" (Beach Lane/Simon & Schuster: $17.99, ages 3-7), could easily replace the traditional holiday greeting card as a perfect expression of peace and goodwill. Liz Garton Scanlon's lilting rhymes...
| Jan 28, 2007
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia — THE suitor was determined, impassioned, even obsessed. But however fervently he pressed his case, he couldn't win over the object of his desire. Time and again he was told: I will not yield to you, not now, not ever....
| May 27, 2008
Sydney Pollack, the Academy Award-winning director of "Out of Africa" who achieved acclaim making popular, mainstream movies with A-list stars, including "The Way We Were" and "Tootsie," died Monday. He was 73.
Pollack, who also was a producer and actor,...