Friday, July 31, 2009

Book TV

Here are some of the highlights from this weekend's Book TV schedule:

To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells by Mia Bray

Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan by Doug Stanton

Triple Cross: How Bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI by Peter Lance

This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

100 Best Beach Books

NPR releases the results of its Best Beach Books Ever poll.

New York Times Best Sellers

Click here for the latest New York Times best sellers lists.

Booker Prize Longlist

The longlist for the Man Booker Prize was announced yesterday. The Booker Prize honors the best novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. For a list of previous winners and shortlisted titles click here. This year's shortlist will be announced on September 8.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Author Appearance

Vincenza Scarpaci, author of The Journey of the Italians in America, will sign copies of his book at two area locations:

Date: Friday, July 31
Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: Felice's Italian Pork and Deli

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Date: Saturday, August 1
Time: 1:oo p.m.
Location: Barnes & Noble Clearwater
For more information about this event click here.

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New York Times Best Sellers

Check out the latest New York Times best sellers lists.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Frank McCourt

Famed memoirist Frank McCourt died on Sunday. McCourt is best known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Angela's Ashes, an unflinching story of his grim Irish childhood. Two other books, 'Tis and Teacher Man, chronicled McCourt's adult life in New York. You can listen to a remembrance of McCourt, as well as audio clips of the author discussing his life and work, at NPR.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Book TV

Here are some of the highlights from the Book TV schedule this weekend:

First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James Hansen

Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang by Zhao Ziyang

The Art of Making Money: The Story of a Master Counterfeiter by Jason Kersten

Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy by Peter Canellos

Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon by Craig Nelson

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Book TV

Here are some of the highlights from this weekend's Book TV schedule:

The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America's Promise by Joe Scarborough

In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam by Robert McNamara

Healthcare, Guaranteed: A Simple Secure Solution for America by Ezekiel Emanuel

Catastrophe: How Obama, Congress, and the Special Interests are Transforming a Slump into a Crash, Freedom into Socialism, and a Disaster into a Catastrophe by Dick Morris

How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist by Andrew Newberg

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

50 Books for Our Times

From Newsweek, What To Read Now. And Why.

Indie Next List

Check out some of the recommendations from independent bookstores in the July Indie Next List.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

August Releases

Place your holds now on these upcoming releases:

Bad Moon Rising by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Intervention by Robin Cook
The Traffickers by W.E.B. Griffin
Rules of Vengeance by Christopher Reich
The Birthing House by Christopher Ransom
The Battle for America, 2008: The Extraordinary Election of 2008 by Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson
Alibi by Teri Woods
The Last Ember by Daniel Levin
Of Bees and Mist by Eric Setiawan
In This Way I Was Saved by Brian DeLeeuw
The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners by Luanne Rice
Hitler's War by Harry Turtledove
Sweeping Up Glass by Carolyn Wall
I Can See You by Karen Rose
South of Broad by Pat Conroy
Smash Cut by Sandra Brown
Blindman's Bluff by Faye Kellerman
Atlantis Revelation by Thomas Greanias
Rhino Ranch by Larry McMurtry
Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay
The Hunted by Brian Haig
Sand Sharks by Margaret Maron
Vanished by Joseph Finder
Red to Black by Alex Dryden
The Shortest Distance Between Two Women by Kris Radish
Soul of a Dog by Jon Katz
The Holy Bullet by Luis Miguel Rocha
206 Bones by Kathy Reichs
Even Money by Dick Francis and Felix Francis
Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon