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Fiction 1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95) 2. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ($14) 3. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger($14.95) 4. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith ($12....
Jacket CopyThe American Book Review has taken stock of literature and come up with its Top 40 Bad Books. The list targets some big, popular favorites -- F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic "The Great Gatsby," Richard Yates' "Revolutionary Road," the James Bond......
Jacket CopyThe 2010 PEN World Voices literary festival will feature 150 writers from 40 countries. The festival's lineup includes literary fiction heavyweights Toni Morrison, Richard Ford, Salman Rushdie, Sherman Alexie, Elias Khoury, Roddy Doyle and Aleksander...
Now aren't you sorry? Two or three weeks ago, maybe even earlier, you zipped through that absentee ballot, check check check, and hustled it off to the mailbox as if you were claiming a lottery prize. And see what you missed? So much has happened...
Tags: Polls, Elections, Government, Voting, Super Bowl
Writers and editors George MacDonald Fraser, 82; author of the "Flashman" series of historical adventure novels (Jan. 2) Gilbert A. Harrison, 92; editor of the New Republic, helped launch new talent (Jan. 3) Philip Agee, 72; former CIA official wrote...
Burn This Book PEN Writers Speak Out on the Power of the Word Edited by Toni Morrison HarperStudio: 120 pp., $16.99 If Nobel laureate Toni Morrison edits a collection of famous writers on the subject of censorship and the power of the written word,...
++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || weeks on list || || 1. || Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19.99) Bella must choose between her lover and a friend, between life and death. || 28 || || 2. || Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown:...
John Updike, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction whose novels and short stories exposed an undercurrent of ambivalence and disappointment in small-town, middle-class America, died Tuesday. He was 76. Updike's death from lung cancer was...
Tags: Death, Harvard University, Book, Poetry, Religious Conflicts
All of It Singing New and Selected Poems By Linda Gregg Graywolf Though these poems -- influenced by the poet's years in Greece -- find Gregg alone in a landscape deserted by a man, she isn't despairing but contemplative, wry, amused. * * A Mercy...
A Jury of Her Peers American Women Writers From Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx Elaine Showalter Alfred A. Knopf: 608 pp., $30 The title of this, the "first literary history of American women writers ever written," explains Elaine Showalter, comes...
Tags: Crimes, Death, Book, Poetry, Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pop quiz: What comes to mind when you think about Yogi Berra, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein and Toni Morrison? Brilliant minds, inspiring souls, trailblazers -- all are likely responses. And ... New Jersey? Yep. They all have strong ties to the oft-...
Emory Elliott, a UC Riverside professor and leading scholar of American literature who was a pivotal figure in the university's intellectual community, has died. He was 66. Elliott, who was found Tuesday at his Riverside home, died of an apparent heart...
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