Instead of using labels like 'crazy' to define a complex human being, these books present complicated characters who show us the nuances of mental illness.
Prior to departing on a trip home to Australia to visit family, I fell into the web (or should I say tapestry), of Indie author, Prue Batten. Prue resides on a farm in eastern Tasmania with her husband. She writes historical fiction and fantasy.
The summer after I graduated college, I went through my first big break-up. Summer started, and I was single for the first time since high school.
Mark Twain was honored during his lifetime by receiving an honorary master's degree from Yale University (1888) and three honorary doctorates. The conferring institutions were Yale University (1901), University of Missouri-Columbia (1902), and University of Oxford (1907).
Reading about people's struggles with--and triumphs over--addiction is especially fascinating to me. In the world of drug and alcohol abuse, everyone's story is so similar; but at the same time, everyone's story is so unique.
We all appreciate the elegance of simple solutions to complex problems. But we know too that simplicity can often masquerade as truth, hiding a more nuanced reality. Such is the case with inflammation, where pseudoscience, exaggerated claims, false promises, and dangerous oversimplification have dominated for too long.
"A silent character." That's how Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, describes the Panama Hotel, the titular National Treasure that grounds his bestselling novel. But the Panama is far from silent.
You've got to feel sorry for books: they have a lot to contend with. TV and computer games were bad enough, what with that deadly combination of moving images and sounds, but now there's the Internet, and all the things that come with 24-7 interconnectivity on a global scale.
This celebration of Chinese literature won't mention the 44-plus writers and journalists who are currently in prison in China, or the many more who have been harassed, threatened and forced into exile.
Putnam calls for citizens to lobby for federal policies such as expanded tax credits for the poor, more day care and growth in community colleges -- much the legislative agenda of President Obama, who was denounced for "class warfare" when he proposed it.
As a librarian at NYPL, I'm thrilled I get the opportunity to talk with my patrons and share the books that explore the diversity of Asian influence. As a society, we seem to be growing beyond broad cultural strokes, and have started to really listen to the unique experiences Asians have in America.
Meryl Moss is the founder and president of Meryl Moss Media, which just celebrated its 22nd anniversary. Meryl and her dedicated staff of publicists work with authors, both new and established, to advance exposure of their books to a wider audience in traditional and unique ways.
As memoir authors, it is our hope then when we publish our books, the words are moving, and connect deeply with our readers
Reading widely and writing book reviews either on your blog or at online bookstores serves your career and your colleagues well. But have you ever read a book review that was totally unhelpful?
I have grown very protective of my Emily Shepard. I think the reason for this is clear: I am a dad of a daughter. There is no role in the world that matters to me more than being a father.
Losing Our Way is a book that will resonate with many thoughtful Americans who feel, like the author, that America has lost her way in this last half-century. That would be most Americans, actually: Two-thirds of the American public tell pollsters they feel the country is on "the wrong track."
There's nothing magical about two people living together. Living together has nothing to do with two people understanding one another. But understanding the ways that people talk about cohabitation says a lot about who we are and the times in which we live.