Posts Tagged ‘Random House’

BOOK BIZ — University life and coming of age altered after 9/11

As much as I enjoy reading books set in other countries and eras, in the spirit of variety I try to read some books set in this country and in a contemporary time period. A Gate at the Stairs takes place in a university town in Wisconsin and on a farm in a rural part […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Girls running a filling station? Girls as pilots in WW II? Yes!

Fannie Flagg has been described as a born storyteller. Who can argue with that? Best known for writing Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, which became a hit movie, this Alabama author has written another good book. Pat Conroy says of The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion, “A beautifully told tale, world-class humor, […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: Suspenseful mountain tale hard to put down

by Published: June 7,2013

Tags: Charles Frazier, Nightwoods, Random House

“Nightwoods” is the third novel by author Charles Frazier, who won the National Book Award for the highly acclaimed Cold Mountain. His three books are entirely different, set in different eras, but share the same setting of Frazier’s beloved mountains of North Carolina. Several people have told me they didn’t like Thirteen Moons and/or Nightwoods, […] [...]

Small town life told in stories of family dynamics, gossip, grief

“Olive Kitteridge” This book is called a novel in stories. The stories are strung together by Olive Kitteridge with the common thread of taking place in Crosby, Maine, a coastal town that’s quintessentially New England. The town can also be described as hardscrabble and may seem like nowhere perched on the edge of the continent […] [...]

Book Biz: Could an unknown woman have designed the famous Tiffany lamp?

What if a woman had designed the famous Tiffany lamp? Should she choose art over love? Those are some of the questions explored in Susan Vreeland’s latest work of historical fiction about the world of art. Mary Emrick, owner of Turning Pages Books & More in Natchez, is reading and enjoying the book. “It’s pretty […] [...]

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