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Kevin Powers, novelist
His National Book Award finalist novel, “The Yellow Birds,” draws on his Mideast experience, as does his poetry collection, “Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting.” Powers reads at the third annual Nantucket Book Festival at 12:30 on June 20 in ...

Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. China Dolls by Lisa See (Random House, fiction, on sale June 3). What it's about: Three young women become performers at the Chinese-American Forbidden City Nightclub ...

Summer books: 5 novels you must read
Minneapolis novelist Charles Baxter, a member of the 2013 National Book Award judging committee for fiction, recommends “The Good Lord Bird” by James McBride, which won the National Book Award. “ 'The Good Lord Bird' is the funniest book you'll read ...

Summer books: 5 mysteries you must read--and then ten more.
St. Paul writer William Kent Krueger, winner of this year's Edgar Award for best novel, recommends “Little Wolves” by Thomas Maltman. “I found 'Little Wolves' to be satisfying on so many levels. The language of the storytelling was beautiful. The ...

Black Authors, Members Of The Publishing Industry Mostly Absent At National ...
Black Authors, Members Of The Publishing Industry Mostly Absent At National ...

Children's books to keep kids reading all summer
The best part about summer reading is the freedom to find a good book and dive in without stressing about book reports or reading points. Whether your young reader is listening to you read or venturing out on his or her own with easy readers and ...

O'Reilly, Dunham, King lead parade of fall books
Labor Day is 13 weeks and countless cookouts and picnics away. But after four days at BookExpo, the annual convention in New York, booksellers and publishers are buzzing about the big books of the fall, their busiest season. Here's a look at five ...

Hachette's Chief at Front Lines in Fight With Amazon Over E-Books
As a young book editor at Little, Brown & Company in 1992, Michael Pietsch paid $80,000 — $45,000 more than the next-highest bidder — for a postmodern novel by a little-known writer named David Foster Wallace. He spent years urging Mr. Wallace to cut ...

Books|Relevant? Nurturing? Well, So's Your Old Man
In Mr. Raeburn's book, there is plenty of good news for dads, and plenty of bad. A zippy tour through the latest research on fathers' distinctive, or predominant, contributions to their children's lives, “Do Fathers Matter?” is filled with provocative ...

Trigger warnings on books could change the experience
"The Great Gatsby," "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Merchant of Venice" are among the books under discussion for trigger warnings, due to misogyny, racism and anti-Semitism, respectively. As a First Amendment fanatic, I don't take kindly ...

Jean Norris, creator of Twin Vision books for the blind, dies at 96
Norris organized volunteers to meet in her kitchen in Sherman Oaks to make more of the books. The notoriety of the project spread, and in the early 1960s the nonprofit American Brotherhood for the Blind — now the American Action Fund for Blind ...

Miss Savannah State donates books to children
But she hasn't forgotten “Green Eggs and Ham” and the other books that inspired her when she was little. Now, having been elected Miss Savannah State University, the public relations and advertising major is trying to make sure children in Savannah ...

Christine Smallwood: Books about books
In the nineteen-nineties, when you bought a book at Barnes & Noble the cashier slipped it into a plastic bag bearing a black-and-white illustration of an author's face—Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Edith Wharton. Recently, I was poking around a bookstore ...

BookCon: One-legged boy steals show from John Green
If you're not among the millions who have read Green's novel — it's been No 1 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list for the past four weeks, and in the top ten since Christmas — a little background: It's about star-crossed lovers who meet at a ...

George R.R. Martin's editor suggests 8 books are possible
Groell, an executive editor at Penguin Random House, recently answered questions from fans at Suvudu.com, where she admitted that Martin may exceed the promised seven books of his wildly popular fantasy series. Anne Groell. “I begin to wonder,” Groell ...

How Did That Mind-Blowing 'Game Of Thrones' Duel Play Out In The Books?
Oberyn enters the picture in the third book in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, titled “A Storm of Swords.” As on the show, Oberyn serves as one of the three judges during Tyrion's trial. As the trial starts going south, it's Oberyn who approaches ...

'Chavista' school books stoke passions in Venezuela
"The government has made great efforts to redefine historic events with an ideological bent, and these books represent that intention," said Juan Maragall, education secretary in the opposition-run state of Miranda. "Teachers are concerned." The books ...

