"Top of the Morning," about the politics of morning TV shows, is entertaining but often feels as though it is covering little new ground.
Pittsburgh group sorts through books for the youngest readers, separating the good from the bad.
Plus: "My Son, Billy" by Bill Mays Sr. and "Religion and Reaction: The Secular Political Challenge to the Religious Right" by Susan Hansen.
What if people with autism and their families could see their diagnosis as a gift and not a curse?
More joy-inducing dispatches from the hard-working humorist's kaleidoscopic reality.
The Allderdice High School graduate will be holding a Q&A session on his latest book, "Bunker Hill," at the Carnegie Lecture Hall.
Meg Medina drew on her own frightening school experiences for her book for teens.
Lynne Olson expertly re-creates the contentious years before the U.S. joined World War II.
Also: "Allegheny City: A History of Pittsburgh's North Side" by Dan Rooney and Carol Peterson and "The Voting Machine" by Dmitri Ragano.
"Can You Do That In Public?," a talk on public art; writer Nathaniel Philbrick at Writers LIVE; "Wake Up and Dream" with Bridgette Perdue...
A new work by writer Jim Vance and artist Dan E. Burr continues the adventures of a character they first introduced in 1988.
At work on his new novel, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" author Stephen Chbosky still has Pittsburgh on his mind.
A New York man is ready to finish putting the Bible on paper, word for word, after six years.
"Gatsby" stands unchallenged as the purest expression of America's promise of success, the hope that drove Jimmy Gatz to become Jay Gatsby.
The author talks about his breakthrough book and the movie based on it that is opening the Silk Screen film festival in Pittsburgh.
Zachi Telesha of Allentown succumbed to a five-year struggle with bone cancer.
Shawn Vestal's short story debut delivers an engaging, imaginative collection.
In "The Woman Upstairs," the author of "The Emperor's Children" goes deep inside the "turmoil of identity."
When a coal baron bullied and bankrupted a small operator, two Pittsburgh lawyers took on the case -- all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Some works by local authors: "E Block: Photographs" by Mark Perrott and "Night Terrors: A Daniel Rinaldi Mystery" by Dennis Palumbo.
The millionaires, madams and mill workers who made the North Side colorful people a new history co-authored by Dan Rooney.
This volume tells the story of how a group of young people circled around a library to protect its books during 2011 protests in Egypt.
Carlene Bauer's debut is "a thoughtful exploration of what can be expected of love, friendship, art." Faith, too.
With his usual skill, Nathaniel Philbrick recasts the start of the American Revolution.
Soaring above anything she's done before, the dexterous British novelist invites play.
The former leader of the District of Columbia public schools speaks hard truths about how to improve American education.
Herve Tullet, who is called "the prince of preschool books" in his native France, has put out a new book featuring a whimsical shape.
These new great books are perfect for young readers to celebrate National Poetry Month with.
Cartoonist Stephan Pastis, creator of "Pearls Before Swine," has written a book about a boy investigator who gets everything wrong.
The industry deserves more respect, just as it needs to be more respectful, Elizabeth Becker writes.
Benjamin Lytal's debut novel is a story about discovery, love and loss.
"The Proper Words for Sin" by Gary Fincke, "Painting a Disappearing Canvas" by Mark Saba, "Sandy Cove: A Love Story" by Steven Recht ...
A book by former Upper St. Clair resident Tim Federle is on the money when it comes to the bullying some children are subjected to.
William Dalrymple tells the tragic tale of British misadventures in Afghanistan. (U.S. readers may draw their own parallels.)
Plus: "Three Tastes of Nuoc Mam: The Brown Water Navy & Visits to Vietnam," "In a Moment's Time" and a gathering of local authors.
Jonathan Dee's sixth novel is a modern morality tale of a high-flying family coming undone.
Amy Stewart's guide to the botany of booze is a reference manual, cocktail recipe book and history lesson, told with a scholar's rigor.
"Lucky Ducklings" by Eva Moore and Nancy Carpenter retells the true story of a rescue of ducklings who fell through a sewer grate.
"Just a Dog" and "Here Comes Trouble" are new titles for young people about companion animals.
The group will meet at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Lawrenceville to discuss Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein."
Joseph Kennedy biographer David Nasaw is among mix of fiction and nonfiction writers coming to Monday-night series at Carnegie Lecture Hall.
For inmates who love to read, Book 'Em, an all-volunteer project, has supplied books to prisoners in the state for a decade.
Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks mines cultures to create rich, historic characters.
One of Pittsburgh's most dynamic poets "juxtaposes lyricism with brutality" as she navigates the human heart.
Bush and Bolick would eliminate illegal immigration by expanding legal immigration to meet market demands. They're missing the big picture.
