- Taylor Swift goes book shopping; free books at Fenway
USA Today: Books, Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 06:47 AM
It's World Book Night tonight on Shakespeare's birthday.
- Alistair MacLeod, a Novelist in No Hurry, Dies at 77
New York Times: Books, Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 08:53 PM
Mr. MacLeod, a Canadian author, won the International Impac Dublin Literary Award in 2001 for his novel “No Great Mischief.”
- Richard H. Hoggart, 95, ‘Chatterley’ Defender, Dies
New York Times: Books, Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 04:45 PM
In a landmark obscenity case, Professor Hoggart stepped up to defend an explicit novel that was censored in Britain for more than three decades.
- Children’s Books: ‘The Day I Lost My Superpowers’ and ‘Flight School’
New York Times: Books, Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 10:15 AM
Two new books remind us that children’s outsize desires are often best fulfilled imaginatively.
- Editor: Garcia Marquez left unpublished manuscript
USA Today: Books, Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 12:48 AM
The novelist, who died April 17, reportedly left behind a manuscript he chose not to print.
- ‘A Fighting Chance,’ by Elizabeth Warren
Washington Post, Tuesday - 04/22/2014 - 10:47 PM
One of the most moving scenes of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s absorbing book, “A Fighting Chance,” occurs in its first 10 pages. After a heart attack, her father lost his job selling carpets in Oklahoma City and was demoted to a commission-only job selling lawn mowers. It did not go well.
- ArtsBeat: Digital Public Library of America Marks a Year of Rapid Growth
New York Times: Books, Tuesday - 04/22/2014 - 04:11 PM
The project, aimed at providing online access to the nation’s cultural repositories, has tripled in size since opening in 2013.
- ‘The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World’ by Trevor Cox and ‘I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey T
Washington Post, Tuesday - 04/22/2014 - 10:48 AM
Trevor Cox, an acoustic engineering professor in Great Britain, will go to any length to capture a unique sound. Looking for the most reverberant space in the world, he heard about a gargantuan oil complex, secretly dug into a Scottish hillside in the 1930s in preparation for the coming war.
- Started in Wisconsin, Dictionary of American Regional English reboots for new generation
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune: Books, Tuesday - 04/22/2014 - 08:48 AM
- 'That Girl' Marlo Thomas keeps reinventing herself
USA Today: Books, Tuesday - 04/22/2014 - 06:48 AM
Her new book about reinvention is called 'It Ain't Over Till It's Over.'
- ArtsBeat: Elizabeth Spencer Wins Rea Award
New York Times: Books, Monday - 04/21/2014 - 02:30 PM
Ms. Spencer, 92, won the award for short fiction for work that is “alert to the otherwise unobserved vital nuances of our most secret selves.”
- Doris Pilkington Garimara, Aboriginal Novelist, Dies at 76
New York Times: Books, Sunday - 04/20/2014 - 10:51 PM
Ms. Garimara was best known for her 1996 novel “Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence,” which helped awaken Australians to the plight of the Aborigines and was later made into a film.