- The romance of Benjamin Disraeli and his wife
Washington Post, Saturday - 03/28/2015 - 10:47 AM
Unlike most contemporary couples, whose sweet nothings vanish into the electronic ether almost as soon as they’re exchanged, famed British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli and his wife, Mary Anne, put pen to paper. A lot. To each other, to friends, to themselves — enough paper to build almost an entire narrative of their shared history, which is what Daisy Hay has done to enlightening effect in “Mr.
- Tomas Transtromer, Nobel-Winning Poet, Dies at 83
New York Times: Books, Friday - 03/27/2015 - 08:58 PM
Mr. Transtromer was known for his spare yet evocative imagery and his explorations of identity.
- Funny Money: A Collection of Mangled Currency
Wall Street Journal: Books, Friday - 03/27/2015 - 03:06 PM
In a new book, “Keep the Change,” Harley Spiller showcases some of the mangled money he has amassed over the past 50 years.
- Melinda Curtis' Sweet Romance Report: 4 on my TBR pile
USA Today: Books, Thursday - 03/26/2015 - 08:47 PM
HEA contributor Melinda Curtis recs sweet romances for your TBR pile.
- Congratulations to the 2015 RITA finalists
USA Today: Books, Thursday - 03/26/2015 - 03:31 PM
Romance authors across the world woke up to some exciting phone calls this morning, letting them know they're finalists for Romance of America's prestigious RITA Award.
- Exclusive: New 'Wimpy' book set for Nov.
USA Today: Books, Thursday - 03/26/2015 - 08:06 AM
It will be the 10th installment in the series.
- YouTube’s ‘Sunshine Girl’ Comes to Print
New York Times: Books, Tuesday - 03/24/2015 - 05:28 PM
Paige McKenzie, known for her YouTube series “The Haunting of Sunshine Girl,” is trying to extend her brand with a series of novels.
- Bookends: What’s More Important to You: the Initial Rush of Prose or the Self-Editing and Revision That Come After It?
New York Times: Books, Tuesday - 03/24/2015 - 09:30 AM
Thomas Mallon and Cheryl Strayed discuss the stages of their creative process.
- Second Julie Andrews memoir due in 2017
USA Today: Books, Tuesday - 03/24/2015 - 12:48 AM
Julie Andrews' second memoir will tell the stories behind her hit movies.
- Review: Revisiting Saul Bellow’s Words, on Society, Chicago and Other Writers
New York Times: Books, Monday - 03/23/2015 - 09:10 PM
Political correctness was a challenge to this author, but Twitter would have been much worse.
- The thriller ‘The Bullet’ stars a Georgetown professor with a secret
Washington Post, Monday - 03/23/2015 - 04:47 PM
The first-person narrator of “The Bullet,” Mary Louise Kelly’s thriller about long-buried family secrets and the limits of self-knowledge, could not be further removed from either the pistol-toting pulp-fiction dames who gave rise to the femme fatale, or from their scantily clad granddaughters. Read full article >>
- Sarah Blake on her collection of poems about Kanye West
Philadelphia Inquirer: Books, Sunday - 03/22/2015 - 10:47 AM
It was Valentine's Day when poet Sarah Blake received Kanye West's 2008 album 808s & Heartbreak from her then-boyfriend and now husband, Noah Schoenholtz. It was around the time both her grandfather and mother were diagnosed with brain tumors. For West, it was a time when he and his fiancée, fashion designer Alexis Phifer, broke up and his mother died.
- Kelly Link's 'Get in Trouble': Wonderful, magical, all too real
Philadelphia Inquirer: Books, Sunday - 03/22/2015 - 08:47 AM
Do you like magical realism? Stories that start out in normal places, with regular people, and then get impossible and weird? I don't, either. It makes me feel as if the rug has been pulled out from underneath me, that I've been fooled, led somewhere I didn't intend to go.