Monday, October 27, 2008

Author Appearance

Florida author James Swain will be making two local appearances this week to promote his new book The Night Stalker.

Inkwood Books
216 South Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 253-2638

Date: Thursday, October 30
Time: 7:00 p.m.

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Haslam's Book Store
2025 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
(727) 822-8616

Date: Saturday, November 1
Time: 3:00-5:00

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For more information about James Swain click here.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

November Releases

Keep an eye out for the following November releases:

Divine Justice by David Baldacci (11/4)
Salvation in Death by J.D. Robb (11/4)
Conspirata by Robert Harris (11/4)
Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton (11/4)
Just After Sunset by Stephen King (11/11)
The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb (11/11)
A Mercy by Toni Morrison (11/11)
The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffery Deaver (11/11)
Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card (11/11)
Cross Country by James Patterson (11/17)
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (11/18)
The Private Patient by P.D. James (11/18)
Dying for Revenge by Eric Jerome Dickey (11/18)
Arctic Drift by Clive Cussler (11/25)
Your Heart Belongs to Me by Dean Koontz (11/25)

Book Award Roundup

The winner of the 2008 Booker Prize was announced earlier this week. Click here for an interview with the winning author.

The 2008 National Book Award finalists were announced earlier today. The National Book Awards celebrate the best of American literature in four categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature.

Fiction Finalists:
  • The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon
  • Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner*
  • Shadow Country by Peter Mattiessen
  • Home by Marilynne Robinson*
  • The End by Salvatore Scibona
Nonfiction Finalists:
  • This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust*
  • The Hemingses of Monitcello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed
  • The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals by Jane Mayer*
  • Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives by Jim Sheeler*
  • The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order by Joan Wikersham
(*available from PCLS)

The winners will be announced on November 19.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Festival of Reading

The sixteenth annual St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading will be held Saturday, October 25 in downtown St. Pete. This exciting festival will feature several big-name authors, more than 50 booksellers and exhibitors, and plenty of fun activities for the kids. Some of the featured authors include: Dennis Lehane, Richard Paul Evans, Susan Orlean, Ridley Pearson, Lisa Unger, and Jeff Shaara.

Event Details:
140 Seventh Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Saturday, October 25, 2008, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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