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Carol wanted to give some extra attention to Carla Buckley's novel THE THINGS THAT KEEP US, which she read in December. Its haunting story of the avian flu epidemic and the aftermath has stuck with her two months later. Check out a review here.
Adriana Trigiani discusses her latest, BRAVA, VALENTINE, on a recent taping of the TODAY show...very funny...and the book hit stores this week!
We now have more than 2,000 fans! Thanks to everybody for joining and referring friends! Electronic Arts has adapted Dante's INFERNO for a video game, and more classics are planned... Entertainment Weekly gave THE POSTMISTRESS, one of our new favorites, an A-...
Good interview courtesy of The Onion with Joshua Ferris (THE WE CAME TO THE END), whose new novel, THE UNNAMED, just came out and was an IndieNext pick... The announcement of Apple's forthcoming iPad touched of a firestorm of discussion about books --- digital and tactile --- and how this may/may not change reading. You should really become a Facebook fan and join the debate!
Rumor has it that Sean Penn and Robert Pattinson are up for the leads in the film adaptation of Sara Gruen's WATER FOR ELEPHANTS. Reese Witherspoon is already attached... The big business of James Patterson... Neil Gaiman talks books, writing and more...
January 18, 2010

Youth Awards Announced at ALA

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I was at The American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards ceremony in Boston this morning where the top books, audiobooks and video for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, King, Newbery and Printz awards – were announced. The following is from the press release as I sit in the airport in Boston. Following from the press release is a list of all the 2010 literary award winners:
Walter Isaacson (EINSTEIN and AMERICAN SKETCHES) will be on CBS Sunday Morning show...always a thoughtful, interesting interview...
A heartfelt thanks from all of us to all of you! Kathryn Stockett's THE HELP was our first ever Book of the Year, and it looks and sounds like many of you agree!
On this Christmas Day, Sandra Brown --- New York Times bestselling author of over seventy novels, including SMASH CUT, RICOCHET, and the newly released RAINWATER --- shares a deeply personal story that eloquently describes the beauty of the human spirit; one that will
This Christmas Eve, Susan Arnout Smith --- author of THE TIMER GAME and OUT AT NIGHT --- shares a moving story about the selflessness and generosity of one young child to another during a time of need, while also passing on one of