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Carl Hiaasen, Laurie Halse Anderson and Jacqueline Woodson are among the 10 authors on the National Book Awards' longlist for young people's literature.

Rutherford County native Tony Earley, who wrote the best-selling novel “Jim the Boy,” is back with “Mr. Tall,” his first collection of short stories in 20 years.

David Mitchell’s new novel, “The Bone Clocks,” is a dazzling book in need of an editor.

Lovers of crossword puzzles will love Alan Connor’s charming history of the crossword puzzle.

Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon. (Penguin) The horror of Sept. 11 looms over Pynchon’s novel of New York in the vortex of the dot-com boom. When Maxine Tarnow, a fraud investigator pinballing between work and family, starts looking into a computer-security firm and its corrupt chief executive, she finds herself mixed up with an array of hackers, drug runners and entrepreneurs, some of whom begin turning up dead. Times reviewer Jonathan Lethem called this shaggy-dog conspiracy tale “dazzling and ludicrous.”

A Utah author says a schoolteacher plagiarized her Christian romance novel, added graphic sex scenes and passed it off as her own.

Louise Erdrich has won the PEN/Saul Bellow prize, a lifetime achievement honor for American writers that comes with a $25,000 cash award.

Ursula K. Le Guin, the science fiction and fantasy writer widely celebrated as a visionary and compelling storyteller, is receiving an honorary National Book Award.

Katy Simpson Smith’s epic tale of three generations in Beaufort, N.C., in the late 1700s.

Before they were Violins of Hope, they were Violins of Horror, testifying to the fates of Jews who played them before and during the Holocaust.

Lisa WingatePicture this: It's 2007, and I'm in London, trapped for a week in an old hotel near R...

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