Spanning two continents and three centuries, National Book Award winner Colum McCann's latest novel weaves the stories of well-known figures and fictional characters, revealing fiction's role in the telling of history.
Curtis Sittenfeld's Sisterland, about pair of adult psychic twins in St. Louis, is more about sibling rivalry than the supernatural. Reviewer Sloane Crosley says Sittenfeld handles the psychic realm with a light and logical touch that keeps the book artfully within the bounds of believability.
This summer, with your help, we're assembling the Ultimate Kids' Bookshelf — a collection of 100 titles every 9- to 14-year-old should read. What was your favorite book when you were that age? Weigh in with your nominations.
Science fiction author Richard Matheson has died. Matheson wrote a number of classic episodes of television shows such as Star Trek and The Twilight Zone. His novel, I Am Legend, was adapted into movies three times.
Nearly a quarter of all public school kids are Latino, but only 3 percent of kids' books are by or about Latinos. There's a similar dearth of Native American, black and Asian characters. Why? One editor says librarians, with their high demand for multicultural books, don't drive best-seller lists.
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