Alastair Reynolds, for those who have not heard of him, is a British hard science fiction author who has a PhD in astronomy and worked for 13 years for the European Space Agency. While working, he began writing a book that .
No other book series in recent memory has captured the world’s imagination quite like Harry Potter. The seven-book series by British author J.K. Rowling has sold millions and millions of copies and also spawned eight blockbuster movies. Readers .
This long-awaited sequel to the seven classic Harry Potter books is set mostly at Hogwarts a few decades after Book 7. In a sense it continues from the epilogue in the last book. Probably the two characters who have the .
As babies grow into toddlers and begin exploring the world around them, books play a very important role. Books offer an experience outside of their everyday world as well as access to vocabulary and concepts that will be important as .
It seems as if everyone is drawn to Tim Hawkins. Just go online to YouTube or Facebook and you’ll spot hundreds, even thousands, of hits from viewers who swear he’s the most world-renowned comedian. Oh, I apologize. That’.
Fans of Aimee Leduc — they’re abundant enough to have made at least some of the 16 novels she stars in bestsellers — already know what becomes apparent fairly quickly for the reader just after being introduced to her. Among other traits, .
Set in Amish country near Columbus, Ohio, this series features Kate Burkholder, a small town sheriff, who was brought up in an Amish family but has taken another path. This background gives her a unique understanding of the culture, but, .
Fifteen-year-old Easton is disciplined at his job — he runs his own crew guarding the perimeters of an illegal drug house in South Central Los Angeles. When things go deadly awry, East finds himself headed out of LA and his comfort .
Watching the Olympics always makes me curious about other cultures. What are their values? What bedtime stories do they tell? For answers, I turn to literature because I find storytelling more interesting than nonfiction, and because I think it’s .
The final flight of the Hindenburg, and particularly its eruption into a huge fireball as it was docking on May 6, 1937, in Lakehurst, New Jersey, is well known. That’s partly because of video footage and an unforgettable radio broadcast of .
Bob Funk Contributing writer In the midst of a presidential election, cultural issues seem to have taken a back seat with many voters. But for Christian conservatives and others of deeply held religious beliefs, Erick Erickson has written a book .
Robin Farrell Edmunds Contributing writer A baby found in a snow bank by an 8-year-old girl in 1831 England is raised on the estate of the girl’s parents. Seventeen years later under dire circumstances, the foundling — named Amy Snow — must .
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