Friday, July 10, 6:30 p.m. Miami Dade College's , Freedom Tower, Downtown Miami. 600 Biscayne BoulevardMiami, FL 33132. RSVP here. Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled readers with seventeen thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots. His brilliant hero, Gabriel Allon—art restorer, assassin, spy—has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents, including George Smiley, Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Simon Templar.
"Hot!" said the conductor to familiar faces... "Some weather!... Hot!... Hot!... Hot!... Is it hot enough for you? Is it hot? Is it...?" --F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby "Beach read" is the operative term for all discussions about summer reading list season, which unofficially begins on Fourth of July weekend. But many of us were landlocked when we were young and associate hot weather reading with cheap, sun-drenched folding chairs scattered across the lawn.
Bantam is reissuing the iconic Ruby fruit Jungle(paperback, $16) to mark both Pride Month and the 42nd anniversary of the novel's publication. Rita Mae Brown writes about her landmark novel: Silence is as instructive as running the mouth. When Ruby fruit Jungle was first published by Daughters, Inc., in 1973, the print run was 1,000 copies. Silence. No advertising, no reviews, not a glimmer of interest from the literary establishments. And then orders hit like an avalanche.
In Patience and Fortitude: Power, Real Estate and the Fight to Save a Public Library, Scott Sherman chronicles the twisted path of the New York Public Library's proposed Central Library Plan, a "wide-ranging reconfiguration of services" that "had been born in June 2007 and was announced to the public nine months later at a little noticed press conference." Some of the most critical decisions, which Sherman first exposed in a 2011 piece for the Nation magazine, were reached behind closed doors.
The South Florida celebrity chef will be onsite promoting her latest book: #MaximumFlavorSocial. Award winning Chef Adrianne Calvo is scheduled to team up with Barnes & Noble this Friday June 26, 2015 for an interactive book signing event for her latest cook book, #MaximumFlavorSocial. Event will feature bite sized portions of her award winning dishes and a Q & A where foodies can get insight on how to add #Maximumflavor into their own kitchen. Event will take place at Barnes & Noble West Kendall located at 12405 N Kendall Dr. Miami, Fl. 33186 at 7PM.
For many, a perfect place to escape to is a British village of a certain era. Look no farther than the Grantchester mystery series (Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death, ...the Perils of the Night, ...the Problem of Evil and 2015's Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins), published by Bloomsbury USA.
As Judy Blume's new novel, In the Unlikely Event, opens, Miri Ammerman is nervously boarding a flight to New Jersey. She is returning to her hometown of Elizabeth for a ceremony marking the 35th anniversary of three successive plane crashes that occurred there during the winter she was in the ninth grade.
At the close of The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals, all seems well in tiny Narberth, Wales. Wendy Jones's debut concluded with a hard-won resolution, but in The World Is a Wedding, the author returns to Narberth to find that the state of affairs wasn't entirely tranquil, and the residents of the sleepy village are changing at the breakneck pace of the world around them.
Vincent Bugliosi, the former prosecutor turned crime author, who died last Saturday at age 80, was best known as the Los Angeles County deputy district attorney who prosecuted Charles Manson and three followers for the Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969. The gruesome case riveted the country, and soon after the trial, Bugliosi and Curt Gentry wrote the definitive book about the murders and trial, Helter Skelter:
Kamel Daoud is an Algerian journalist who lives in Oran.The Meursault Investigation, his debut novel (reviewed below), revisits Albert Camus's The Stranger, and the death of the unnamed Arab, as narrated by his brother. The book won the Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman and the Prix François Mauriac, and is translated from the French by John Cullen.
Jamie Anderson knows the risks of being a cop's wife: her husband, Mike, faces danger on the job every day. But when Mike's partner is seriously wounded in a shooting, Jamie watches helplessly as Mike becomes mired in guilt and grief. After Mike goes back to work, he's involved in the death of a Hispanic teenager--but this time Mike is the shooter. As the story hits the local news and he withdraws deeper into himself, Jamie struggles to keep their family afloat.
As the Internet's cabinet of curiosities continues to expand, the "winners" in the battle for our attention are those who find ways to connect different interests in new, revelatory ways. We recently connected with a writer inspired by seeing someone in a different way. The "street-wise stylish" Yahdon Israel lives in New York; one day, riding the A train, he saw a young guy, "wearing Reebok Kamikaze IIs, camouflage pants, a flannel shirt tied around his waist, a black graphic tee and a pair of lime green headphones."
The Writers Are Coming! Bestselling novelist, Marlon James, celebrated poetess, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, and award-winning children’s book author, Tracey Baptiste, headline this year’s WORD! – A Caribbean Book Fest. This annual coming together of authors, readers and literary curious returns on Saturday, June 6 to the Medgar Evers College campus in Brooklyn, NY - the world's largest Caribbean meeting.
The Battle of Waterloo, which marked the end of the 25-year period of revolution and war that had convulsed Europe after the French Revolution in 1789, took place nearly 200 years ago, on June 18, 1815, near the town of Waterloo, in present-day Belgium. There, an Anglo-Dutch-Prussian force led by the Duke of Wellington decisively beat Napoleon, who was soon sent into his second, more lasting exile.