Divinity Rose adds author to her list of many talents
It’s not easy to pin down Divinity Rose.
By George Carlin, Tony Hendra. Free Press; 294 pgs., $26.99.
Featuring extended interview
“We must see all scars as beauty. Okay? This will be our secret. Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived.”
Baby, Let’s Play House
By Alanna Nash. It Books; 702 pgs., $27.99. Release date: Jan. 5, 2010
'Look at the Birdie: Unpublished Short Fiction'
I’m always filled with a slight sense of nervousness when picking up a posthumous collection of unpublished fiction by a well-respected author.
The office politics and drama behind making a cartoon
The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History
By John Ortved. Faber and Faber Inc.; 332 pgs., $27.
The Year of The Flood
By Margaret Atwood. Knopf Doubleday Publishing; 448 pgs.; $26.95.
Barbara Kingsolver on politics, place and her ambitious new novel
Her writing is expansive; Barbara Kingsolver has written about everything from missionary work in Africa to how to eat out of your own backyard.
I Drink for a Reason
(By David Cross. Grand Central Publishing; 256 pgs., $23.99.)
Again this year, most sessions of Spalding’s Festival of Contemporary Writing will feature combinations of diverse forms of the written word.