Jul 10, 2012 — As Patrick Somerville read the scathing New York Times review of his book This Bright River, he realized the whole thing hinged on a factual error. To clear up the mistake, an editor at the Times emailed one of the book's main characters. The two developed what Somerville calls a "ghost relationship."
Sep 21, 2010 — For some, travel is a relaxing break, but not for writer Benjamin Percy. For our books series "My Guilty Pleasure," where authors talk about a book they are embarrassed to love, Percy discusses how he spends his vacations — armed with a travel guide, seeking out the spooky, the scary and the supernatural.
Dec 15, 2009 — Robert Goolrick's novel is a tale of murder, madness and passion. A lonely, wealthy man with dark secrets in his past requests a mail order bride, but the young woman who comes to live with him has a dark past of her own — and a sinister plan for the future.
Dec 15, 2009 — What makes a good book-club selection? Most of Lynn Neary's picks are quick reads. All are fiction. And, because some of the best conversations occur when people don't agree, a few are calculated to spark debate. So have a glass of wine, maybe a bite to eat, and let the discussions begin.
Jun 11, 2009 — Your reading this summer may involve brushing the sand off page five — or firing up your Kindle. However you do it, we have some reading suggestions for you, straight from independent booksellers around the country.
Jun 11, 2009 — Jane Hamilton's constantly entertaining novel centers around a Midwestern couple who become involved with a radio star.
Apr 26, 2009 — Robert Goolrick's new book A Reliable Wife spins a tale that will keep many a reader turning the pages late at night to find out what happens next.
Jul 29, 2008 — Hailed as the literary debut of the year, David Wroblewski's The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is an inventive retelling of Hamlet in a Midwestern family of dog breeders.
Jul 9, 2008 — Two new books bring the story of Shakespeare's Hamlet to the American Midwest, where — in addition to the usual vengeance and depression — the prince of Denmark must contend with a kennel full of dogs or hunting deer from a tree.
May 16, 2008 — How do yeast, water, hops and grain combine to form a lager, pilsener or ale? The process requires careful supervision and tightly controlled conditions. Expert brewmasters explain how temperature, timing and ingredients all factor into making an excellent beer.