Lynn Neary

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Harper Lee's Friend Says Author Is Hard Of Hearing, Sound Of Mind

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

News of a second novel has raised concerns that the To Kill a Mockingbird author is being taken advantage of in her old age. But friend Wayne Flynt says Lee, 88, can "understand what's going on."


55 Years After 'To Kill A Mockingbird', Harper Lee To Release New Novel

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The publisher Harper is releasing a new book by Harper in July — Harper Lee that is. It's a follow-up to To Kill A Mockingbird, though it was actually written first.


'Adventures Of Beekle' Wins Caldecott; Newbery Goes To 'The Crossover'

Monday, February 02, 2015

The American Library Association awarded its top medals to Dan Santat's tale of an imaginary friend on a mission and Kwame Alexander's story of basketball-playing twins.


Remembering 'Thorn Birds' Author Colleen McCullough

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Australian writer Colleen McCullough has died at 77; she was best known for her doomed Outback romance saga The Thorn Birds, famously adapted for TV with Richard Chamberlain as a passionate priest.


Vocab Tech For Toddlers Encourages 'Anytime, Anywhere Learning'

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sesame Workshop's games are designed to help kids learn words and have fun. One New York City educator says it's never too soon to teach tykes that technology can be more than just entertainment.


Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play: How Libraries Reach Kids Before They Can Read

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

This isn't your typical story time; public libraries are designing new programs to help parents and caregivers interact with toddlers in ways that will encourage future reading.

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Nonprofit Fights Illiteracy By Getting Books To Kids Who Need Them

Monday, December 29, 2014

For kids to be exposed to reading, families have to have books to read to them, which isn't a given — especially in low-income areas. First Book works to get quality literature into those communities.


Tourtiere: A French-Canadian Twist On Christmas Pie

Thursday, December 18, 2014

On Christmas Eve, many French-Canadians will gather after midnight Mass for reveillon, a lavish dinner party that lasts into the wee hours. The traditional centerpiece is a savory, spiced meat pie.


Long-Lost Letter That Inspired 'On The Road' Style Has Been Found

Monday, November 24, 2014

Known as the "Joan Anderson Letter," the 18-page, single-spaced, stream of consciousness note from Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac was found amid the dusty papers of a now-closed publishing house.


Amazon, Hachette Reach Agreement Over E-Book Prices

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The agreement in the months-long dispute was announced today and the two former adversaries will resume normal business "immediately," according to a press release.


Tom Magliozzi, Popular Co-Host Of NPR's 'Car Talk,' Dies At 77

Monday, November 03, 2014

Tom Magliozzi bantered weekly with his brother on the public radio show. They joked and sometimes even gave good advice to listeners with car troubles. Tom Magliozzi was 77 years old.

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Amazon Deal With Simon & Schuster Raises Questions For Other Publishers

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Amazon has received a fair amount of bad press lately over its long-running dispute with the Hachette publishing house. So Monday's announcement of a deal with Simon & Schuster took some industry watchers by surprise.

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French Novelist Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

Thursday, October 09, 2014

French novelist Patrick Modiano is this year's winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.


French Novelist Patrick Modiano Wins Literature Nobel

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Swedish Academy lauded Modiano "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation."


Nobel Literature Judge Disparages Western Writers - Again

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Nobel Prize for literature is announced Thursday. This year, as the usual speculation about who might win heated up, a Nobel judge, known for his outspokenness, stirred up a little controversy.


In 'Lila,' A Nomad Finds Solace And Love In The Arms Of A Preacher

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Marilynne Robinson's fourth novel is a prequel to 2004's Gilead: That book told the Rev. John Ames' family story and this book tells the story of his wife.


For Her First Trilogy, Jane Smiley Returns To Iowa, 'Where The Roots Are'

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Smiley used to live in Iowa and says something about the place still pulls on her imagination. Her new book, Some Luck, begins on a family farm in 1920.


Too Graphic? 2014 Banned Books Week Celebrates Challenged Comics

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Captain Underpants has once again topped the list of most-challenged books. Author Dav Pilkey says his tighty-whities-clad hero teaches kids a healthy lesson about questioning authority.


Legendary Vermont Bakers May Stop Selling Beloved Sourdough Bread

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The bread that Jules and Helen Rabin have made in their fieldstone oven for four decades has a cult following in central Vermont. But this may be the last summer they sell it at the farmers market.


To Achieve Diversity In Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The American publishing industry has long been the realm of the privileged few. Lately, though, some writers of color are making their voices heard — and starting some uncomfortable conversations.