June 2014's Best Books: 10 Must-Reads You'll Want to Start ASAP
To ensure that you leave ample time for feasting on ice cream and backstroking in the ocean, though, we've gone ahead and narrowed down that endless list of books so you can get right down to reading time. From gothic thrillers and comic satire to ...

Books by the Bay: Richard Nagler's 'Looking at Art' turns the lens on the viewer
Photographer Richard Nagler introduces a handsome new book about art lovers looking at art; Laura Deutsch urges writers to rely on their senses; and Laurel Braitman delves into the world of animal behavior (and misbehavior) in this month's new releases ...

Game of Thrones By the Book: The Mind-Blowing Fight and Sansa's Maleficent ...
Game of Thrones By the Book: The Mind-Blowing Fight and Sansa's Maleficent ...

Students receive free books from local club
With that goal in mind, local kindergarten and first-grade students received new books Monday, thanks to the Morris Kiwanis Club. “Our motto is serving the children of the world,” Kiwanis member Don McKinney said. “We look for ways to serve the kids in ...

Lambda Awards honor best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books
The Lammys, as they're known, recognize the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the previous year. The prizes are sponsored by the nonprofit Lambda Literary Foundation, a legacy of Washington's Lambda Rising Bookstore, which closed ...

Volunteers sort and distribute 40000 'First' books
More than 80 volunteers showed up Friday, some 400 arrived Saturday and, as a result, over 40,000 books are now on their way to deserving children in San Antonio. Volunteers flocked by the dozens Saturday to the H-E-B warehouse off Interstate 35, where ...

Open Road Media Acquires Premier Digital Publishing List
Open Road Integrated Media, the largest independent ebook publisher, announced today that it has acquired the book list of 300+ titles of Premier Digital Publishing, a leading independent ebook publisher. Premier Digital's titles, a majority of which ...

Seven Books You Should Read Before Summer's Over
We've all been there; standing around at a happy hour, networking event, or water cooler when someone suddenly drops a commonly accepted book reference. You nod with a knowing smile, but you can't add anything back to the conversation because you ...

Joshua Ferris on the books he loves and loathes
Joshua Ferris, best known for his 2007 comic novel And Then We Came to the End, has an excellent new novel out, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. Ferris talked to EW about some of the books that impacted him as an author and person — as well as some ...

Book Buzz: 'Game of Thrones' could be 8 books
There might just be a little more for Game of Thrones fans to read. While answering fan questions on Suvudu Universe, George R.R. Martin's editor Anne Lesley Groell wondered if there might be more than seven books in Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire ...

GRRM's Editor: There Might Be 8(!) Game of Thrones Books
George R. R. Martin's longtime editor is now predicting that there'll be one more book added to the Song of Ice and Fire saga. By Matt Fowler. If it wasn't already distressing enough that HBO's Game of Thrones TV series is most likely going to overtake ...

Diversity in Children's Publishing: A BookCon Panel
Prominent African-American and Hispanic children's book publishers, publicists, agents, and authors were featured on the BookCon panel “Where Are the People of Color in Children's Books?” held on Saturday, May 31. It's a perennial hot-button topic that ...

Osceola puts summer books in all its young students' hands
She and her staff launched a massive — and first-ever — effort this week to distribute 100,000 free summer books to every child in kindergarten through third grade in Osceola's 28 elementary schools. Related; Osceola County public school book ...

Books to Watch Out For: June
“J. D. Salinger: The Escape Artist” (New Harvest), by Thomas Beller, out June 3rd. The fourth installment of James Atlas's Icons series, Beller's book is a work of biography as personal quest. Beller, who is a frequent contributor to Page-Turner, plays ...

Students At Manchester's Washington School Gets Free Books
"We started this book fair here four years ago because your principal and your teachers told us we should bet on you," Dockery told the students in the school's gymnasium. "They told us that if we provided these books, you would read them during the ...

'Learn Africa is sound, would continue to raise bar in book publishing, marketing'
The company was established in 1961 as Longman Nigeria – a book publishing concern wholly owned by Longman Group UK Limited, now Pearson Education. On July 23, 1996, the shares of Longman Nigeria plc were listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange ...