Plus: "LARP: The Battle for Verona" by Justin Calderone, "In the Shadow of a Badge" by Lillie Leonardi, "Love's Secret Fire" by Rena Koontz
Irish traditional singing, dancing and storytelling at "In Two Minds"; author Geraldine Brooks; "1960s Fashion Show" at history center ...
The Beatles once sang, "They say it's your birthday. Well, it's my birthday, too."
The best-selling author of thriller novels will be making an appearance at the Oakmont venue starting at 7.
New biographies tell stories of women -- from doctors to astronomers to librarians to frontier settlers -- who made a difference.
The Beatles, Civil War stories, our man in Afghanistan, a killer and a bookie's daughter.
Never before has the process of eating been so very interesting. Ms. Roach delivers the science with wit and intelligence.
"The House Girl" interweaves the stories of two young women burdened with unanswered questions about their family histories.
In 1963, Peggy Parish's literal-minded housekeeper was born and has been delighting younger readers since.
"Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen" by Donna Gephart. Age 8 and older.
Friends of the Arlington Public Library group has bought eight American Girl dolls to lend to Arlington County library card holders.
Ian McEwan, who's speaking in Pittsburgh Tuesday, is among the best British novelists of the era. "Sweet Tooth" is another delicious work.
Plus: "The Stonehenge Scrolls" by Karen Postellon Robbins, poems by Liane Ellison Norman and Nola Garrett, Scott Mastro's "Blood Money"...
As part of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, Ian McEwan will give a free public reading at 8:30 p.m in Oakland.
The Baldwin High School graduate will be reading from her latest book, "The Switching/Yard," at the Bedford Square site on the South Side.
"News From Heaven," Jennifer Haigh's story collection, continues to explore Bakerton, the fictional town in her 2005 novel "Baker Towers."
Tanya Lee Stone's new book, "Courage Has No Color," draws attention to WWII's Triple Nickles, the first black U.S. paratroopers.
City of Asylum Pittburgh, which supports persecuted writers, will open the Alphabet City literary center in the Garden Theater Block.
"Paris Wife" author Paula McLain to speak on the absinthe, adultery and outsized egos that fed the "Lost Generation."
Author Gillian Neimark shows how life can turn your worst day into your best in "The Golden Rectangle."
Intended to encourage women in the workplace, "Lean In" seems ignorant of the reality of a less-than-privileged life.
Local authors, please send books written in the past year to Tony Norman, Book Editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Novelist Paula McLain speaks, pianist Awadagin Pratt at CMU, Slask Polish Song & Dance Ensemble at Byham, Mason Bates at PSO, Sean Jones ...
Sam Lipsyte's stories of deluded losers in downward spirals are lovingly leavened with tart humor.
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day comes a new pictorial book about Pittsburgh's Irish history from author Patricia McElligott.
Three garden books give suggestions on planting.
The actor/writer hopes to share his experience with addiction at the meet and greet in Homestead.
They sleep during the day, avoiding their greatest enemy: sunlight. But they aren't vampires.
Author David Baldacci writes a book in the popular "The 39 Clues" series for kids.
Geoff Williams recounts a massive natural disaster in minute human detail.
Plus: "Amidst Traffic" by Michel Sauret, "In Self Defense" by Sam Nicotero, "The Last Perfect Summer" by Ed Prence, a Jan Beatty reading ...
Michael Hainey's newspaperman father died mysteriously in 1970. Through dogged reporting, he gets closer to the truth.
Gigi Amateau tells of a little known attempted slave revolt in 1800 Richmond, Va., in "Come August, Come Freedom."
Honestly, there are more regional authors than we ever imagined. Books by local writers come in by the bin every day.
Started in 1984 and put aside until lately, 'The Accursed' is sweeping historical tale, but super scary and gorgeously rendered.
Personal robots will be a ubiquitous part of our lives one day, predicts Carnegie Mellon University robotics professor Illah Nourbakhsh.
Amity Shlaes writes a comprehensive biography of the 30th president who, quietly, presided over the booming 1920s.
Bryan Collier illustrations of a Langston Hughes poem nabbed him the 2013 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.
A tight, deftly rendered tale, Dennis Mahoney's debut burrows deep into a quiet suburban neighborhood undone by a deadly fire.
Sean Howe doesn't restrict himself to recounting the upbeat creation myths that Marvel has spoon-fed its fans for half a century.
Plus: "This Creature Fair" by Wayne Wise, "North of Supposed to Be" by Marcia Ferguson, "Troubling Dreams" by Sadie Strick, "Catula" ...
I rarely saw my mother without her Reader's Digest. I hadn't looked at one for years until last week, with news of its second bankruptcy.
Son-and-father team David J. Sloat and John W. Sloat release their first novel.
Three Cartoonist of the Year finalists will learn who takes home the Reuben Award at the National Cartoon Society's Pittsburgh convention.
The founder of Greycourt, based in Shadyside, shares strategy and philosophy in his new book "The Stewardship of Wealth."