New novels fictionJuly 11, 2018 – 12:05 pm

New novels fiction

Clockwise from top left: Sarah Waters, James Ellroy, Margaret Atwood, Haruki Murakami, Hilary Mantel and Howard Jacobson. Photographs: Murdo MacLeod/Richard Saker/Sarah Lee/Marco Garcia Murdo Macleod/Richard Saker/Sarah Lee/Marco Garcia AUGUST PR Throughout his career, Amis has had a fascination with the Holocaust and the problem of how to engage imaginatively with a historical horror beyond imagination. He set his 1991 novel, Time s Arrow, in a world… Travel in style and safety in our comfortable coaches check

YA novels to moviesApril 2, 2018 – 11:46 am

YA novels to movies

YA novels that will be/were/currently have plans to be made into films. Some have already been made, some are being made, and some are in the cross-your-fingers-that-they-get-made-and-don t-suck stage. 1. Nemirtinguju kronikos: nuostabus sutverimai (2013) Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. (124 mins.)…

Literature genres for Common CoreSeptember 1, 2017 – 11:42 am

Literature genres for Common Core

The Common Core Standards are easier to navigate once you realize they are organized into four main sections: Standards 1 through 3 deal with text types (genres) and purposes for writing. These standards also address numerous skills important to each of the three umbrella genres the standards cover: narrative, persuasive (argument), and expository/informational (these two are not identical, but are definitely related). More on genre in just a moment…

Latest novels releasedAugust 22, 2017 – 11:42 am

Latest novels released

“In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.” That could have been ripped from the headlines of a horrifying news event. As it happens, that’s the premise…

YA novels About Time travelJune 16, 2017 – 01:21 am

YA novels About Time travel

With the popularity of Doctor Who hitting fever pitch with all ages, time travel seems a likely new frontier for both literature and movies specifically in Young Adult literature. This year saw the release of books about time travel garner attention even in the vast sea of established dystopian and paranormal romances. Hollywood also came calling for time travel books yet to be released, buying up rights almost as soon as book deals were announced…

Top novels to readJune 6, 2017 – 01:20 am

Top novels to read

People read for a variety of reasons: entertainment, knowledge, understanding. There’s no better way to gain a larger vocabulary than by reading novels of all types and genres. Your high school teachers might have considered the classics the only true literature with educational value, but there are plenty of modern tales that can help you pick up new words to fling around at cocktail parties. Here are seven novels, both classic and modern, that will…

Latest novels by John GrishamMay 7, 2017 – 01:15 am

Latest novels by John Grisham

In his new novel, Sycamore Row, John Grisham returns to a character close to his heart: Jake Brigance. Grisham introduced Jake to readers in his first novel, A Time to Kill — an adaptation of which is opening soon on Broadway. Grisham insists that he didn t plan for his first new Jake Brigance book to come out at the same time as the play. You know it makes us look real smart,he says. There is no way, if we had planned, that it would ever happen…