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Moscow Bombing: Literature Sheds Light On Problems In Russia (New York Review)

The New York Review Of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As Moscow recovers from and responds to Monday's suicide bombings, we can turn to writing and literature from the past few decades to help us understa...

Stephenie Meyer's New 'Twilight' Novella Will Be Free Online

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"I'd always considered 'The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner' as something for the fans," said Meyer. The English-language version of the novella will...

Book Covers: Still Important In The Age Of eBooks?

The New York Times | MOTOKO RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Among other changes heralded by the e-book era, digital editions are bumping book covers off the subway, the coffee table and the beach. That is a los...

Raquel Welch On Her New Book 'Beyond The Cleavage': The Real Story Behind The Sex Symbol (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Raquel Welch, the 60's and 70's icon and sex symbol, has written a new book about her life called "Raquel: Beyond the Cleavage," and was on "Good Morn...

Margaret Atwood On Her Twitter Followers: 'Like Having 33,000 Precocious Grandchildren!'

The New York Review Of Books | Margaret Atwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Margaret Atwood has a guest blog post on the New York Review of Books website this week, and we love her description of her foray into the Twittersphe...

'Real Housewives' Books Extend Reality Stars' Fame, But Will It Last?

AP | ALICIA RANCILIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Heidi and Spencer Pratt did it. So did Kate Gosselin and Omarosa. These "reality stars" have all published books, extending another ...

Short Story Month: The White Road and Other Stories

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Concluding a series of posts for Short Story Month, a review of The White Road and Other Stories by Tania Hershman. Beginning with a café in Antar...

Bill Maher said: "The Bitch Set Me Up" We say: "You Bet She Did"

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rosalyn Hoffman

How to survive tough times in style: Nothing rivals a doggy park for free entertainment (important for any bitch on a budget) and for meeting people.

'A Time To Betray': New Book

Newsmax | Ken Timmerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A former Iranian Revolution Guards officer who spied for the CIA in Iran for nearly decade is telling his story in a new book that will hit bookstores...

Nicholas Sparks

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The romantic melodrama machine that is Nicholas Sparks keeps running at full capacity. The prolific author, whose weepy ...

Barbara Streisand To Make Appearance At BookExpo America

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Barbra Streisand will appear at the opening-night keynote reception for BookExpo America to promote "My Passion for Design." The boo...

French Publisher Gallimard Planning To Sue Google | Barbara Casassus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Gallimard and two other French publishers plan to sue Google for scanning books without prior permission. The move was announced at the Paris Book Fai...

Are Essays Viable in the Twenty-First Century?

Patrick Madden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Patrick Madden

The term essay itself has fallen into disfavor. Just mention the word and watch people's eyes glaze over, hear them stammer out apologetic platitudes and poorly veiled excuses.

Amazon 'Bullying' Small Booksellers, | Mike Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

INTERNET giant Amazon has been referred to the Office of Fair Trading amid accusations by Scottish booksellers that it is "bullying" them out of busin...

Stephenie Meyer New Book Out Soon: 'Twilight' Follow-Up Novella Coming In June

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Attention "Twilight" fans: Stephenie Meyer has a new book coming out. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will release "The Short ...

'Solar': Ian McEwan's Comic Take On Global Warming

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LONDON — A warming planet, deadlocked politicians, feuding scientists. The headlines about climate change are a source of worry and satisfaction...

Emma Thompson And The Healing Power Of Jane Austen

Telegraph UK | JoJo Moyes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I can't have been the only one taken aback to hear that the apparently cheerful and pragmatic Emma Thompson suffered severe depression after the break...

Haiti's Libraries: History At Risk

Madison Smartt Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Madison Smartt Bell

The Bibliothèque Haïtienne, like the other collections which are also in danger, won't directly feed or clothe or shelter Haitian people. But it contains a spark of the spirit they need to keep going.

'The Road from Ruin': First, Do No Harm: Managers Need a Hippocratic Oath

Angel Cabrera, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Angel Cabrera, Ph.D.

As true professionals, business leaders must accept their responsibility to create real, sustainable value.

Apple Tells Publishers What Price To Charge For iPad eBooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The so-called agency model is a "mirage" with Apple dictating to publishers what they can charge for books sold via the iBook Store on Apple's iPad, a...

Martha and Her: The Best of Friends?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Martha, you had to be hurt when Mariana testified against you at your trial. But writing this book and exposing the intimacies of your longstanding friendship so publicly, was a particularly bitter form of betrayal.

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Did you miss the weekend's book reviews? Check out some of the highlights below. "The Lotus Eaters," Tatjana Soli The New York Times If it sounds a...

James Franco Writes Short Stories

EW | Thom Geier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

[E]ven I had to raise an eyebrow when I learned that Scribner would be publishing Franco's first book this October, a story collection named for the 3...

Poetry Reviews: What's The Point?

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

But in almost any conversation on the topic of poetry reviews, one question comes up: what's the point? This question isn't always asked with the flip...

Thinking Against the Grain

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jim Randel

The characters in Michael Lewis's The Big Short are so nutty that they become wealthy by ignoring everyone on Wall Street, who maintained that the national housing market could never fall.