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Mona Simpson's 'Casebook' seeks to untangle family ties

Mona Simpson's 'Casebook' seeks to untangle family ties

When his mother begins getting serious about her new boyfriend, 15-year-old Miles Adler-Hart does what any good citizen of L.A. would...

Alex Beam's 'American Crucifixion' takes on early Mormon history

Alex Beam's 'American Crucifixion' takes on early Mormon history

It didn't last long, but for a short time in the 1840s the Mississippi River town of Nauvoo was the largest city in Illinois. While...

Dining on foodie books from Colman Andrews, Luke Barr, Allen Salkin

Dining on foodie books from Colman Andrews, Luke Barr, Allen Salkin

It's hard to believe that only 50 years have passed since Julia Child set foot on the new continent of American Foodlandia. And yet...

Gina Frangello on her new novel and life as a writer [video]

Gina Frangello on her new novel and life as a writer [video]

Gina Frangello's "A Life in Men" (Algonquin) is a novel about a woman with...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Five essential reads

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Five essential reads

Gabriel García Márquez, who died Thursday at 87, was a prolific writer, dating back to his work as a journalist in the...

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Presidents and writers laud Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Presidents and writers laud Gabriel Garcia Marquez

It may be generations before we see another writer reach Gabriel Garcia Marquez's stature; he was so well-known and well-loved. His novel...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 87

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 87

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” enchanted millions of...

Jackie Kerouac? 12 women's road books

Jackie Kerouac? 12 women's road books

Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" is the ultimate 20th century road novel, a quest in which the story is the journey, not the destination. It's...

Walter Kirn on 'Blood Will Out' and a friendly psychopath [Video]

Walter Kirn on 'Blood Will Out' and a friendly psychopath [Video]

Walter Kirn's novels have been made into films ("Up in the Air," "Thumbsucker"), but his most recent book is nonfiction. Part memoir, part...

'Gone Girl': Love the book? Watch the trailer

'Gone Girl': Love the book? Watch the trailer

Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl" is one of those bestselling novels that's making a swift transition to...

Best Translated Book Awards finalists announced

Best Translated Book Awards finalists announced

Translating a book is arduous and notoriously low-paid work. It's a labor of love for most. With a few blockbuster exceptions (think Gabriel...

2014 Pulitzer Prize goes to 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt

2014 Pulitzer Prize goes to 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt

Donna Tartt's bestselling novel "The Goldfinch," published by Little, Brown, won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction Monday. On Twitter, the...

Parents hate 'Captain Underpants,' 2013's most-challenged book series

Parents hate 'Captain Underpants,' 2013's most-challenged book series

What is there not to love about "Captain Underpants"? Plenty, according to the legions of parents and other concerned citizens who lodged...

Where have all the moderates gone? Politics as 'gladiatorial combat'

Where have all the moderates gone? Politics as 'gladiatorial combat'

Barry Glassner first detailed how politicians use fear-mongering in his 1999 book “The Culture of Fear.” He wrote of politicians...

Authors dig for fresh stories to retell biggest moments in sports

Authors dig for fresh stories to retell biggest moments in sports

If his new book “Showtime” accomplishes anything, Jeff Pearlman said, he hopes that it will give Jack McKinney proper credit for...

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