- Want Great Longevity and Health? It Takes a Village
Wall Street Journal: Books, Friday - 05/22/2015 - 06:47 PM
The secrets of the world’s longest-lived people include community, family, exercise and plenty of beans.
- Books of The Times: Cool Books for Hot Summer Days
New York Times: Books, Thursday - 05/21/2015 - 05:01 PM
Janet Maslin surveys summer reading, including Stephen King’s “Finders Keepers” and Renée Knight’s “Disclaimer,” the “Gone Girl” of the season.
- ‘Do No Harm,’ by Henry Marsh
New York Times: Books, Thursday - 05/21/2015 - 05:30 AM
A neurosurgeon’s account combines biography, descriptions of operations and considerations of policy.
- Critic’s Notebook: Osama Bin Laden’s Bookshelf Reflects His Fixation on West
New York Times: Books, Thursday - 05/21/2015 - 01:27 AM
A declassified list of the books and articles found in the Qaeda leader’s hide-out in Pakistan shows the efforts he made to know his enemy.
- Must-read fanfic for 'Lord of the Rings,' 'Scandal,' 'BtVS'
USA Today: Books, Wednesday - 05/20/2015 - 06:47 PM
HEA contributor Denny S. Bryce recs fanfics from the fandoms of LOTR, BtVS and Scandal.
- Archivists Find Fragments of an Unfinished Orson Welles Autobiography
New York Times: Books, Wednesday - 05/20/2015 - 04:50 PM
With the working title “Confessions of a One-Man Band,” the unfinished memoir appears to have been in the works since the 1970s.
- The best sci-fi and fantasy books for May
Washington Post, Wednesday - 05/20/2015 - 10:47 AM
Naomi Novik’s Uprooted (Del Rey, $25) is an enchanting twist on a tale from Polish folklore: A century-old wizard called the Dragon comes to a village to choose a young woman who will stay with him for a decade before being set free. In exchange, the dragon will protect the village and surrounding valley from the living Wood, a forest that’s come to life and can imprison anyone.
- Review: 'The Dig,' by Cynan Jones
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune: Books, Tuesday - 05/19/2015 - 03:00 PM
FICTION: A tough, unflinching and deeply compassionate novel follows the very different paths of a heartbroken farmer and a brutal badger-baiter.
- 2015 Printers Row Lit Fest info, schedule
Chicago Tribune: Books, Tuesday - 05/19/2015 - 12:47 PM
- Bookends: Should There Be a Minimum Age for Writing a Memoir?
New York Times: Books, Tuesday - 05/19/2015 - 09:45 AM
Leslie Jamison and Benjamin Moser debate whether someone should reach a certain age before writing a memoir.
- Judy Blume Knows All Your Secrets
New York Times: Books, Monday - 05/18/2015 - 07:04 PM
After 17 years, the confidante for legions of young readers is about to publish a new adult novel.
- Book review: Philip Kerr’s ‘The Lady from Zagreb’
Washington Post, Monday - 05/18/2015 - 04:47 PM
“The Lady from Zagreb” is Philip Kerr’s 10th Bernie Gunther novel, and if you’re already a fan, that should be enough to send you scurrying to your bookstore. If you’re not a fan, maybe you should take a look, because this is one of the finest series in progress. Bernie started as a Berlin cop in the 1930s, but by the time this story unfolds, in 1943, he is reluctantly working as an investigator for the Nazis; he despises them but can never quite escape them.
- 2015 Printers Row Lit Fest schedule, member tickets released
Chicago Tribune: Books, Monday - 05/18/2015 - 10:41 AM