- Pope and Dagger
Wall Street Journal: Books, Monday - 09/29/2014 - 04:47 PM
Persecuted Catholic clergymen in Elizabethan England hid in 'priest holes' built into the stately homes of sympathetic nobles.
- REVIEWS: 'Drivel: Deliciously Bad Writing by Your Favorite Authors,' by Julia Scott, and 'The Day of Atonement,' by David Liss.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune: Books, Monday - 09/29/2014 - 02:47 PM
- REVIEW: 'A Sudden Light,' by Garth Stein
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune: Books, Sunday - 09/28/2014 - 12:48 PM
FICTION: Heavy on family drama and light on scare, “A Sudden Light” is a most unusual ghost story.
- REVIEW: 'The Emerald Light in the Air,' by Donald Antrim
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune: Books, Sunday - 09/28/2014 - 08:48 AM
FICTION: Darkly comic stories examine men rife with isolation, loss and delusions of grandeur.
- REVIEW: 'The Underground Girls of Kabul,' by Jenny Nordberg
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune: Books, Sunday - 09/28/2014 - 06:48 AM
NONFICTION: A Western journalist discovers a subculture of girls dressed as boys in Afghanistan’s patriarchal culture.
- REVIEW: 'A Brief History of Seven Killings,' by Marlon James
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune: Books, Sunday - 09/28/2014 - 04:48 AM
FICTION: A narrative told in many voices, Marlon James’ book traces the CIA involvement in the Jamaican gang wars of the 1970s.
- J. California Cooper, author of tales of African American life, dies at 82
Washington Post, Sunday - 09/28/2014 - 12:49 AM
J. California Cooper, a writer who enjoyed a widespread acclaim for her fable-like tales built largely around the imagined lives of African American women, died Sept. 20 in Seattle. She was 82. A spokeswoman, Vivian Phillips, confirmed the death. Ms. Cooper had several heart attacks in recent years. Read full article >>
- Joe Queenan on the Need for a New Man Bag
Wall Street Journal: Books, Friday - 09/26/2014 - 08:47 PM
Shoulder bags, messenger bags, canvas bags and especially backpacks look stupid, says Joe Queenan. So what's a man to do?
- No Fear of Prying at Merkin and Jong Dinner
Wall Street Journal: Books, Thursday - 09/25/2014 - 10:47 PM
Erica Jong and Daphne Merkin talk sex, icons and handbags at dinner to celebrate Ms. Merkin's new collection of essays.
- Author Jackie Higgins on Street Photography's Comeback
Wall Street Journal: Books, Thursday - 09/25/2014 - 08:47 PM
A new book, 'The World Atlas of Street Photography,' has pictures by 100 established and emerging photographers, working in more than 50 cities on five continents.
- Lahr Biography Conjures Up Tennessee Williams
Wall Street Journal: Books, Thursday - 09/25/2014 - 10:47 AM
John Lahr spent 12 years writing a biography of Tennessee Williams; in an interview, he talks about writing biographies and the one time he met the playwright.
- Bob Shacochis wins Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction
Washington Post, Wednesday - 09/24/2014 - 06:47 PM
“The Woman Who Lost Her Soul,” an epic about America’s unbridled military ambitions, has won this year’s Dayton Literary Peace Prize for fiction. In their announcement of the $10,000 award this morning, the judges said that novelist Bob Shacochis “creates an intricate portrait of the catastrophic events that have led to an endless cycle of vengeance and war between cultures.” Read full article >>
- 27 Views of Charlotte offers poetry and prose about the Queen City
Charlotte Observer: Books, Wednesday - 09/24/2014 - 02:47 PM
If youve forgotten or perhaps never knew just how much Charlotte has transformed itself in recent years, 27 Views of Charlotte: The Queen City in Prose & Poetry