‘Going Into Town’ brings NYC to life with art from New Yorker cartoonist

“Going Into Town” by Roz Chast (Bloomsbury, 169 pages, $28)

“One of the greatest things … Read more

Best-sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Origin.” Dan Brown. Doubleday ($29.95) 2. “Sleeping Beauties.” King/King. Scribner ($32.50) 3. … Read more

Plath’s letters reveal a writer split in two

“The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume 1: 1940-1956” Edited by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen … Read more

‘The Good People’ offers haunting look at Celtic superstition

“The Good People” by Hannah Kent (Little, Brown, 388 pages, $27)

Foreboding builds from the … Read more

Recommended reading from Deschutes Public Library

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “Have You Seen Elephant” by David Barrow When an elephant asks a young … Read more

Northwest best-sellers

Hardcover fiction 1. “A Gentleman in Moscow,” Amor Towles 2. “A Legacy of Spies,” John … Read more

Portland author to talk in Bend

Walidah Imarisha confronts racial inequality in prisons

When Walidah Imarisha was a 15-year-old high school student in Springfield, she saw a newspaper … Read more

Best-sellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Oct. 1, compiled from data … Read more

Journalist dives into fraternity life

“True Gentlemen: The Broken Pledge of America’s Fraternities” by John Hechinger (Public Affairs, 306 pages, … Read more

‘Snow’ offers complex, gripping thriller

Called the “master of the existentialist thriller” by the BBC, renowned author Mike Bond is … Read more

Adam and Eve: From myth to fact to myth

“The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve” by Stephen Greenblatt (Norton, 419 pages, $27.95) … Read more

Best-sellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Sept. 24, compiled from data … Read more

The anxious, disappointing world of Jeffrey Eugenides

“Fresh Complaint: Stories” by Jeffrey Eugenides (Farrar Straus Giroux, 304 pages, $27)

Jeffrey Eugenides, author … Read more

Poetic duo

Poets Tim Whitsel and A. Molotkov present their new work in Bend

It’s tough to make a living as a writer in the United States — and … Read more

Best-sellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Sept. 17, compiled from data … Read more

Celeste Ng draws inspiration from her high school years

Celeste Ng was quite certain nobody would read her debut novel, 2014’s “Everything I Never … Read more

Concept: Tech firms will lead to our doom

“World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech” by Franklin Foer (Penguin Press, 272 … Read more

Local indie bookstores alive and kicking

Shop local movements boost small booksellers

The imminent demise of local bookstores across America has been predicted for the better part … Read more

Recommended reading from Deschutes Public Library

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “The Case of the Missing Tiger’s Eye” by Walker Styles Rider Woofson, dog … Read more

Best-sellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Sept. 10, compiled from data … Read more

‘Forest Dark’ mirrors author’s failed marriage

“Forest Dark” by Nicole Krauss (Harper, 304 ages, $27.99)

Nicole Krauss has serious doubts about … Read more

Art Garfunkel opens up

“What Is It All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man” by Art Garfunkel (Knopf. … Read more

Northwest best-sellers

Hardcover fiction 1. “Glass Houses,” Louise Penny 2. “A Gentleman in Moscow,” Amor Towles 3. … Read more

Valerie Geary pens psychological suspense

Portland author’s sophomore novel explores obsession and loss

In 2014, Valerie Geary had been writing what she hoped would be the successor to … Read more

Aging writers reflect on growing old

When Nan Narboe reached her 60s, the ground beneath her shifted unsettlingly. She had never … Read more

Faulkner, other ghosts sing through Jesmyn Ward’s new novel

“Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward (289 pages, Scribner, $26)

In his wonderfully cranky Nobel … Read more

Best-sellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Sept. 3, compiled from data … Read more

Poetry in triplicate

Three award-winning poets to read in Bend

Poets and friends Judith H. Montgomery, Penelope Scambly Schott and Ellen Waterston will come together … Read more

Elena Passarello examines our relationships with animals

OSU creative writing prof’s short essays inspire deep thinking

For many people, the word “essay,” brings to mind the assignments they cranked out in … Read more

Best-sellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Aug. 27, compiled from data … Read more

This week’s best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Aug. 20, compiled from data … Read more

Blistering Lizzie Borden novel explores psychological thrill of murder

“See What I Have Done” by Sarah Schmidt (Atlantic Monthly Press, 328 pages, $26) Lizzie … Read more

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