"The Curse of the Pharoahs: My Adventures With...07/22/06
Dr. Zahi Hawass, the author of numerous books, has been called the "Rock Star" of Egyptology. Dr. Hawass talks about his career, his critics, and his most recent book, "The Curse of the Pharoahs: My Adventures With Mummies."
"Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee" by Charles Shields
To Kill A Mockingbird is one of the best known and most loved novels of all time. Forty six years after its publication, it still draws nearly a million readers a year. Less well known is its author, the very private Harper Lee. Now writer Charles...
"The Art of Detection" by Laurie R. King
If you love a good mystery, then you'll probably fall hard for writer Laurie R. King. She's written 15 books, including her Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes series, and her Detective Kate Martinelli series. In her latest, "The Art of Detection", Laurie...
"Stumbling on Happiness" by Daniel Gilbert
Daniel Gilbert is a professor of psychology at Harvard, and he's won numerous awards for his teaching and research. He's written a new book on how the mind works titled, "Stumbling on Happiness."
"The Guests of the Ayatollah" by Mark Bowden
Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down, has a new book called "The Guests of the Ayatollah", and it's being praised everywhere as the definitive account of America's first battle with militant Islam.
"A Dirty Job" by Christopher Moore
Cult-hero author Christopher Moore tackles death in his latest wonderful, whacked-out novel, "A Dirty Job."
"Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero"...
If you know anything at all about baseball, then you have to know the name Roberto Clemente. David Maraniss' new biography of Roberto Clemente is titled "Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero."
"Fancy Nancy" by Robin Preiss Glasser
Robin Glasser is the illustrator of best-sellers like "You Can't Take a Book into the Metropolitan Museum" and its two sequels, as well as a number of books by Judith Viorst. Robin's latest book is titled Fancy Nancy, and little girls who love to...
"My Life in France" by Julia Child and Alex Prud'Homme
Julia Child's latest and what undoubtedly will be her last book is entirely due to her collaboration with her husband Paul's grandnephew, Alex Prud'homme. He listened to Julia's stories for hours, read letters she and her husband had written, and now...
Shannon Ravenel of Algonquin Books
Shannon Ravenel, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, is the founder of Algonquin Books and former editor of Best American Stories. She has edited Algonquin's annual New Stories from the South anthology since 1986.
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