Review: Rowling's 'Casual Vacancy' weaves dark magic

Book review | Rowling's 'Casual Vacancy' weaves dark magic
Kansas City Star
Rowling's first work for adults and first book not set in the Harry Potter universe stands on its own merits while maintaining its characteristic “Rowlingness” — her pacing and structure, her social conscience, her heart. “The Casual ... Rowling's ...

Kansas City Star

Writer behind Suri's Burn Book blog publishes book
CBS News
Not the real Suri Cruise, daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, but the one written about in a snarky blog — and now book — "Suri's Burn Book: Well-Dressed Commentary From Hollywood's Little Sweetheart" (Running Press). Behind this fictional Suri, ...

John Travolta Triumphs Against Author of Bathhouse Sex Book
The days of John Travolta talking back to Mr. Kotter, dancing with Olivia Newton-John, and even facing off with Nicolas Cage might be behind him, but the longtime movie star has snagged another win. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Travolta has won ...

Book Review Podcast: The Great Disconnect
New York Times (blog)
In The New York Times Book Review, Mark Lilla reviews “I Am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism” by Charles R. Kesler. Mr. Lilla writes that he needs help in understanding the conservative view of the president, whom he sees as “a ...

APNewsBreak: Schwarzenegger Book Mocks Karl Rove
Schwarzenegger, a Republican, also spoke about the book in an interview with "60 Minutes" scheduled to air Sunday, as the one-time "Mr. Universe" and Hollywood action star tries to rebrand himself and promote the memoir. CBS aired excerpts of the ...

Inspiration for 'No Easy Day' author is reissued
Sacramento Bee
NEW YORK -- A publishing house is reissuing a Navy SEAL novel set in Vietnam that helped inspireauthor Mark Owen of the best-selling "No Easy Day." St. Martin's ... The book, based on Wentz's experiences in Vietnam, was first released in 1992. "No ...

Book Review: Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Last week, a cook book was released that celebrates these best loved home cooked dishes along with the people that make them come to life. The Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes features 1,485 recipes that represent the best of the best recipes that have ...

Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Book review: 'The Book of Mischief: New and Selected Stories,'
Dallas Morning News
But The Book of Mischief ought to introduce newcomers to a dazzling stylist who has published 12 books since 1983, when Isaac and the Undertaker's Daughter debuted to acclaim. Stern's latest volume consists of six new stories and 11 recycled ones.

Dallas Morning News

Book review: 'Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad,' by David W. Lesch
Dallas Morning News
In his 2005 book about Bashar al-Assad, The New Lion of Damascus, Trinity University professor David W. Lesch gave the young ruler of Syria the benefit of the doubt, engaging in what Lesch today admits was wishful thinking. He had hoped that Bashar...

Dallas Morning News

Amazon Best Selling Author Takes More Awards from both Pinnacle and ...
The Herald |
28, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ -- The new book called Do NOT Invent Buggy Whips by award winning and Amazon best-selling author Ken Thurber has been notified that it has taken two awards - one from Readers Favorites and one from the 2012 NABE Pinnacle ...

Book Review: Pete Townshend's 'Who I Am' Could Be the Most Conflicted Rock ...
Throughout the book, Townshend makes himself uncomfortably vulnerable, especially in his deeply saddening memories of childhood sexual abuse. He sees those early years as emblematic of his postwar English generation, left parentless, at the mercy of ...

How author Adam Mansbach and Samuel L. Jackson reunited to 'Wake the Fk Up'
Entertainment Weekly (blog)
Mansbach, who has two novels coming out in 2013 and a film adaptation of his Sleep best-seller in the works, had never met Jackson in person before, so he was excited to finally shake hands with the man who helped propel his book to the top of the ...

Byrd staffer writes book about late US senator
Robert C. Byrd is well known and for the most part, well respected within the state, and the author of a new book about Byrd is hoping to foster understanding of the senator's role on the national stage. David Corbin has a unique and very personal ...

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New York Times
They live in the Jewish ghettos of the Lower East Side and, especially, the Pinch District of Memphis — the setting of much of Stern's nine previous books of adult fiction. The grown-ups work as butchers or mohels and struggle to maintain their ...

Jimmy Hoffa Search: Tipster's Story 'Doesn't Make Sense,' Author Says
ABC News
"I can't imagine this going anywhere," Dan Moldea, author of the book "The Hoffa Wars," told ABC News in an interview Thursday afternoon. According to Moldea, the person who triggered this week's search in Michigan contacted him as far back as March 30.

ABC News

Writers gather, share volumes at Festival of Books
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Yee, author of such books as “Millicent Min, Girl Genius” and the American Girl's Kanani books, is from Pasadena, Calf., and her visit to the book festival is her first trip to South Dakota. “I'm very excited,” she said of participating in the festival ...

This Week's 5 Must-Read Stories From NPR Books
And for our series PG-13: Risky Reads, author Elissa Schappell wrote this essay about a time in her life where all she wanted were the "sexy bits" out of romance novels. She liked books "whose covers featured beautiful wild-haired maidens, heaving...


