The state is preparing to kill seven prisoners over 11 days.
When a writer has created books as spell-binding as A TIME TO KILL, THE FIRM and THE CLIENT, you enter into each of his new
James Taylor and John Grisham helped finance an ad that skewers HB 2, the state's anti-LGBT law.
I get an inordinate number of questions about what the industry fondly calls "blurbs," and here I attempt to cover them all with a detailed list of how authors can approach soliciting and choosing, and everything in between.
It's not about "political correctness" (in the context of current Mississippi politics, supporting the inclusion of the Rebel standard on the state flag is the politically "correct" thing to do). It's about moral correctness; it's about historical correctness; it's about common decency.
Flannery O'Connor damned the novel with pretty faint praise when it came out: "I think for a child's book it does all right." That seems unduly harsh (and unfair to YA literature). What works best for me as an adult reader is the slow accretion of local color, the barbed social comedy, and the graceful prose.
Whatever is happening in publishing today looks to be reflected at the Book Exposition of America (BEA). The annual event, just held May 27-29 at the Jacob Javits center, seems to be shrinking to oblivion. f
This week the majority of best-selling ebooks belong to Penguin Random House, which scores 13 of the top 25 titles, including the No. 1 spot, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. The title is likely buoyed up by the forthcoming release of a film adaptation, directed by Angelina Jolie and due out in theaters on Christmas Day.
As the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear, some of the past year's top titles are making renewed appearances on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.
It's only been a little over a week since Amazon and Hachette buried the hatchet, so it's likely premature to see much change for the publisher's titles on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List. Still, Hachette titles do appear to have gained a bit of ground
There are quite a number of new titles on this week's list -- four of them within the top ten -- and most are by best-selling authors like Nora Roberts, Tess Gerritsen and Stephen King.
Since the publication of A Time to Kill in 1989, Grisham has written one book a year, and true to form, his latest novel, Gray Mountain, arrives both on time and with all the thrilling suspense and supple plotline that we have come to expect of this master storyteller.