More than six decades ago, she had chosen her longtime firefighter husband over Charles M. Schulz, who turned that heartache into art.
Dvora Meyers lifts the veil on what is arguably the Olympics’ most popular sport — women’s gymnastics.
Megan Abbott’s intriguing novel is a mystery about a hit-and-run death and an Olympian gymnast’s aspirations.
Authors Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson provide a nearly perfect mirror to modern-day online fan interactions in their novel.
J.D. Vance’s memoir describes how he made his way from the hillbilly world of Appalachia to the pinnacle of American middle-class life.
A collection of 55 essays by the Nigerian-American photographer and art historian explore the strangeness of the immigrant experience in
Pitt professor Irina Reyn has written a transcendent novel about Catherine the Great and a contemporary woman inspired by her.
Pittsburgh romance author Rachel Blaufeld’s latest turns the expectations of what a heartthrob in a romance novel is supposed to be like.
Detailing the “Business and the Making of American Gun Culture,” it shoots down many myths regarding the so-called love affair with guns.
'Knitting the Andy Warhol Bridge' : A poet renders Pittsburgh as a collage of places, words and images
Poet and former journalist Ann Curran explores Pittsburgh in a wry, affectionate collection of poems.
Author Sherrie Flick, country singer Scott McCreery and an opening reception at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts are on tap this week.
Mr. Piskor’s latest “Hip Hop Family Tree” volume explores the rise of a genre as it migrates from the Bronx to Philly, Miami and beyond.
After nearly 25 years of estrangement, Susan Faludi receives a surprise email from her 76-year-old father, who is now transgender.
A carefully crafted tale of love and loss in frigid Scotland in 2020.
Stuart Nadler’s second novel details the link between mothers and daughters and the men who complicate their lives.
The internet has become fertile ground for new stories featuring familiar characters, especially by women, LGBTQ people and people of color.
Actor and others with ongoing geek cred elevate Steel City Con in Monroeville, which remains a mecca for toys and collectibles.
‘Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging’: Sebastian Junger explores the warrior’s alienation after the war
Using soldiers as an example, the celebrated author makes an extended reflection on the need for inclusion and belonging.
Lisa Unger crafts a missing persons thriller that is fast-paced and hard to put down.
“American Heiress” author Jeffrey Toobin, who speaks here Monday, details the famous kidnap victim turned criminal who returned to comfort.
If your kids are tired of books about princesses, wizards and talking animals, why not try one of these new historical fiction titles?
Steven L. Orebaugh of Mt. Lebanon is an anesthesiologist and emergency room doctor.
The script in book form by Jack Thorne, with J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany, features the children of Rowling’s beloved characters.
“Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” follows eight families and their landlords in Milwaukee through the process of eviction.
Books fly out of stores during midnight release parties for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”
A highfalutin beach read, Mr. McInerney’s first novel in 10 years feels suburban even though its core is the city.
In entertaining fashion, Darryl W. Bullock tells the story of “the World’s Worst Opera Singer.”
The debutante hostage turned revolutionary was the story of the ‘70s. Mr. Toobin’s account is well worth the time and attention.
Saturday night festivities lead to the tale of a grown-up Harry & Co. in a book version of the play “The Cursed Child.”
From Larry Levis, a posthumous collection of many sad and lyrical poems over a 14-year period.
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney chronicles the life of an elite New York family grappling with the the tragedy of being broke.
'Schools on Trial: How Freedom and Creativity Can Fix Our Educational Malpractice': School reform begins with self-learning
Nikhil Goyal proposes radical educational freedom as the answer to the woes of American public education.
Neal Bascomb expertly chronicles the Norwegian-British mission to frustrate Hitler’s attempt to develop an atomic bomb before the Allies.
Mary-Louise Parker, comedian Brent Morin and the old Pittsburgh Post-Gazette presses are among events on tap this week.
'The Fires of Spring': A Pittsburgh RAND scholar's vital 'Post-Arab Spring Journey Through the Turbulent New Middle East'
Pittsburgh native Shelby Culbertson examines the Arab Spring and its fiery implications for the region and the world five years later.
The latest from the inventive novelist follows a woman’s journey through Alaska, providing social commentary at the expense of character.
The actor, a Swissvale native and Kiski School grad, replaces Virginia Montanez as the magazine’s monthly columnist.
Emma Straub’s fourth novel is a breezy read for Generation X about ex-band mates from the ‘90s trying to deal with conflicting pressures.
British music journo David Hepworth argues that the excesses of 1971 made it more exciting than all the rest.
An unvarnished look at Brownie Wise, the businesswoman who built the Tupperware phenomenon, and lost it.
Those recollections are the sauciest bits in the bio about the second-eldest sister of the Kennedy clan.
'Lafayette: His Extraordinary Life and Legacy': Donald Miller details Washington's French connection
The former Post-Gazette art critic publishes the most comprehensive biography of America’s greatest Revolutionary War ally to date.
A bad band of wannabe rockers is Mr. Andrews’ amusing followup to “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.”
“Dan Versus Nature” is an appealing tale about a boy who doesn’t like camping forced to bond with his mother’s boyfriend on a camping trip.
Ms. Oates gives those fascinated with the more sinister aspects of human behavior the type of release we perhaps, begrudgingly, crave.
The brainy pop culture essayist asks why we are certain of anything, given the probability that all our beliefs will be considered wrong.
A rock star of the ornithological world will speak in Oakland on Thursday about his painstakingly illustrated field guides to birds.
Author Judy Blume speaks about her new book “In the Unlikely Event” as part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures New & Noted series.
Larry Tye’s work traces the trajectory of a complicated politician from Joe McCarthy to liberal sainthood.
In Stephanie Danler’s debut novel, the protagonist from flyover country enters the world of a high-end New York restaurant.