May 19, 2013; Updated: 5:51 pm
The Groton Public Library/Groton Public Schools book discussion series concludes at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, with "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell. Gladwell takes participants on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best...
May 17, 2013; Updated: 5:32 pm
Maybe we should just let Tish Rabe's resume speak for itself:
She has penned more than 150 children's books over the past 15 years. She has her own "I Believe Bunny" series, but she has penned books...
May 16, 2013; Updated: 2:30 pm
After a few stand-alone novels, Pelletier returns to her fictional town of Mattagash, Maine, for another seriocomic tour-de-force. Along with Fannie Flagg and fellow...
May 16, 2013; Updated: 2:23 pm
Tish Rabe knows a little something about writing children's books. Actually, she knows a lot about the subject. She's written more than 150 in all - including the latest Dr. Seuss books and some Curious George tales.
She, of course, penned...
May 14, 2013; Updated: 5:12 pm
Indie book store emerges as author destination
Go ahead. Sit down in Mystic's Oyster Club and slurp down a few on the half-shell with your newest pal, the world-famous author. Discuss intricacies in plotting and characterization as you...
May 13, 2013; Updated: 11:55 am
Not quite two weeks ago in Manhattan, Dennis Lehane's "Live by Night" won the prestigious Edgar Award for Best Mystery Novel - beating out other finalists such as Gillian Flynn, Walter Mosley and Ace Atkins.
May 12, 2013; Updated: 2:34 pm
The La Grua Center Lecture Series presents author Nicole Prévost Logan on Saturday, May 18, at 5 p.m.
Logan, an Essex resident, will introduce her memoir "Forever on the Road," which describes...
May 12, 2013; Updated: 2:32 pm
History is said to be written by the victors. Fiction, by contrast, is largely the work of injured bystanders.
Edna O'Brien, who retells her provocative life in "Country Girl," represents a classic...
May 12, 2013; Updated: 3:54 pm
BOOKS TO BORROW
"Max Disaster #3: Alien Eraser Reveals the Secrets of Evolution" written and illustrated by Marissa Moss, Candlewick, 54 pages
May 9, 2013; Updated: 1:31 pm
It would take an estimable road crew if poet Carl Dennis traveled to readings carrying all of his awards.
After all, he's been a recipient of a Pulitzer Prize; a Fellowship at the Rockefeller Study Center in Bellagio, Italy; a...
May 8, 2013; Updated: 4:08 pm
While most Americans have never seen Ernest Hemingway's home in Cuba where he wrote some of his most famous books, a set of 2,000 recently digitized records delivered to the United States will give scholars and the public a fuller view of the...
May 6, 2013; Updated: 6:36 pm
Writer, actor, dancer. Activist, teacher, composer. In the melange of Maya Angelou's 85 years is also daughter, of two women who deserved one with a good memory.
So Angelou writes in her latest...
May 5, 2013; Updated: 3:50 pm
"BY SOME MIRACLE I MADE IT OUT OF THERE"
by Tom Sizemore, with Anna David; Atria Books
Sizemore book details actor's battle with drugs
May 5, 2013; Updated: 3:48 pm
BOOKS TO BORROW
"Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt" by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, Candlewick, 118 pages
May 2, 2013; Updated: 1:23 pm
Piccirilli is the Stoker-winning and Edgar-nominated author of several impressive works in the thriller and horror fields. In "The Last Kind Words," Terry Rand, a member...
April 28, 2013; Updated: 1:53 pm
BOOKS TO BORROW
"Pictures of Hollis Woods" by Patricia Reilly Giff, Wendy Lamb/Random House, 166 pages
April 26, 2013; Updated: 5:04 pm
Folks in New London probably pass the two Colonial-era structures at Hempstead and Jay streets on a daily basis. Some even realize the property is one of those "historical plaque" attractions and contains an actual museum.
April 25, 2013; Updated: 2:24 pm
Anyone who's ever tried to write fiction will of course hate Hobbs, a ridiculously talented fellow who wrote this...
April 22, 2013; Updated: 5:40 pm
Some of the country's top research institutions have combined to launch a massive online archive.
The Digital Public Library of America began beta testing last week, promising a site with millions of...
April 21, 2013; Updated: 5:38 pm
BOOKS TO BORROW
"The Hundred Dresses" by Eleanor Estes, illustrated by Louis Slobodkin, Harcourt, 96 pages
April 21, 2013; Updated: 5:37 pm
Sometime before Mary Roach's new book got the title "Gulp," I like to think, that's what her editor did in mock, cartoonish panic on hearing that the author planned to dive into the human digestive system.
April 18, 2013; Updated: 1:55 pm
Here's the basic outline of a Coben book: Something bad happens; someone goes into hiding; nothing is as it...
April 15, 2013; Updated: 12:13 pm
Along with a Pulitzer Prize, a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship and a National Book Award, the late Montville poet William Meredith also was known for his bravery as a Navy aviator. He was awarded two Air Medals and flew missions in...