- Colson Whitehead's 'The Underground Railroad' is timely, necessary and shattering
Los Angeles Times: Books, Saturday - 08/27/2016 - 12:47 PM
It’s hard to make your way through the Underground Railroad. And when you finally do — after days, weeks, months submerged in its acrid darkness, soundless and shattered, with only bouts of desperate, fitful sleep — you come up to the light, stand still in the open air and wait for the next instance
- Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘ADHD Nation’
New York Times: Books, Friday - 08/26/2016 - 03:28 PM
Alan Schwarz talks about “ADHD Nation”; Raina Telgemeier discusses “Ghosts”; and Nicholson Baker talks about “Substitute.”
- Amy Schumer has a USA TODAY hit with 'Girl'
USA Today: Books, Thursday - 08/25/2016 - 12:47 PM
The star is the latest female comic to write a best seller.
- By the Book: Jacqueline Woodson: By the Book
New York Times: Books, Thursday - 08/25/2016 - 07:00 AM
The author, most recently, of “Another Brooklyn” loved “The Little Match Girl” as a child. First, “I cried for a week. Then I was done and ready to go out and change the world!”
- A Physicist's Nightmare of the Void
Wall Street Journal: Books, Thursday - 08/25/2016 - 06:47 AM
An attempt to explain the origins of the universe leads to a haunting vision of nothingness.
- Winchester Library Lines
Winchester Star, Thursday - 08/25/2016 - 03:01 AM
Did You Know: Online courses are available at the library using the public computers. Just bring earbuds, an email address and some curiosity. The librarians can recommend several free online education providers including edX, Coursera and Khan Academy. Summer Reading wrap up: Congratulations to all of the participants in the Adult Summer Reading program.
- Morton Schindel, Who Turned Children’s Books Into Animated Films, Dies at 98
New York Times: Books, Wednesday - 08/24/2016 - 07:40 PM
Inspired by a trip to the children’s room of the New York Public Library, the filmmaker sought to preserve the books’ lush illustrations when animating them.
- N. K. Jemisin on Diversity in Science Fiction and Inspiration From Dreams
New York Times: Books, Wednesday - 08/24/2016 - 04:04 PM
The first African-American to win the Hugo Prize for best novel, Ms. Jemisin talks about almost walking away from “The Fifth Season,” which won the award.
- Robert Seethaler Talks About His New Book, Writing and Acting
New York Times: Books, Wednesday - 08/24/2016 - 11:52 AM
The Austrian-born Berliner moonlights as a European character actor, but he spends most of his time writing.
- What Ken Burns left out of his new kids’ book about presidents and why
Washington Post, Tuesday - 08/23/2016 - 10:47 PM
‘Grover Cleveland, Again!’ skirts the full story on Jefferson and Hemings
- Women and writers of color win big at Hugo Awards and the Puppies are even sadder
Los Angeles Times: Books, Tuesday - 08/23/2016 - 12:47 PM
The winners of the Hugo Awards were announced at a gala ceremony in Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday, marking a good night for women and authors of color, and a very bad one for the "Puppies." Writers N. K. Jemisin and Nnedi Okorafor, both of whom are African American women, won the novel and novella
- Nonfiction: Overselling A.D.H.D.: A New Book Exposes Big Pharma’s Role
New York Times: Books, Monday - 08/22/2016 - 05:30 AM
“ADHD Nation,” by Alan Schwarz, is important, humane and compellingly written.