Dec 2, 2013 — In softcover fiction, Ellen Meister resurrects a literary icon, Ryan McIlvain sends elders door to door, and William H. Gass strikes the key to an identity crisis. In nonfiction, Monte Reel tells of the Victorian who chased after gorillas, and Bill Streever explores the thermometer's upper frontiers.
Feb 24, 2013 — In a new novel, the 1920s writer known for her sharp wit becomes resident ghost and adviser to a modern woman struggling to find her own voice. And the two women — spirit and flesh — come to depend on each other.
Dec 4, 2011 — Longtime New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael was famous for her scathing, but honest movie reviews. A new biography chronicles her career, her personal life and her impact on movies.
Sep 21, 2011 — Roger Ebert tackles lowbrow and highbrow topics alike in his memoir; critic John Powers says the chronicle is sunny and hopeful — just like Ebert himself.
Sep 13, 2011 — Film critic Roger Ebert is famous for arguing about movies on TV with Gene Siskel. Now that cancer surgeries have left him without the ability to speak, Ebert has found a new voice online. Melissa Block visits him at his Chicago home to talk about his memoir, Life Itself.
Sep 13, 2011 — Roger Ebert's new memoir does him the favor of undoing the damage of popular deification to reintroduce you to a more complex and thoughtful writer.