Books


 Steve Berry, author of "The Patriot Threat."

'The Patriot Threat': Andrew Mellon puts a plot into motion that could destroy America

The 10th book in the Cotton Malone series by Steve Berry is a fast-paced and entertaining traditional thriller, with Pittsburgh action.

3 days ago


 "Cold War Modernists" by Greg Barnhisel.

'Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, & American Cultural Diplomacy': the arsenal of ideas

Duquesne Univ. English professor Greg Barnhisel skillfully shows how modernist art and literature was used to influence the Cold War game.

3 days ago


 Chuck Kinder, author of "Imagination Motel."

'Imagination Motel': Fiction writer Chuck Kinder goes rogue with poetry

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.

3 days ago


 John Edgar Wideman.

John Edgar Wideman working on Emmett Till book

He will give a public reading at Hill House’s Kaufmann Center today.

5 days 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

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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 ...

1 week 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago


 “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.

2 weeks 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 weeks ago



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