“The Children Act” is a captivating short novel by master Ian McEwan about a London judge who takes the hard calls in child cases and riven families. But she’s vulnerable when deciding to release a young Jehovah’s Witness from the rules of his faith to save his live. But does she?
In “On Immunity,” Eula Biss explores our fear of our governments, of others, of sickness, and of our own bodies in stirring language that leaves the reader unsettled, unsure of where the individual ends and the community begins.
In “Lovely, Dark, Deep,” teens grapple with death, a ghost haunts his roadside shrine, and an interviewer takes on poetry great Robert Frost in a story that pulls from the “monster myth” that has haunted Frost’s legacy.
The British prime minister borrowed from British literature and theater to inspire the home front, says Jonathan Rose, author of “The Literary Churchill: Author, Reader, Actor.” Rose will speak Wednesday in at Grant Hall at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Royals fans were invited to Kauffman Stadium on Monday for a chance to watch the Royals take batting practice, and to hear from Royals management and players, on the day before the team's first postseason appearance in 29 years.
A new kind of publishing outlet in the mystery/thriller genre offers authors a 21st century business model with backlisted or out-of-print books. The founders plan to offer them in print and as e-books.
Between now and the holidays, publishers will push out a significant chunk of the books they publish for the entire year. And I do mean significant - everything from "Revival," a scary Hawthornesque novel by horrormeister Stephen King, to a slim book called "The Meaning of Existence" by world renowned biologist E.O. Wilson.
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Sept. 21, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2014, The Nielsen Co.