New Ronan Farrow book is meticulous and devastating

“Catch and Kill,” Little, Brown and Co., by Ronan Farrow Anyone who has read Ronan Farrow’s meticulous reporting that helped amplify the #MeToo movement would have an idea what to expect his book to be like. “Catch and Kill” delivers. It offers a look behind the scenes and exhaustively documents how he came to report… Continue reading New Ronan Farrow book is meticulous and devastating

Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe’s fault lines

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe’s social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country’s conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes. The rare double announcement — with the 2018 prize… Continue reading Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe’s fault lines

Gladwell returns with science, stories about strangers

“Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know,” Little, Brown and Co., by Malcolm Gladwell A Malcolm Gladwell book used to be an event in the publishing world. What subject would the curious writer deep dive into next? From “The Tipping Point” to “David and Goliath,” Gladwell blended his nerdy… Continue reading Gladwell returns with science, stories about strangers

New book and film on Kimbell history to debut in October

The Kimbell Art Foundation will release the new book, Of the First Class: A History of the Kimbell Art Museum, the first week of October. The book by Fort Worth author Tim Madigan is “a compelling insider’s story of how the Kimbell became the renowned institution it is today,” the museum says, and will be… Continue reading New book and film on Kimbell history to debut in October

Author Graeme Gibson, longtime partner of Atwood, dead at 85

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NEW YORK (AP) — Graeme Gibson, a Canadian novelist and conservationist and the longtime partner of Margaret Atwood, died Wednesday at age 85. Gibson’s death was announced Wednesday by Doubleday, which has published both Gibson and Atwood. He had been suffering from dementia. “We are devastated by the loss of Graeme, our beloved father, grandfather,… Continue reading Author Graeme Gibson, longtime partner of Atwood, dead at 85

“The Only Plane in the Sky” is compelling history of 9/11

“The Only Plane in the Sky: an Oral History of 9/11” (Avid Reader Press), by Garrett M. Graff People born at least a quarter-century ago probably remember the exact details of what they were doing on that beautiful blue September day when terror was unleashed across the country. Now, 18 years later, the memories of… Continue reading “The Only Plane in the Sky” is compelling history of 9/11

Erik Larson’s next book centers on Nazi blitz of London

NEW YORK (AP) — Erik Larson’s next book tells a story he knows has been heard before. “The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz,” which comes out next March, is set during the Nazi bombing of London in 1940-41. Countless books and movies have documented those fateful… Continue reading Erik Larson’s next book centers on Nazi blitz of London

‘The Cold Way Home’ is a heartbreaking blues song of a novel

“The Cold Way Home: a Novel” (Minotaur Books), by Julia Keller Julia Keller’s eighth yarn featuring small-town West Virginia crime fighter Bell Elkins is a heartbreaking blues song of a novel, employing beauty to evoke despair while reminding readers that even in the darkest of days, there might also be light. “The Cold Way Home”… Continue reading ‘The Cold Way Home’ is a heartbreaking blues song of a novel

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

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NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” ”Song of Solomon” and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that Morrison died Monday… Continue reading Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

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