Books


 John Edgar Wideman.

John Edgar Wideman working on Emmett Till book

John Edgar Wideman to give public reading at Hill House’s Kaufmann Center today

1 day ago


 Nancy Martin, a speaker at the Women Read, Women Write book festival.

40 authors to attend Women Write festival

Forty authors and 250 people will discuss fiction this Sunday at Andrew Carnegie Library & Music Hall in Carnegie

3 days ago


 Stephanie O'Dea.

Author Stephanie O'Dea shows moms how to blog for bucks

The author of “Real Moms Making Real Money Blogging at Home in Their Pajamas” shares some tips of blogging success.

3 days ago


 "World Gone By" by Dennis Lehane

'World Gone By': Joe Coughlin returns in Dennis Lehane’s sequel to 'Live by Night'

Dennis Lehane gives what most people want in a crime novel — a fast-paced story with enough unexpected occurrences.

6 days ago


 "The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales" by Franz Xaver Von Schonwerth.

'The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales': Departures from Grimm's familiar path

Franz Xaver von Schönwerth (1810-86), a Bavarian civil servant, collected stories from rich and poor alike. They enchant and entertain.

6 days ago


 "Prudence" by David Treuer.

'Prudence': A novel of secrets of the heart on the homefront

David Treuer's examination of a Minnesota family, circa 1942, brims with poetic language and emotion.

6 days ago


 Dennis Lehane, author of "World Gone By" will speak in Pittsburgh on Monday.

2Do this week, March 22-28: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Organist Barbara Bruns, writer Dennis Lehane, performance artist Cynthia Hopkins, Duquesne University’s Symphony Orchestra and more ...

6 days ago


 "March: Book One"

'March': Fifty years after Bloody Sunday, the events are recalled in graphic novel

The first books of the three-book series trace the life of John Lewis, from his childhood to his involvement in the March on Washington.

1 week ago


 Bill Browder.

'Red Notice': American Bill Browder examines the high cost of doing business in post-Soviet Russia

His “True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice” is a compelling account of high stakes dealings.

1 week ago


 Ned Beauman.

'Glow': Ned Beauman's novel of a man on the move enchants and dazzles

The story of a London fellow whose internal clock is set to 25 hours a day is a fast-paced jaunt through rave culture and more.

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 “Exploring Calvin and Hobbes” contains the first extended print interview with creator Bill Watterson since he retired.

Bill Watterson speaks: How 'Pogo' and 'Peanuts' inspired the creator of 'Calvin and Hobbes'

Mr. Watterson provides a rare interview with the curator of the cartoon museum at Ohio State University.

1 week ago


Book review: YA novel by Jennifer Niven explores teens' emotional struggles

In “All the Bright Places,” author Jennifer Niven presents a girl learning how to live from a boy who just wants to die.

2 weeks ago


 "Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread," by Chuck Palahniuk.

Nationally known authors to speak here in spring

Richard Flanagan, Chuck Palahniuk and Celeste Ng will appear this spring at Carnegie Library Lecture Hall.

2 weeks ago


 Erik Larson, former Wall Street Journal reporter, says "a chance confluence of forces" caused the Lusitania disaster.

'Dead Wake': Erik Larson details 'The Last Crossing of the Lusitania,' perhaps a journey of hubris

Mr. Larson not only has a keen eye for delicious detail and an endless appetite for research, he has a lot to work with.

2 weeks ago


 "The Buried Giant" by Kazuo Ishiguro

'The Buried Giant': Kazuo Ishiguro's attempt at myth-making falls flat

In a setting of post-Arthurian Britain, Mr. Ishiguro leaves out the charm, thrills and fun of tales of quests, mayhem and moral dilemmas.

2 weeks ago


 Maurice Sendak (1928-2012), author of the children's classic "Where the Wild Things Are," first published in 1963, has support within the community of Ridgefield, Conn., for a museum in his honor. One proposed site is a vacant modernist building, designed by architect Philip Johnson, within walking distance from the village center.

Connecticut town of Ridgefield plans Maurice Sendak museum

Three years after his death, his western Connecticut hometown is pursuing a museum honoring the author of “Where the Wild Things Are.”

2 weeks ago


 Pittsburgh native Karen Mocker Dabson, author of "The Muralist's Ghost."

Maxo Vanka is subject of 'The Muralist's Ghost'

“The Muralist’s Ghost,” a first novel by Karen Mocker Dabson, was inspired by Vanka’s works in St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church.

3 weeks ago


 Author Alice Randall and her daughter Caroline Randall Williams, authors of "Soul Food Love."

Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams cook up some 'Soul Food Love'

A mother-daughter cookbook writing team put healthy spin on traditional soul food.

3 weeks ago


A festival of humanities: Festival will address topics from art to science

Tony nominee Tonya Pickins, filmmaker John Sayles and writer Azar Nafisi are among the speakers at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust-CMU event.

3 weeks ago


 James Risen, author of "Pay Any Price"

'Pay Any Price': New York Times reporter James Risen vows to go to jail before revealing his sources

James Risen is a bona fide constitutional hero, apart from being an author who has written a very readable book on a fascinating subject.

3 weeks ago


 "The Devil Is Here in These Hills" by James Green

'The Devil is Here in These Hills': The history of West Virginia coal and capitalism’s basest impulses

James Green’s “industrial gothic history” shows a system at its worst, placing a higher value on output rather than miners’ safety.

3 weeks ago


 "The Man Who Would Not Be Washington" by Jonathan Horn

'The Man Who Would Not Be Washington': Robert E. Lee embraces Virginia at the expense of the country he loved

Biographer Jonathan Horn writes that Lee’s sense of honor was bound to his being less an American and more a Virginian.

3 weeks ago


2Do this week, March 1-8: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink speaks at Carnegie Music Hall Monday night; the PSO’s ’Play N’at“ series concludes Tuesday.

3 weeks ago


 Buckwheat Zydeco performs at Club Cafe Friday night.

The Hot List of events for the weekend of Feb. 26

Performances on tap include Chatham Baroque, Buckwheat Zydeco, Pittsburgh Moth Grandslam and ArcAttack.

1 month ago



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