Column Hillary Clinton's book tour: It's about a lot more than selling books
Column Hillary Clinton's book tour: It's about a lot more than selling books. OpinionCommentaryColumnPoliticsElectionsHillary ClintonPolitical Fundraising. Hillary Clinton's book tour: It's about a lot more than selling books ...

George RR Martin clarifies his publishing plan, talks 'Thrones' changes
The Thrones-verse rumor mill went into overdrive Tuesday as outlets jumped on a comment attributed to George R.R. Martin's editor that hinted the New Mexico-based fantasy author might write eight books for his epic Song of Ice and Fire saga instead of ...

Banned Books Week to Focus on Comics and Graphic Novels
This year's theme for Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will concentrate on graphic novels and comic books. The campaign runs from Sept. 21 to Sept. 27. “This year we spotlight graphic novels because, despite their ...

Report: Saudi Arabia bans books of pro-Muslim Brotherhood clerics
The Saudi-owned paper said it has confirmed information that books authored by Saudi cleric Salman al-Odah and his Kuwaiti counterpart Tariq al-Suwaidan were ordered to be removed from the bookstores. Hussein al-Ghamdi, manager of a bookstore in ...

Bob Bergdahl journeyed deep into Afghan books, language to save his son
(CNN) -- When Bob Bergdahl was formally introduced to America in the White House Rose Garden beside the President, he was startling to see and hear at first: He was wearing a long beard and even speaking Pashto. The transformation of the former UPS ...

Einhorn Joining Flatiron Books
Bob Miller, president and publisher of Flatiron, explained that the original plan was to publish only nonfiction books at the imprint. This notion has now changed. “Forming this partnership offers us an irresistible way to expand,” Miller said. At ...

Must-Read Books For Summer 2014
As the warm weather finally arrives, we're looking at what's new this season in books suited for coming days at the beach, in the mountains, or even your backyard. There's a new series from New Hampshire children's author Paul Durham, a memoir from ...

Syracuse district to give 10 books to every elementary student for summer reading
First-grader Bella Tirado poses with other children and with Ginny Carmody of the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County, Syracuse Superintendent Sharon Contreras and Clifford the Big Red Dog at this morning's book giveaway at Salem Hyde Elementary ...

Game of Thrones Roundup: George RR Martin Might Need to Write 8 Books ...
Game of Thrones Roundup: George RR Martin Might Need to Write 8 Books ...

On the Books: Mario Lopez memoir arriving this fall
Saved by the Bell's Mario Lopez's upcoming memoir Just Between Us will be released on September 30. In the book, the Extra host opens up about his successes in the entertainment industry and “the heartbreaking mistakes” that still haunt him, including ...

Startups Pitch a Brighter Future for Book Publishing
Anyone foolhardy enough to talk of of building a future in publishing these days likely must first wait until the snickering around them dies down. That's especially true now, as the industry watches intently while Amazon puts the squeeze to Hachette ...

'Blackfish' Star John Hargrove Inks Book Deal With Macmillan Publishing ...
'Blackfish' Star John Hargrove Inks Book Deal With Macmillan Publishing ...

Get Your Game Mastering Unframed With Engine Publishing
The award winning Engine Publishing, the people behind the successful game mastering blog Gnome Stew and the books for game masters Eureka, Masks and Never Unprepared, are releasing a new book for tabletop game masters. Unframed, currently in ...

Confirmed: Harvard book bound in human skin
Confirming skin-crawling news last year, Harvard's rare-book library reported Wednesday that a 19th-century volume about the soul and an afterlife is indeed bound in human flesh. In the late 1880s, French author Arsène Houssaye presented his 315-page ...

Amazon Is NOT the Putin of Books
Despite a huge market share, Amazon apparently still wants books, especially the e-books that everyone agrees are the future of the medium, to be cheaper than what publishers and big-name authors want you to pay for them. Just who the hell does Amazon ...

Libraries can digitize books without consent, says top EU court advisor
European libraries are allowed to digitize books without the consent of the rights holder, the senior advisor to Europe's top court said Thursday. The European Copyright Directive does not prevent the digitization of books in a library's collection if ...

Monroeville mom writes kids books
Ms. Krznaric said she knows she had better keep her day job as a clerical worker in the Adoption Department of Allegheny County's Office of Children, Youth, and Families because she said she ''will never get rich“ writing children's books. Each sale ...


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