Jun 17, 2014 — From romantic transits over the French countryside to a historical account of an ill-fated polar expedition, the sky is the limit in these extraordinary tales.
Dec 13, 2013 — Martha Woodroof looks at the process of acquiring a first novel from the point of view of publishers who both employ their own taste and then take care of the deal.
Oct 9, 2007 — In Brother, I'm Dying, novelist Edwidge Danticat traces the history of her family — including the two men who raised her — against the backdrop of Haiti's political turmoil.
Sep 26, 2007 — Haitian-born writer Edwidge Danticat's memoir Brother, I'm Dying details the complicated emotions surrounding the deaths of her father and uncle — and the birth of her daughter — all in the same year.
Sep 15, 2007 — In Brother, I'm Dying, Edwidge Danticat, a Haitian immigrant, tells the story of her family and two men who profoundly affected her life. Though plagued by secrets, political strife and tragedy, Danticat's family adapts and endures.
Jun 13, 2005 — The reviewer offers summer reading options, including fiction, poetry and short-story collections. He suggests titles from Jane Alison, Arthur C. Clarke, William Carlos Williams and more.
Jun 7, 2005 — This young-adult fiction title focuses on an African-American teen mother living in Houston and was recommended on All Things Considered by book critic Alan Cheuse.
Jan 17, 2005 — The winners of the most prestigious awards in children's literature have been announced. The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the best picture book, and the Newbery to the best children's book. Before the awards, were announced, one Illinois school held its own mock competition.