- Kevin Starr will never be replaced: William Deverell remembers the historian and author
Los Angeles Times: Books, Wednesday - 01/18/2017 - 12:47 PM
Kevin Starr mastered the stage whisper. At a stiff faculty or committee meeting, and with twinkle in his eye, he’d bring a hand or a book to his mouth, and, thus poorly disguised, offer a thought, a bon mot, an impertinent question, or even a joke. It was his version of sotto voce, but it came
- Ivanka Trump delays release for book 'Women Who Work'
USA Today: Books, Tuesday - 01/17/2017 - 10:58 AM
The delay is due to "momentous changes" in Ivanka's life.
- Still unsolved, a child-murder case inspires a gripping new novel
Washington Post, Monday - 01/16/2017 - 04:47 PM
Emma Flint’s ‘Little Deaths’ revisits the true-crime story of Alice Crimmins, a mother suspected of killing her children in the mid-60s.
- Reader's Notebook: Lie to Me: Fiction in the Post-Truth Era
New York Times: Books, Sunday - 01/15/2017 - 02:26 PM
Like reality-TV fans and some Donald J. Trump supporters, today’s novel readers may recognize the artifice before them but form a bond of “shared culpability.”
- Books: New and noteworthy
USA Today: Books, Sunday - 01/15/2017 - 06:02 AM
Veronica Roth's 'Carve the Mark' goes on sale Jan. 17.
- Two warring countries and one 'Lucky' little boy
USA Today: Books, Saturday - 01/14/2017 - 02:00 PM
'Lucky Boy' is a novel about the tug-of-war over a Mexican baby.
- Turning the nightmare of a child’s loss into art
Washington Post, Friday - 01/13/2017 - 06:47 PM
Thomas Harding recounts the accident that took his son and its impact on the family.
- George Karl: A Belittling, Berating Brawler
Wall Street Journal: Books, Thursday - 01/12/2017 - 06:47 PM
Karl missed the real revolution in the NBA: players recognizing the power they held and wielding it accordingly—and justifiably. Will Leitch reviews “Furious George: My Forty Years Surviving NBA Divas, Clueless GMs, and Poor Shot Selection.”
- Ivory Tower: How to Be Civil in an Uncivil World
New York Times: Books, Wednesday - 01/11/2017 - 05:25 PM
Should civility be based on mutual contempt rather than mutual respect? New books on what it means to be civil.
- Look out, hobbits: Marlon James is working on an epic fantasy trilogy
Los Angeles Times: Books, Wednesday - 01/11/2017 - 10:47 AM
Marlon James, who won the Man Booker Prize for his novel “A Brief History of Seven Killings” and is one of The Times’ critics at large, is working on an epic fantasy trilogy in the mode of J. R. R. Tolkien. James was inspired to write the trilogy years ago, after learning that the cast of the "Lord
- Nonfiction: Is Edward Snowden a Spy? A New Book Calls Him One.
New York Times: Books, Monday - 01/09/2017 - 05:00 AM
In “How America Lost Its Secrets,” Edward Jay Epstein says Russia was the main beneficiary of Snowden’s revelations.
- Books of The Times: Review: ‘How to Be Bored’ Looks at How to Deal With the Blahs
New York Times: Books, Sunday - 01/08/2017 - 05:34 PM
Eva Hoffman’s latest explores the problem with a plenitude of options, and how to make the most of downtime without the help of digital devices.