Library Journal‘s longtime romance columnist Kristin Ramsdell honors the passing of a genre pioneer.
While letter collections are not new, it may take a writer like Hemingway, with a larger-than-life reputation, to bring attention to their value as literary companions.
With an extremely low price point and instant access, ebooks can fill niches quickly without high up-front publishing costs, making publishers more likely to take a chance on new writers in varied markets and genres. It is these very benefits that have left this reviewer, however, often slogging through ebook drivel to find a gem. […]
Military fiction icon Tom Clancy died October 1 in a Baltimore hospital at the age of 66. With the publication of The Hunt for Red October in 1984, the former insurance agent was catapulted into the spotlight when President Ronald Reagan commented that he enjoyed the book. Clancy’s descriptions of military weapons and strategies were […]
Recently, I had the pleasure of talking with Jamie Ford, author of the mega-best-selling Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and now Songs of Willow Frost, which is publishing this month and has just appeared on the first LibraryReads list. Here’s the result of our conversation. “I like complicated family stories, stories […]