It's not every day I meet a covert operative. I sit across the table from Douglas Laux, a young ex-CIA agent, wondering just what his abilities are. Has he identified every threat in the bar? Has he mapped his emergency egress?
Every emotional response to all occurrences can be expressed in the way an object is perceived or thought about by a character. It doesn't matter what the object is. But for the writer, the language with which the object is described does matter, because it can shape the reader's entire reaction to what is going on in the character's heart.
"A deep, significant exploration of artistic atonement in postwar Germany." An elucidating cultural study explores the ways artists forged a sense of redemption -- both personal and societal -- from the devastation of post-World War II Germany.
This is the kind of book everybody needs on their bedside table. The good sleepers and the bad sleepers. We all need to know why sleep is so important, what it means, and how it can change our lives.
The Supreme Court's recent decision to deny review of the Authors Guild v. Google, Inc. ruling was a blow not just to the suit's plaintiffs in the book industry but to all of us in the business of writing and publishing content.
Obama's turning down the pipeline in November 2015 was no more than a blip, a "small victory," in a protracted future war. This meant a future "with far fewer fossil fuels."
"Crazy isn't being broken, or swallowing a dark secret. It's you or me... amplified."
On September 1, 1983, two years into his first term as President, while Reagan was vacationing at his beloved Santa Barbara, California, ranch, the Soviet Union decided to awaken a drowsy world with its terrorist downing of Korean Air Lines Flight 007.
Island in the Sea by Anita Hughes sweeps readers away to yet another paradise and a couple falling under the spell of love.
Having a positive relationship with your in-law is not only necessary for well-being, but it is vital for each individual to have a functional relationship so they can enjoy the precious moments of family life and create positive memories that will bring happiness and teach the future generations positive behaviors.
ISTANBUL -- Nowadays, Turkey is going through a difficult period, and there is a growing sense of public anxiety following attacks by militants from ISIS and the PKK. But the current political climate, with its heated debates about big issues like secularism, is not unique in Turkey's history: the country has been here before.
We've been to the South Dakota Festival of Books twice so far, and we have now discovered two amazing writers who came to the festival without a book deal.
For Mother's Day, we've collected these beautiful and moving stories of mothers--their delights and their struggles. With memorable and colorful characters, they explore the unique journeys of female characters through life as parents and professionals, lovers and leaders.