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  • Book-jacket artist investigates act, art of reading in 'What We See When We Read'

    "What We See When We Read" by Peter Mendelsund; Vintage Original (448 pages, $16.95) Peter Mendelsund's "What We See When We Read" may be the liveliest, most entertaining and best illustrated work of phenomenology you'll pick up this year. An...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "The Invisible Bridge" by Rick Perlstein; Simon & Schuster (860 pages, $37.50) In this brick of a book, Chicagoan Perlstein has done a jampacked job of chronicling a riveting, portentous...
  • Is Amazon the bully or the hero?

    The Seattle Times recently invited children's book author Nina Laden and writer Frank Schaeffer to debate on the fractious contract negotiations between online retailer Amazon.com and book publisher Hachette. Laden argues Amazon is a marketing behemoth...
  • Man Booker longlist announced: First global list embraces America

    Man Booker longlist announced: First global list embraces America
    The first-ever global longlist for the Man Booker Prize was announced Wednesday, and includes four Americans. For 2014, books written in English and published in Britain were eligible, regardless of the author's nationality. Americans on the list are...
  • Rifqa Bary, symbol of religious persecution, becomes college student

    Rifqa Bary, symbol of religious persecution, becomes college student
    Five years ago Sunday a 16-year-old Ohio girl climbed aboard a Greyhound bus and ran away to the home of an Orlando pastor and his wife, saying her Muslim father had threatened to kill her because she had become an evangelical Christian. In the months...
  • Frank O'Hara's 'Lunch Poems' -- at 50

    Frank O'Hara's “Lunch Poems” (City Lights: 86 pp., $14.95) — which has just been reissued in a 50th anniversary hardcover edition — recalls a world of pop art, political and cultural upheaval and (in its own way) a surprising...
  • Elle Fanning to Star in Adaptation of YA Novel 'All the Bright Places' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Producers Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan have acquired the screen rights to the YA novel "All the Bright Places" with Elle Fanning attached to star. The novel will be published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, on...
  • Top romance writers slated to attend Lake's Reading Romance Expo

    MOUNT DORA — If you haven't read a romance lately, you have no idea how much the love stories have changed. That is the one message writers of contemporary, erotic, historical, inspirational, paranormal, suspense or young-adult romance novels want...
  • George W. Bush book on George H.W. Bush to be published Nov. 11

    George W. Bush book on George H.W. Bush to be published Nov. 11
    Former President George W. Bush has written a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush, to be published in November by Crown. The book, announced late Wednesday, does not yet have a title. In less than a day, its pre-orders have...
  • A textbook case of gouging on college campuses

    A textbook case of gouging on college campuses
    To the editor: No one quoted in the article mentioned the possibility of not changing textbooks every year or so for some classes. Why is it necessary to change an algebra text or have bookkeeping, ancient history or language textbooks updated every year?...
  • 'The Kills' a massive novel about dirty deeds in Iraq

    "The Kill" by Richard House; Picador (912 pages, $35) If you'd like to immerse yourself in a novel during your August vacation, and if you're skeptical of a world in which private contractors get away with dirty deeds outside the reach of the law,...