Arts & Entertainment

Sales soaring for books by new poet laureate

NEW YORK – The country wants to know more about its next poet-in-chief.Sales have jumped for books by Philip Levine, a Pulitzer Prize winner who Wednesday was named the U.S. poet laureate. Within a...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

U.S. Best-selling books for Aug. 9

Fiction1. Ghost Story: A Novel of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher (Roc Hardcover)2. A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5 by George R.R. Martin (Bantam)3. Catching Fire by Suzanne...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

U.S. Best-Selling Books

Fiction1. Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva (Harper)2. A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5 by George R.R. Martin (Bantam)3. Happy Birthday: A Novel by Danielle Steel (Delacorte...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

Jesse’s Ghost leaves lasting impression of ranch life

Jesse’s Ghost is a tough but fascinating read. It’s “Happy Days” without the happy with a side dish of “Rebel Without a Cause” featuring Jim Stark and his misbehaving youth. It also highlights a...

DATE: July 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

U.S. Best-selling books for July 12

Fiction1. Now You See Her by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown & Co.)2. Smokin’ Seventeen by Janet Evanovich (Bantam)3. Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson,...

DATE: July 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Silver Sparrow’ reveals family secrets

Author Tayari Jones’ third novel, Silver Sparrow, is a beautifully written literary feat. It is also a heartbreaking story about family and secrets. Told in two different voices by girls who are...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

Trade secrets

DATE: July 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

U.S. Best-selling Books

The Wall Street Journal’s list reflects nationwide sales of hardcover books during the week that ended Saturday. Data comes from point-of-sale book data from more than 11,000 locations across the...

DATE: June 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

Whoa, Nellie! ‘Sister’ talks

Duane Smith has written more than 50 books, but Sisters in Sin just might be my favorite.Not that I have any particular affinity for prostitution, mind you. Really. But as one with an appreciation...

DATE: June 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

U.S. Best-selling Books

The Wall Street Journal’s list reflects nationwide sales of hardcover books during the week that ended Saturday. Data comes from point-of-sale book data from more than 11,000 locations across the...

DATE: June 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

Local author goes way, way back for debut novel

Forget everything you know about the Roman Empire under the reign of Nero ... that didn’t take long, did it?Now pick up a copy of Suzanne Tyrpak’s debut novel Vestal Virgin. You’ll learn more about...

DATE: June 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

Book treks through modern photos

In 1776, while the Founding Fathers were forging a new nation on the Eastern seaboard, a group of pioneers 2,000 miles away was making American history of their own. They just happened to be...

DATE: June 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books