Archive: May 31, 2009 - June 6, 2009

The Speed Read

Yes, you can successfully build an entire book around Ramen noodles. ... Writers can do anything they like. ... Terry Pratchett's Nation, Candace Fleming's The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary and Margaret Mahy's Bubble Trouble, illustrated by Polly Dunbar, have all won Boston Globe-Horn Book awards (Book...

By Rachel Hartigan Shea | June 5, 2009; 11:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

Five Books on the Japanese American Internment

"We were in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong faces." These words, which might resonate with some Guantanamo Bay detention camp prisoners whose stories are told in Mavhish Khan's My Guantanamo Diary, are spoken by Alice Takemoto in Nisei Memories: My Parents Talk About the War...

By Mary Ishimoto Morris | June 4, 2009; 1:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

A new force in book marketing: The Okra Picks

It's takes a lot of gumbo to have fun with the biggest name in the book world, but that's exactly what a group of booksellers are doing. In a cute play off You Know Who, the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance announced plans for a new marketing plan this fall: The...

By Ron Charles | June 3, 2009; 5:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

Reader Spotlight: Author Paul Chaat Smith, National Museum of the American Indian

Non-natives charmed by The Education of Little Tree, Dances with Wolves, The Last of the Mohicans, and Thunderheart, for starters, might find in Paul Chaat Smith's Everything You Know About Indians Is Wrong , a bracing wake-up call. In this rigorously insightful collection of essays written between 1992 to...

By Mary Ishimoto Morris | June 2, 2009; 11:55 AM ET | Comments (1)

The Speed Read

Dispatches from BookExpo America: In the future, books (or whatever we'll call them) will be social-networked, crowd-sourced and digitized. ... Robin Gihvan solves the mystery of Sonia Sotomayor's affinity for Nancy Drew. ... Why Alger Hiss just won't go away. ... James Patterson has made the Guinness Book of World...

By Rachel Hartigan Shea | June 1, 2009; 7:27 AM ET | Comments (0)


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