RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Books and Magazines

A collection of news and information related to Books and Magazines published by this site and its partners.

Top Books and Magazines Articles

Displaying items 56-66
  • The Biblioracle: Who is the Great American Novelist?

    The Biblioracle: Who is the Great American Novelist?
    When Jonathan Franzen's next novel, "Purity," is released in September, you're going to read a lot of debate about whether Franzen is the Great American Novelist. He's a contender for sure, but is he the "greatest"? Just because Time magazine put...
  • Editor's choice: 'Bettyville' by George Hodgman

    Editor's choice: 'Bettyville' by George Hodgman
    Paris, Mo., population 1,246 and falling: This is the hometown to which George Hodgman returned for his mother Betty's 91st birthday. Two weeks stretched into two months. He thinks about leaving but cannot bring himself to get a flight back to New York....
  • Reviews: 'So You've Been Publicly Shamed' and 'Is Shame Necessary?'

    Reviews: 'So You've Been Publicly Shamed' and 'Is Shame Necessary?'
    Early in 2012, a well-known writer seemed to go slightly crazy. Jon Ronson was already something of a journalistic stuntman, a sleuth who sniffed out strangely compelling stories on topics like military-funded psychics ("The Men Who Stare at Goats") and...
  • Review: 'Blue Stars' by Emily Gray Tedrowe

    Review: 'Blue Stars' by Emily Gray Tedrowe
    One of the most dramatic scenes in Emily Gray Tedrowe's riveting war novel takes place, not on streets of Iraq and Afghanistan strewn with improvised explosive devices, but in a suburban Whole Foods not far from Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Lacey Diaz...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Jami Nakamura Lin

    Me, My Shelf and I: Jami Nakamura Lin
    Books loom large in Jami Nakamura Lin's earliest memories. "One day my dad came home from work and found my mom, sisters and I sobbing in the master bedroom, the entire bed covered in Kleenex." Her father's concern turned to laughter when they...
  • Review: 'Hissing Cousins' by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer

    Review: 'Hissing Cousins' by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
    If the predictions of pundits and pols hold true, voters in 2016 will have little to decide but choice of dynasty: Bush or Clinton. Where, oh where, are the new faces and names, the critics have been moaning. Yet, American politics has long been...
  • E-reader: Author's job adventures are 'Money' in the bank

    E-reader: Author's job adventures are 'Money' in the bank
    Some Things I Did for Money by Stephanie Georgopulos, 1-hour read, Kindle Single $2.99 Stephanie Georgopulos recalls a lifetime of unconventional and occasionally disastrous jobs in her Kindle Single, "Some Things I Did for Money." Growing up in a...
  • New in paperbacks: 'Can't and Won't' by Lydia Davis

    New in paperbacks: 'Can't and Won't' by Lydia Davis
    Can't and Won't by Lydia Davis, Picador, 289 pages, $16 Davis' collection ranges from stories that are one line long ("Bloomington") to transcriptions of email spam ("Hello Dear") to a cow's observations on life ("The Cows"). In reviewing the book for...
  • The Saucy Book Mavens book club

    The Saucy Book Mavens book club
    Our club: The Saucy Book Mavens, based out of the north and northwest sides. A series of coincidences: Before our first meeting in November 2011, Maureen, one of our members, answered an ad on Reader's Circle to join a book club. At Maureen's regular...
  • Review: 'The World Beyond Your Head' by Matthew B. Crawford

    Review: 'The World Beyond Your Head' by Matthew B. Crawford
    When it comes to dystopias, you can keep your "Hunger Games" and "1984s." The most terrifying vision of the future I've seen came in the movie "WALL-E," where a spaceship jammed with pampered, Earth-fleeing refugees glides aimlessly through the universe....
  • Spiritual roundup: 'Between the Dark and the Daylight,' more

    Spiritual roundup: 'Between the Dark and the Daylight,' more
    Between the Dark and the Daylight by Joan Chittister, Image, 173 pages, $20 As a believer that there is much wisdom to be mined at the margins, those in-between spaces in life where all is not either this way or that, I was drawn first by the title...