Judging a Retirement Town by Its Bookstore

Judging a Retirement Town by Its Bookstore Authors Recommend Their Favorite Stores and Towns – Baby boomers have begun the search for their ideal retirement communities. For many of them, the quality of the town’s bookstore is a key selection criterion. Goldengrain, a member at Topretirements.com, put it this way: “I … [Read more...]

SUSAN POLLACK Event

You are cordially invited PEN New England / Hotel Marlowe Reading Series   PEN New England invites you to a reading with SUSAN POLLACK   Wednesday, December 5, 2007 6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the Hotel Marlowe's Wine Hour, beginning at 5:00 p.m.   Susan Pollack is an award-winning journalist and author of the … [Read more...]

12.03 – FOUR STORIES EVENT: THE BITTER END

Please join us for the 2007 Fall season finale of Four Stories Boston, "The Bitter End: Stories of loss, endings, and final acts." Featuring: Jeremiah Healey, Harvard Law School graduate; creator of the John Francis Cuddy private-investigator series and (under the pseudonym Terry Devane) the Mairead OClare legal-thriller series; author of … [Read more...]

21 good books that need to be great films

by Christopher Bahn, Donna Bowman, Jason Heller, Gregg LaGambina, Chris Mincher, Josh Modell, Noel Murray, Sean O'Neal, Keith Phipps, Tasha Robinson November 6th, 2007 1. The Long Walk by Richard Bachman Of all the books Stephen King wrote under his "Richard Bachman" pseudonym, it's most surprising that The Long Walk hasn't already been … [Read more...]

‘Rosemary’s Baby’ author dies at 78

NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling writer Ira Levin, whose novels included the occult-horror classic Rosemary's Baby, the Nazi thriller The Boys From Brazil and the satirical fantasy The Stepford Wives, has died, his agent said Tuesday. He was 78. The 78-year-old Levin, who also wrote for television and Broadway during his long career, passed away in … [Read more...]

A famed detective reaches the end

NEW YORK (AP) -- When the world first met Easy Rawlins, he was 28. It was post-World War II Los Angeles -- a city full of opportunity and without a long history -- not a bad place to be for a smart, confident black man. Fired from his job, Easy was in need of fast cash to pay his mortgage. So he agreed to find a missing blonde, and his adventures … [Read more...]

National Book Awards – 2007

FICTION WINNER: Denis Johnson, Tree of Smoke (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) - Interview Mischa Berlinski, Fieldwork (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) - Interview Lydia Davis, Varieties of Disturbance (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) - Interview Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End (Little, Brown & Company) - Interview Denis Johnson, Tree of … [Read more...]

December 5th Reading with SUSAN POLLACK

You are cordially invited PEN New England / Hotel Marlowe Reading Series   PEN New England invites you to a reading with SUSAN POLLACK   Wednesday, December 5, 2007 6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the Hotel Marlowe's Wine Hour, beginning at 5:00 p.m.   Susan Pollack is an award-winning journalist and author of the … [Read more...]

Schlesinger Lecture: Out of the Gutter: Contemporary Graphic Novels by Women

Out of the Gutter: Contemporary Graphic Novels by Women Hillary Chute, Harvard University Society of Fellows Thursday, November 29, 2007 5 p.m. Radcliffe Gymnasium 10 Garden Street Radcliffe Yard Cambridge, Massachusetts Free and open to the public For more information, call 617-495-8647. Cosponsored by the Harvard College Women’s … [Read more...]