LESLEY WRITERS CONFERENCE, EVENING READINGS All readings, free and open to the public, take place in Lesley’s Marran Theater, Mellen Street, Cambridge Sunday, July 29, 7:30 pm Robert Pinsky, three-term United States Poet Laureate, and author of six books of poetry, most recently Jersey Rain Monday, July 30, 7:30 pm Jane Brox, author of … [Read more...]

Amy Tan working on new book as health improves

By Belinda Goldsmith NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - American novelist Amy Tan is working on a new novel with her health now improved after suffering neurological Lyme disease. Tan, 55, is mainly known for her books exploring mother-daughter relationships, such as "The Joy Luck Club," and what it means to be raised as a first generation Asian … [Read more...]

Lost ‘Good Earth’ manuscript recovered

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) -- The FBI has recovered the long-lost manuscript of Pearl S. Buck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Good Earth," after the daughter of one of the author's former secretaries tried to put it up for auction. The 400-page manuscript turned up earlier this month at the Samuel T. Freeman & Co. auction house in … [Read more...]