Richard Russo returns to the fictional North Bath in New York, where we find many of the characters are older, but not necessarily wiser.
Local author Siobhan Vivian’s YA novel introduces a likeable protagonist named Keely who is bemused, bewildered, bothered and brave.
The prolific novelist, a Pittsburgh native, explores the complexities of the political situation in Palestine in the late 1940s.
Chloe T. Barlow returns with the third installment of her ”A Gateway to Love” series of romance novels.
Pittsburgh entrepreneur and venture capitalist Sean Ammirati explains the earliest phases of successful entrepreneurship.
Here’s Shakespeare by the numbers and the words and local events on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death.
As long as you’re taking the time to bond with your baby while building early literacy skills, why not choose books with targeted appeal?
Rosalie Knecht’s novel is an atmospheric evocation of life in a place like her hometown (steel town Coatesville) during a police lockdown.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s latest follows a Pennsylvanian’s journey from girlhood to grandmotherhood.
'Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan During Reconstruction': A Duquesne University scholar's comprehensive history
Elaine Frantz Parsons explores the twisted roots of one of America’s oldest terrorist organizations — the Ku Klux Klan.
The Steel City Con, organist Cameron Carpenter, Dawn of Midi and more are coming to town this weekend.
.Headlining the event are Scott WIlson, who played Hershel Greene on “The Walking Dead,” Anthony Daniels and Drea De Matteo.
The Pittsburgh diocese has released book on Archbishop Donald Wuerl’s life.
Eric Fair served in the era marked by Abu Ghraib. In his soul-searching memoir, he balances the information gleaned against the cruelty.
Opera, jazz, desert blues and poetry populate the schedule for the coming week.
“Illuminae: The Illuminae Files _01,” jointly written by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, is the first book of an intended trilogy.
Ms. Clare returns to a world of angels, demons, faeries and warlocks begun in “The Mortal Instruments.”
Since “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” Ms. Chevalier has specialized in intensely focusing on a particular activity while spinning human drama.
Kennedy native Beth Geisler guides visitors and locals alike on where to eat and drink, play and peruse and shop.
Patti Smith, two scientists, a presidential historian and two journalists will speak at 2016-17 Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures series.
Anthony Doerr spent 10 years researching and writing “All the Light We Cannot See,” a World War II novel set in France.
A new documentary shows a Sewickley man’s complementary skills as an angler, book binder and collector.
Barney Hoskyns chronicles how Dylan and pals helped to transform the idyllic town in upstate New York in the late 1960s.
The micro stories and flash fiction in the Pittsburgh writer’s new book illustrate the tensions just beneath the surface of ordinary life.
Edna O’Brien’s first novel in a decade provides words for the images that once flooded our screens about the Bosnian genocide.
When it comes to bad literature, this Juniata College professor makes sure his students take a look at best-sellers as well as classics
Jazz, concert bands and three tenors who can’t sing populate the schedule for the coming week.
The liberal talk show host weighs in on why many progressives consider President Barack Obama’s presidency mostly disappointing.
PG music critic Rich Kienzle pens a refreshing take on the life of George Jones, country music’s greatest — and most troubled — singer.
'The Other Side of Silence': Philip Kerr's German detective returns for postwar blackmail and intrigue on the Riviera
Ex-Nazi homicide detective Bernie Gunther becomes entangled in a blackmail plot involving novelist W. Somerset Maugham.
The author of “Look Me in the Eye” shares his experience with experimental brain therapy called TMS and how it changed his life.
African-American poets gather at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium tonight to discuss poetry as a way of understanding race in America.
This week kicks off with the Pittsburgh Concert Society’s Young Artist Auditions winners performing at Carnegie Mellon University.
Malcolm Cowley, one of East Liberty’s most famous sons, deserves a historical marker there, writes Bob Hoover.
Dr. Michael Greger says: Abandon the standard American diet in favor of a largely plant-based diet for optimal health.
Darryl Pinckney’s novel travels back and forth in time and place, creating a rare intimacy that does not exhaust the reader.
'Trouble Boys: The True Story of The Replacements': The 1980s raucous legends who never became stars
Bob Mehr pens definitive bio of one of the most influential bands of the ’80s, the Minneapolis-based crew with a persistent fear of success.
The poet will join five other poets for an evening of poetry reading and conversation on Oakland campus.
Daniel James Brown’s book recounts the true story of a Washington State rowing team’s victories.
East End Book Exchange in Bloomfield has a line-up of interested buyers, and City Books moves to the North Side.
Three coming of age tales — “Saving Wonder, “The Big Dark” and “Batman’s Dark Secret” — feature boys confronting fears head-on.
Stephen Coss’ book is an informative and solidly told chronicle of the first great epidemic of Colonial-era America.
Or, “How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty and Truth.” A.O. Scott’s work is also a critique of thinking and where it is headed.
His new story collection has a literary tone reminiscent of ”The Twilight Zone” and ”The X-Files” — the stuff that bad dreams are made of.
Author Stephen King will speak June 8 at Penguin Bookshop in Sewickley, one of 12 visits to promote independent bookstores.
The collection of essays by art critic/historian Robert Hughes includes excerpts from his older works as well as an unpublished memoir.
The author of “Eat, Pray, Love” insists that creativity is not limited to those who are stereotypically creative.
Anjan Sundaram reveals a crafty dictator who has bullied the press into churning out good public relations stories.
Jenny Downham’s new novel challenges readers to navigate the topics of gender, sexuality, mental health, memory loss and family dynamics.
'Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist': From the 1999 WTO protests, a springboard for family drama
Sunil Yapa's novel explores the intersection of racism, police brutality and family discord in modern America.