- Audiobooks were set to destroy books — but instead, they opened a new world
Washington Post, Thursday - 12/08/2016 - 01:37 PM
Matthew Rubery on the curious history of ‘phonography.’
- George R.R. Martin tells fans to prepare for a long, harsh winter
Los Angeles Times: Books, Wednesday - 12/07/2016 - 10:47 AM
If you're a George R. R. Martin fan hoping for a happy ending in his next installment of the “Song of Ice and Fire” series, don't hold your breath: The author confirmed that winter is coming, and it's going to be a long one. Martin, whose books form the basis for the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones,"
- Sex in a pan, an elk on the car: food and the stories we tell
Los Angeles Times: Books, Wednesday - 12/07/2016 - 06:47 AM
In September, in Nebraska, my dog and I saw an elk head on the roof of a white Suburban, the spreading antlers glistening with dew, the massive skull wrapped in blue plastic, in a service area off Interstate 80. Then three slight young men wearing traditional Amish clothing stepped from the back
- Val McDermid’s ‘Out of Bounds’ shows how a female detective gets the job done
Washington Post, Monday - 12/05/2016 - 06:47 PM
Chief Inspector Karen Pirie doesn’t need a sexy wardrobe to crack a case (or two).
- 'Settle For More': Megyn Kelly's bio lacks details and self-awareness
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Books, Sunday - 12/04/2016 - 10:47 PM
In her new memoir, “Settle for More,” Fox news anchor Megyn Kelly describes her public harassment via the Twitter account of Donald Trump, her humiliation at being asked to make copies at her first law firm despite being an actual lawyer, and her private harassment at the hands (literally) of former Fox News chief Roger Ailes.
- Books of The Times: ‘How to Speak Midwestern,’ Edward McClelland’s Regional Guide
New York Times: Books, Sunday - 12/04/2016 - 05:38 PM
This slim book goes into great detail about the distinct accents that proliferate from Minnesota to central New York.
- 'Lucky 666' tells story of daring aerial mission in Pacific
USA Today: Books, Sunday - 12/04/2016 - 12:47 PM
Authors' history takes flight thanks to good storytelling.
- 'Sanctuary Cities,' From Shakespeare's Day to the President-Elect
Wall Street Journal: Books, Saturday - 12/03/2016 - 10:47 PM
Donald Trump has vowed to block federal funding for “sanctuary cities.” But many dictionaries haven’t defined the term.
- Can a Death-Predicting Algorithm Improve Care?
Wall Street Journal: Books, Saturday - 12/03/2016 - 08:47 PM
A startup says it can tell which patients will die in the next year and lower their medical costs by providing palliative care in their homes.
- Nonfiction: Great Fictional Worlds From the Past 2,000 Years
New York Times: Books, Friday - 12/02/2016 - 11:56 AM
“Literary Wonderlands,” edited by Laura Miller, is a compendium of fantastic worlds that exist only in the imagination.
- Nonfiction: A History of the Menorah
New York Times: Books, Friday - 12/02/2016 - 11:16 AM
“The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel,” Steven Fine’s richly illustrated academic study.
- 10 New Books We Recommend This Week
New York Times: Books, Thursday - 12/01/2016 - 08:27 PM
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.