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The I-Will-If-You-Will Book Club is reading John Steinbeck's Dust Bowl classic. (Some of us for the very first time!) Here we discuss Chapters 1 through 10.
A new book looks at how the military and Hollywood directors teamed up during the war. The films they made helped show Americans what was at stake, and served as evidence during the Nuremberg Trials.
Also: Philip Roth talks about his male characters; a preview of George R.R. Martin's next book; the best books coming out this week.
Imagine writers on stage, squared off in a fight to the death. That's the idea behind Literary Death Match –- kind of. It's a performance series that pits authors against each other in live readings.
Philip Roth talks about rereading his own work, accusations of misogyny and not winning the Nobel Prize.
Categories: New York Times Best Sellers
For the middle phase of life, a new canon is often required, one that is equal parts funny, insightful and comforting. Actress and author Annabelle Gurwitch recommends three books up to the task.
Social media star Danah Boyd's new book on teens, It's Complicated, argues that most adults misread and overreact to the online lives of young people. (This story originally aired on Feb. 25, 2014.)
Blake Bailey has written about John Cheever and Richard Yates — now, he's describing real-life suburban alcoholic despair in a memoir of his troubled brother, The Splendid Things We Planned.
The legendary sportswriter's new memoir, His Ownself, takes readers from his idyllic childhood in Fort Worth to his years as a globetrotting golf fan and founder of Sports Illustrated.
While writer Anthony Marra sees literary links between Ukraine's past and present turmoil, conflict in Kiev and the arrest of the infamous "El Chapo" remind novelist Zachary Lazar of a Mexican author.
At No. 6, The Power of Habit, explores the science behind habit-forming behavior.
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, which takes place in war-torn Chechnya, appears at No. 11.
At No. 14, HRC chronicles Hillary Clinton's come-back from her primary defeat.
The Museum Of Extraordinary Things follows a love affair on the boardwalk of early 20th-century Coney Island. It debuts at No. 8.
The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.