New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds is coming to Greensboro and is bringing free books for low-income students.
Author: James Maxstadt
In 16 years as a columnist for the Charlotte Observer, Tommy Tomlinson earned a reputation for telling the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things — the teenagers who integrated a Charlotte high school; a college math professor breaking a code; a police recruit with disabilitie…
Abigail DeWitt has long been fascinated by memory, by the way different people have different memories of the same things, and the way a person’s recollections change over time.
What a beautiful, haunting novel Abigail DeWitt gives us in “News of Our Loved Ones.”
Every night before he sleeps, filmmaker and musician Bruce Sheridan writes one page in a lined Moleskin notebook with a black cover.
In “Amidst This Fading Light,” Rebecca Davis uses a famous Stokes County murder as the springboard for a larger tale about life in the Piedmont during the Great Depression.
World War II, Julian M. Pleasants argues convincingly in his new book “Home Front,” had a profound role in shaping the North Carolina we know today — a modern state with diversified agriculture, strong industry, many people who have moved in from elsewhere and at least the beginnings of chan…
George Washington faced some big problems as he tried to fortify New York City against British forces in the summer of 1776.
Author: Mendy and Nick Greenwood
Each author brings a different hue to the city or region he or she is writing about. Nicolas Obregon’s stunning second novel shows Los Angeles from the perspective of Kosuke Iwata, a former Japanese police detective who is now a private investigator in California.
It’s May 1, 1945, and the allies are destroying Berlin. Hitler and his wife, Eva Braun, committed suicide the day before. Down in the Fuhrerbunker under the Reich Chancellery, Magda Goebbels, for more than 10 years an ardent follower of Hitler, has just murdered six of her children in their …
As the saying goes, the more things change, the more they remain the same, and the Duke-North Carolina basketball rivalry is no exception.
Dear me! The “Downton Abbey” movie trailer is here, and oh, it’s a tantalizing montage of our favorite British mansion in all its delectable primness. But we must be patient; the film doesn’t hit theaters till the fall. Don’t despair.
In his memoir, “Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back),” Jeff Tweedy, frontman of the American rock band Wilco, displays a sense of humor that his audiences will know well from his onstage banter.
Hollywood history for the #MeToo movement, Karina Longworth’s “Seduction” is an astute and entertaining takedown of the movie industry, the press and the multimillionaire turned wannabe filmmaker Howard Hughes. Hardly anyone emerges from the pages of “Seduction” unblemished by selfishness an…
Heading out of town? Cleaning the house prior to the arrival of in-laws? Looking for a transporting story to fill your quiet moments?
Los Angeles Police Department Detective Renee Ballard was introduced in Michael Connelly’s popular “The Late Show.” She was given the graveyard shift after reporting her former partner for harassment, and she doesn’t let the poor assignment distract her from her duty.
The holiday season is here once again, and for many families, that means buying gifts for the young people in your life.
There are some women who dream of extravagant proposals full of heartfelt romance. Nikole Paterson isn’t one of them. In her sophomore novel, Jasmine Guillory uses a botched grand gesture to pair a Los Angeles doctor and a freelance writer in the most random of circumstances in “The Proposal.”
Author: April Scales
Stephen L. Carter is an oddity among America’s black intellectuals. Though he is a best-selling novelist and widely admired constitutional scholar at Yale, his success, when compared with his not-so-distant relatives, may actually represent a type of generational decline. His ancestors were …
Although set in the aftermath of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, “November Road” avoids being another novel about that fateful day in Dallas. Instead, this superior novel from Edgar winner Lou Berney melds crime fiction with a tale about people reinventing themselves, played out d…
Novelist David Baldacci introduces readers to FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine in his latest thriller, “Long Road to Mercy,” that hopefully is the start of a new series featuring her adventures.
Authors: Craig Chappelow, Pete Ronayne and Bill Adams
Author John Grisham takes readers on a journey to the Deep South in 1946 in “The Reckoning.”
British journalist Max Hastings, noted for his critically acclaimed books about World War II, has fast-forwarded his research and writing talent to a war that many Americans would like to forget.
Author: J.S. Emuakpor
Moe Berg was a real person with a life story that sounds like fiction. He had a 20-year career in Major League Baseball even though he was never more than a middling player, earned degrees from Princeton and the Columbia Law School and, during World War II, served as a spy for the U.S. government.