- Victor D. Infante: In defense of killing a ‘Mockingbird’
Winchester Star, Tuesday - 07/28/2015 - 10:47 AM
It’s been heartbreaking to see so many intelligent, well-intentioned people wringing their hands in horror at the release of “Go Set A Watchman,” Harper Lee’s sequel — or maybe rough draft — to “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Particularly at issue is the revelation that later in life, heroic lawyer Atticus Finch becomes a racist and, in fact, a card-carrying member of the KKK.
- Books of The Times: Review: Kristen Green’s ‘Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County’
New York Times: Books, Monday - 07/27/2015 - 03:42 PM
Ms. Green’s book is a history of the racial struggles in the 1950s and ’60s of one Virginia community, which closed its public schools rather than integrate them.
- William Vollmann’s ‘The Dying Grass’ is the reading experience of a lifetime
Washington Post, Monday - 07/27/2015 - 06:47 AM
The story of the Nez Perce War of 1877 seems like a ready-made narrative for modern times. It pitted noble (but doomed) Indian Chief Joseph fighting for the survival of his people against a reluctant antagonist, Brigadier Gen. Oliver Otis Howard, who was ordered to do his duty against his conscience.
- RWA day 4: Jessie Potts checks in from NYC conference
USA Today: Books, Monday - 07/27/2015 - 04:47 AM
HEA contributor Jessie Potts reports from the final day of RWA's national conference.
- Shakir Rashaan recaps latest 'Power' episode: What do you want most?
USA Today: Books, Sunday - 07/26/2015 - 08:47 PM
HEA contributor Shakir Rashaan recaps the latest episode of Power.
- Books of The Times: Review: Jane Urquhart’s ‘The Night Stages,’ a Novel of Melancholy and Missed Chances
New York Times: Books, Sunday - 07/26/2015 - 04:41 PM
The latest novel by this Canadian writer consists of three narratives, linked by a single night that an Englishwoman named Tamara spends in a Canadian airport around 1960.
- Novel based on El Chapo is a real rush
USA Today: Books, Sunday - 07/26/2015 - 02:47 AM
Art imitates real life in Don Winslow's fast-paced novel 'The Cartel.'
- What it’s like to fight a nuclear war every day of your life
Washington Post, Saturday - 07/25/2015 - 06:47 PM
Just before a five-ton plutonium bomb detonated one-third of a mile above the city, unleashing a fireball exceeding 540,000 degrees and propelling a blast that pulverized buildings and carbonized flesh over three square miles, Wada, 18, was at a streetcar terminal, taking a lunch break after a driving shift. Taniguchi, 16, was riding his bicycle while delivering mail; an undersized boy, he barely reached the pedals.
- 'Pet': A new Dr. Seuss is on the loose!
USA Today: Books, Friday - 07/24/2015 - 02:47 PM
A brother and sister wonder what pet should they get in newly discovered title.
- ArtsBeat: Rediscovered Pablo Neruda Poems to Be Published
New York Times: Books, Friday - 07/24/2015 - 02:07 PM
Copper Canyon Press will publish a collection of 20 poems that were found by archivists last year.
- RWA day one: Jessie Potts checks in at the RWA literacy signing in NYC
USA Today: Books, Thursday - 07/23/2015 - 08:50 PM
HEA contributor Jessie Potts finds romance reader nirvana at book signing in NYC.
- Critic’s Take: It’s the End of the World as She Knows It
New York Times: Books, Thursday - 07/23/2015 - 05:00 AM
Female writers don’t need to destroy the world in order to imagine feeling unsafe in it.