Monica Wood's new novel set to 'breakout' ; 'Any Bitter Thing' due in bookstores May 1, 2005
Monica Wood's publisher, Chronicle Books, has described her third novel as her 'breakout book.' Hailed as an heir to Anne Tyler, Wood's new novel, Any Bitter Thing, is scheduled to hit bookstore shelves May 1, 2005--nearly five years after her second novel, My Only Story, and three years since her book of short stories, Ernie's Ark, was released. An avid birder from Maine, Monica was spotted at a party in New Hampshire, where the Pushcart Prize Winning writer talked about her current favorite books.
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Campbell McGrath gozzles, grips and explodes pop culture through poetry: A winner of the prestigious MacArthur Grant, Campbell McGrath reads from his newest book of poetry, Pax Atomica, and several new poems not yet published
Yann Martel reads from 'Helsinki Roccamatios'; discusses art, religion and The Life of Pi: Bestselling author reads from his first published work, 'The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios' and discusses art, religion and The Life of Pi
Brian Lamb pulls plug on Booknotes: C-Span cable network founder and Booknotes host ends long-running author interview show
Marilynne Robinson's Gilead nominated for NBCC Award: Twenty-three years after her first novel, Marilynne Robinson's second novel is hailed by critics as one of the best in 2004.
Terry Gross takes readers behind the mike of NPR's popular Fresh Air: Terry Gross talks about her interviews with famous writers, actors, musicians and artists
Paul Krugman rips Social Security privatization plan; fears major disasters ahead: Author of The Great Unraveling pulls no punches in his appearance at the recent Miami Book Fair International 2004.
Gish Jen unveils The Love Wife at BookExpo America: Gish Jen explores mixed-race families and Asian adoptions in new book, The Love Wife
Bob Edwards investigates Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism: Bob Edwards investigates Edward R. Murrow's journalism career; former NPR news anchor sees Murrow as martyr and says corporate interests turning news into entertainment
Alexandra Fuller scribbles the cat; tells of journey to confront painful past: Bestselling author describes personal journey through Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique with tormented African soldier
Jay Bonansinga, The Sinking of the Eastland.
America's 'forgotten tragedy'--the sinking of the S.S. Eastland, in which 844 people were crushed and drowned in full view of thousands of bystanders--is vividly told for the first time by award-winning writer and bestselling author Jay Bonansinga.
Candy Leonard traces the emotions of Beatlemania to a culture of Beatleness fifty years later.
First-generation Beatles fan and sociologist Candy Leonard traces the roots of Beatlemania from a female fan's perspective to the 'Beatleness' that still infuses the world fifty years later.
Mario Batali dishes his first non-Italian cookbook along with some food for thought.
Celebrated American chef, writer, restaurateur and media personality Mario Batali takes a sweeping look at food, health, education, and finding yourself in the modern world.
William Wegman wins over kids with his world famous Weimaraners.
Artist and bestselling author William Wegman takes kids behind the scenes of working with his world famous Weimaraners at the National Book Festival 2013.
Natalie Merchant signs off on her first children's book, Leave Your Sleep.
Singer-songwriter-musician Natalie Merchant signs her first children's book, adapted from her acclaimed folk album, Leave Your Sleep.