Truman Capote's heartbreaking short story, "A Christmas Memory," is a perennial favorite around this time of year, and Jill McCorkle --- author of GOING AWAY SHOES --- explains why she's given countless copies as holiday presents over the years.
Newt Gingrich, who recently co-authored TO TRY MEN’S SOULS: A Novel of George Washington and the Fight for American Freedom, details his nearly impossible Christmas wish for a literary rarity in a story that ends in a true holiday fashion
Suzan Colón, author of CHERRIES IN WINTER, thinks back to the special relationship she shared with her grandfather, and the parallels between her own life and that of Johanna Spyri's titular character, HEIDI.
This evening, Holly Goddard Jones --- author of GIRL TROUBLE: Stories --- traces her reverence for the written word back to one childhood Christmas, and the life lessons learned from the unforgettable presents she received.
Tell us about the books you’ve finished reading with your comments and a rating of 1 to 5 stars. During the contest period from July 24th to August 7th, FIVE lucky readers each will be randomly chosen to win a copy of BROKEN PROMISE by Linwood Barclay, CIRCLING THE SUN by Paula McLain, and THE MARRIAGE OF OPPOSITES by Alice Hoffman.
Tell us about the audiobooks you’ve finished listening to with your comments and a rating of 1 to 5 stars for both the performance and the content. During the contest period from July 31st to August 21st, THREE lucky readers each will be randomly chosen to win the digital version or a CD of both GO SET A WATCHMAN written by Harper Lee and performed by Reese Witherspoon, and THE ENGLISH SPY written by Daniel Silva and performed by George Guidall.
‘Tis the season…for sun-soaked blockbusters, sweet and sour superheroes, and thunderous sound effects. It’s also the time when we get those more somber summer movies, the kind that hum along gently and are as quietly refreshing as air conditioning on a mid-July day. Unless your unit is as loud as mine, in which case the metaphor is moot --- unlike my AC. Still with me? Here are this month’s books on screen!