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Richard Zoglin pens a biography of Bob Hope that is as big as its subject.
The tale of a British superhero on an Earth like ours — but not quite.
Journalist Phyllis Lee Levin looks at the life of the sixth president and great American.
The Australian author who devoted 12 years to writing “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” speaks Wednesday in Oakland.
In a flawed but still interesting memoir, the actress and granddaughter of Ernest opens a light on the troubles of her famous family.
“The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia”: Longtime reporter George Anastasia finds an ideal vehicle.
Philip Kerr’s latest in the detective series about Bernie Gunther, one of the most reluctant Nazis to be encountered in fiction.
Amanda Berry’s "Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland" was written with journalists Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan.
One way to identify good excellent books for children is to check out the titles selected by the Best Books for Babies committee.
Pittsburgh native Zak Ebrahim wrestles with the legacy of terrorism: his father, an Egyptian, killed extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane in 1990.
The Ramones were a dysfunctional punk quartet that managed to make influential music together.
Our modern master of the macabre pens a new essay collection.
The "Writing Pittsburgh" project will open with neighborhoods and technology, publishing three books during the next five years.
“The Girl on the Train” has earned comparisons to “Gone Girl,” but it’s also on par with Patricia Highsmith’s psychological thrillers.
Ms. Morrison explores what is learned too late about childhood trauma and how it can live on and reverberate for decades, for generations.
“The Italians” and “Eating Rome”: Two books to better understand Italians and the art of eating like one
Mr. Dickstein’s great strength is giving the reader a sense of being in the moment as the culture undergoes change.
April is National Poetry Month and a great time of year to page through a book of poems or try a novel in verse.
A weekly writing workshop gives recovering addicts some space, says teacher Valerie Bacharach.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Deep Down Dark” opens Pittsburgh’s Literary Evenings, Monday Night at the Lectures on Sept. 21.
Award-winning cartoonist Roz Chast has been drawing since she was a child. She will be in Pittsburgh April 23.
In poignant detail, Brian Matthew Jordan looks at the life of Union soldiers after returning from the Civil War.
The author will talk about her memoir “Leaving Before the Rain Comes,” which covers the disintegration of her 20-year marriage.
Volume 1 of the writer and activist’s magnum opus is an important but flawed work, puzzling and inscrutable as an object of review.
The Pirates’ 1971 season is a launch point for Beard’s subtle beauty-of-baseball treatise, but fandom is not needed to appreciate “Swing.”
Elisa Albert is the latest to explore the difficulties of maintaining a sense of self when faced with motherhood.
Rolf-Dieter Muller’s history, subtitled “Hitler’s Secret Plans to Invade the Soviet Union,” brings home the nightmarish descent to war.
LA Times reporter Jill Leovy shows how murder affects families, causing an agony that intensifies with time and echoes through generations.
Daniel Jones, editor of The New York Times’ Modern Love column and who grew up in Fox Chapel, will speak at Pitt on Tuesday.
The 10th book in the Cotton Malone series by Steve Berry is a fast-paced and entertaining traditional thriller, with Pittsburgh action.
Duquesne Univ. English professor Greg Barnhisel skillfully shows how modernist art and literature was used to influence the Cold War game.
The legendary Pitt teacher’s “Pomes with Many Bags of Buttered Popcorn and Big Pepsis” is a large, dense book, a prose writer’s poetry.