Saturday, September 27, 2008

Author Appearance

Mystery writer Stuart Woods will be in the Bay area next week to promote his new book Hot Mahogany. You can catch him at two different bookstores on Saturday, October 4:

Inkwood Books
216 South Armenia Ave
Tampa, FL 33609
Time: 12:00 pm

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2025 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Time: 4:00 pm

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fall Reading

Check out for new Fall titles.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

National Book Festival

The 2008 National Book Festival will take place Saturday, September 27 on the National Mall in Washington D. C. More than 70 authors and illustrators will take part in this annual celebration of books and reading. The Library of Congress website will have downloadable podcasts of participating authors. For a listing of festival authors click here.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Villains in Literature

From Britain's The Daily Telegraph, the 50 Greatest Villains in Literature.

Oprah's Latest Selection

Oprah revealed her latest book club selection yesterday: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, a debut novel by David Wroblewski. The novel tells the story of a mute boy named Edgar who shares a special bond with dogs. This selection marks the 62nd since Oprah began her book club in 1996. For a complete list of the book club selections click here.

For more information about the author and the book, try these sites:

Author interview
Book website

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Booker Prize

The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize was announced on September 9.

"Now in its 40th year, the prize aims to reward the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. The Man Booker judges are selected from the country's finest critics, writers and academics to maintain the consistent excellence of the prize."

This year's titles are:
  • The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga*
  • The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Berry
  • Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
  • The Clothes on Their Backs by Linda Grant
  • The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher
  • A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz
(* available from PCLS)

The winner will be announced October 14. For a list of past winners click here.

October Releases

Keep an eye out for these October releases:

Grace by Richard Paul Evans (10/7)
Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession by Anne Rice (10/7)
Queen Takes King by Gigi Levangie Grazer (10/7)
Lulu in Marrakech by Diane Johnson (10/7)
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly (10/14)
A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas (10/14)
The Fire by Katherine Neville (10/14)
I See You Everywhere by Julia Glass (10/14)
Bones by Jonathan Kellerman (10/21)
Dark Summer by Iris Johansen (10/21)
Testimony by Anita Shreve (10/21)
Rough Weather by Robert B. Parker (10/21)
Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn (10/21)
The Gate House by Nelson Demille (10/28)
A Good Woman by Danielle Steel (10/28)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

In Their Own Words has an informative overview of the 2008 political candidates based on the candidates' memoirs:

All of the candidate memoirs mentioned are available through PCLS.