Tanner's book exposes depth of discontent
The Australian Financial Review
Whatever might be said of the motives for former finance minister Lindsay Tanner's decision to write a book raking over the coals of the demise of Kevin Rudd's prime ministership, he has highlighted one deep and destructive flaw in Australian politics.

Book Review: The Art Book: New Addition, Edited by Various (blog)
All of which explains why I'm a big fan of Phaidon Press' The Art Book: New Edition scheduled for release October 1 2012. Containing over 600 full colour reproductions, thebook offers readers an opportunity to experience art from the Medieval period ... (blog)

Book review | 'Familiar' asks: Can life change in a parallel world?
Kansas City Star
In a recent interview with the literary magazine Unstuck, Lennon described the book as “a horror novel about parenthood,” and the shock of unfamiliar circumstances is ultimately overridden by Elisa's fear that she is destined to fail as a parent no ...

Kansas City Star

Wyclef Jean brings 'Purpose' book tour to Miami
Sacramento Bee
He's scheduled to discuss the book and perform Friday night at Miami Dade College. The book focuses on Jean's childhood in Haiti and his development as a musician after immigrating to the U.S. That musical development included an extramarital affair ...

Catching Up With The Perks of Being a Wallflower Author Stephen Chbosky
Paste Magazine
After crafting a truly beautiful film filled with visceral images and a stellar soundtrack, Stephen Chbosky sat down with Paste to talk about music, its role in both the book and the film and what audiences can expect from the film, which hits theaters ...

Paste Magazine

Three books capture Cowboys history
Dallas Morning News
Eisenberg, who grew up in Texas in the 1960s while the Cowboys and Texans were in the midst of their PR war, is the author of a superb book on Vince Lombardi, That First Season. He is a masterful reporter with a sharp eye for a dramatic twist: His ...

Dallas Morning News

National Book Foundation honors five young authors
New York Daily News (blog)
12 event will mark the start of the National Book awards week, and will be hosted by Neko Case. Anya Ulinich and Alino Simone will speak with the authors, and poet and photographer Thomas Sayers Ellis will DJ. With support from Amazon, the foundation ...

Jon Gosselin insider accuses Kate Gosselin of beating kids in new book
In a new tell-all book written by a journalist friend close to Jon Gosselin, accusations of severe spankings with wooden spoons and diary exposés are revealed as news about the pending book was revealed on Friday. Robert Hoffman, the journalist and ...

Leeds history book to be released in October (blog)
Hall said the book was an excellent way for her to share years of researching her hometown. She is the archivist of the Leeds Historical Society, but she also is the Leeds Scenic Byway executive director, and an active member of the St. Clair County... (blog)

Google ad service bans author for linking to self-published book on ...
An author was banned from Google's advertising program for using Bittorrent to distribute his book for free, and for linking to the torrents on his site. Though he removed the offending links, Google refused to rescind the ban.
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John Travolta Triumphs Against Author of 'Bathhouse Sex' Book - TMZ
By TMZ Staff
John Travolta just won a big legal victory against the author of a book who claims the actor frequented gay bathhouses ... TMZ has learned. You'll recall, Travolta was sued for libel by Robert Randolph -- the author of "You'll Never Spa in This ...

Google disables ads on author's website for torrenting his own book ...
By Matthew Humphries
The site is home to his book on Python programming called Learn to Program with Python, which he offers in a range of formats (paperback and e-book) for you to purchase, but he also offers the bookfor free. In order to get his book read by ...

Bestselling author talks of his career
By Debby Knox
John Green is getting noticed. Between his 1.2 million followers on Twitter, his loyal fans who show up for his book signings, and his New York Times bestselling books, he's a rock star in the world of authors.
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This Week In Photography Books – Xu Yong
By Jonathan Blaustein
Father, or not, though, I was totally engrossed with “This Face,” a new book by Chinese artist Xu Yong, recently published by Editions Bessard. It's a nice follow up to last week's book, as these images also meditate on the the intersection of ...
A Photo Editor

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Author To Sign Copies At The Grove Friday ...
By Lauren
'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Author To Sign Copies At The Grove Friday Night. September 28, 2012 10:20 AM. Share this. View Comments. More Activity. Facebook Activity. What's this? Add to Timeline - What's This. Click "Log in" to publish what you ...
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TED Blog | On our reading list: Nate Silver's new book The Signal ...
By Kate Torgovnick
In his new book, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail But Some Don't, Silver explains the “prediction paradox”—that it is only by adopting a true appreciation for uncertainty that one can form a more accurate picture of how ...
TED Blog

Google Disables Ads Because Author Torrents Free Book ...
By Rollin Bishop
Jackson published the book himself, and has been offering it for free, with his monetary compensation being mostly donations and whatever Google AdSense ads could drum up. Techdirt explains what happened when Google cut off his ads: ...

