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'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 ...

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.

Dolly Parton Heads Literacy Effort For Preschoolers

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A Greater Manchester council has joined forces with country music star Dolly Parton to make reading more accessible for pre-school children....

A is for Amy & Adonis: Chapter K

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven Crandell

Amy was on the desperate side of midnight. Her silky kimono robe smelled of breast milk vomit. Her hair looked like a bird's nest. She felt like scre...

Go Rogue: Seven Lessons for Aspiring Authors

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rob Asghar

As the author of a new, independently published book, I'll share with aspiring authors some lessons I've learned so far in the two months my book has been out.


The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The existence of this beautiful 10,000-square-foot library, which opened on March 18, prompts so many questions: How could such state-of-the-art techn...

Sarkozy's Father Writes Tell-All Book

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

PARIS — French President Nicolas Sarkozy's father, a self-confessed bon vivant and womanizer, said Sunday he is setting the record on his life s...

How to Avoid Writing Your First Novel

Lynn Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lynn Rosen

As I get older, I'm starting to believe: figure out what frightens you most, and go there. So there I am going. And I am inviting you along on the journey.

Moscow Suicide Bombing: 5 Books On Russia's Escalating Islamic Separatist Problem

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Chechen rebels have taken credit for the Moscow bombing. The history of Russia's violent conflicts with Georgia is a long one. A number of books have ...

Sri Lankan Author Sarah Malini Perera Arrested For 'Offending Buddhists'

Times UK | Jeremy Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

An expatriate Sri Lankan woman who wrote two books about her conversion from Buddhism to Islam has been arrested while on holiday in Sri Lanka, appare...

Mindy Lewis's Happy Family

Rebecca Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Walker

With Passover rolling around, I find myself once again aware of my relationship to this traditional family gathering, gauging the particular breadth of my remove.

Shaquille O'Neall's Mother Shares Her Wisdom In New Book 'Walk Like You Have Somewhere To Go' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Shaquille O'Neal's mother has her own story to tell, and it's not just about raising a sports superstar. In her new book, "Walk Like You Have Somewher...

Healthcare Reform: Fiction Goes Where Congress Fears to Tread

Lionel Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lionel Shriver

I think fiction is the only form that can animate the current healthcare debate, which otherwise gets lost in the dulling details of tax credits and Medicare fee structures.

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...

Hot Air

Dale Pendell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dale Pendell

Three new books on global warming are doing what they can to wake us up, hoping to shake us out of our denial before we bottom out.

Graduation Gift Ideas: 12 Great Books For Grads (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Graduation season is upon us, and all of us seem to know at least someone who's graduating, whether it's from high school or from college. So what do ...

In Writing, Art, And Music, Everybody Steals

David Shields | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Shields

The citation of sources belongs to the realms of journalism and scholarship, not art. Citation domesticates the work, flattens it, denudes, it, robs it of its excitement, risk, danger.

A Great Read: The Language of Secrets

Marcia Meier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Marcia Meier

Dianne Dixon's debut novel, The Language of Secrets, is destined to become this year's The Memory Keeper's Daughter and a perennial book club favorite.

The Oil Specter That Haunted Alaska Is Now Haunting The Gulf: A Look Back At Exxon Valdez

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Peter Canby The New York Review of Books The Specter Haunting Alaska November, 2005 "The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World" by Paul Ro...

David Foster Wallace's Undergraduate Thesis To Be Published Next Year As 'Fate, Time, And Language'

GalleyCat | Mark Byrne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Columbia University Press announced recently that its fall catalog will include an unpublished book by David Foster Wallace. No, not The Pale King, wh...

Are Comic Book Biographies Worthwhile?

Christian Science Monitor | Albert Ching | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, international pop star Lady Gaga and "Twilight" actor Taylor Lautner aren't typical comic book protagonists, bu...

The Greatest Car Race Ever? Not The Indy 500. Ford vs. Ferrari In 1966 (VIDEO)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

As I read Go Like Hell, I turned the pages faster, heart humming on all cylinders -- you can ignore the racing story (if you must) and thrill to this book as a business saga, an adventure story or even a mythic quest.