The Daily Illini :: Rowling should close the book on Potter
By Ryan Weber
On the eve of the Thursday release of her newest book, “The Casual Vacancy,” J.K. Rowling suggested in an interview with BBC that she might revisit the idea of writing more about Potter. For me, all was not well.
The Daily Illini

Indian Filmmakers Option Book 'Spy Princess: The Life of Noor ...
By Nyay Bhushan
Film rights to the real-life spy thriller by author Shrabani Basu have been acquired by LA-Mumbai based filmmakers Zafar Hai and Tabrez Noorani, who was line producer on “Slumdog Millionaire.”

John Travolta Wins Legal Battle With Author Who Claims Actor ...
John Travolta has won victory in a libel case over brought against him by author Robert Randolph, who wrote a book claiming the 'Grease' star frequented “gay bathhouses”.
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Guardian review | Books | The Guardian
What is creative non-fiction? Should factual books use literary techniques? Writers on subjects ranging from the Red Cross to whales to India reflect on their ...

APNewsBreak: Schwarzenegger book mocks Karl Rove - Yahoo ...
Publish your own activity and retain full control. ... obtained Friday by The Associated Press in advance of the book's release, it turned out to be an awkward visit.

Exclusive extract of Gerrard's book - Liverpool FC
Now available in hardback and e-book form, My Liverpool Story is a stunning photographic celebration of Gerrard's Anfield career, complete with more than 150 ...

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Best books for intelligence analysts (5 books)
5 books based on 1 votes: Collaborative Intelligence: Using Teams to Solve Hard Problems by ...Goodreads: Book reviews, recommendations, and discussion ...

Writer behind Suri's Burn Book blog publishes book - SFGate
This Sept. 25, 2012 photo shows author and blogger Allie Hagan in New York. ... a book, "Suri's Burn Book: Well-Dressed Commentary from Hollywood's Little ...

Books banned in Texas public schools, 2011-2012
Houston Chronicle (blog)
Five books were banned from middle and high schools: •”Num8ers” by Rachel Ward was banned from Spring Branch Middle School because of profanity. Ward's book is about a girl who is able to intuit the exact date people are going to die. •”Dash and Lily's ...

Word on the street: mobile libraries bring books to underserved populations
New York Daily News (blog)
... population of Portland, Ore. Since proof of address is not necessary to check out books, manybooks don't get returned. For the librarians, the return of readers eager for more things to read is as much a cause for celebration as the return of a ...

JK Rowling's new book: Gritty and darkly humorous
Christian Science Monitor
"I've had my books burnt," said the author, whose magical stories were condemned as Satanist by some Christian groups. "I've got quite a way to go to upset people that much with 'A Casual Vacancy.'" RECOMMENDED: 10 Fall fiction books you'll want to...

Christian Science Monitor

Sandusky Victim Has Book Deal
... as inappropriate. Loading... Alert icon. Sign in or sign up now! Alert icon. Loading... Published on Sep 27, 2012 by ESPN. ESPN senior writer Don Van Natta reacts to the book deal for a victim, from the Jerry Sandusky as well as what it means for ...
"Harry Potter" author's new book now in stores
· JK Rowling Talks Future 'Harry Potter' Books 0:53. Watch Later JK Rowling Talks Future 'Harry Potter' Booksby ClevverMovies14,393 views · Harry Potter and the Order of the ...

Put Down Your E-Reader: This Book Is Better In Print
Gillian Cross' new retelling of Homer's The Odyssey is aimed at kids 8 and up, and like many children's books, it's brightly colored and beautifully illustrated. But the artwork in this book — illustrated by Neil Packer — seems sophisticated for a ...


Irving Adler, Author of Science and Math Books for the Young, Dies at 99
New York Times
A Book of Reasons” (1961), Mr. Adler answers simple questions like “Why don't the fish freeze when the pond freezes?” and “Why can a fly walk on the ceiling?” Mr. Adler's books have sold over 4 million copies and been translated into 19 languages.

New York Times

Book examines difficulties of coming out to kin in the Bible Belt
Kansas City Star
Barton, a professor of sociology and women's studies at Morehead State University uses pseudonyms for the people and town in her book, but her small town of "Thomasville" sounds much like Winchester, Ky., where she lives. The question she tries to ...

Book Burdening
New York Times
I recently started reading a wonderful and compelling book about sports. Before I finished it, I bought a copy and gave it to my 14-year-old nephew. As I got further into the book, I came upon a homosexual relationship that I thought might not be ...

New York Times

Book author's suit against John Travolta dismissed
Robert Randolph alleged the actor frequented gay bathhouses in the book and then sued Travolta and his lawyer, claiming they attempted to discredit him and his book by spreading media lies about the author's mental health. The dispute stemmed from the ...

Book News: Mitt's Haikus, Romancing Readers : The New Yorker
By Rachel Arons
An extensive collection of works by Hemingway has been donated to the University of South Carolina. Nick Morgan explains how Harlequin, which hosts a “Pajama Party” every year at the Romance Writers of America conference, is an ...
Culture Desk

First look at J.K. Rowling's new book 'The ... - New York Daily News
In her first adult novel, “The Casual Vacancy,” which the Daily News obtained ... J.K.Rowling, famous for writing the kid's books about Harry Potter, has a book ...

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