Wed February 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Chick-Lit Icon Bridget Jones Returns

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 7:53 am

Renee Zellweger in a scene from Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
Universal Studios


Tue February 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Mary Ingalls May Not Have Gone Blind From Scarlet Fever

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 12:30 pm

Mary Ingalls, the sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder, went blind from illness at age 14.


Tue February 5, 2013
Books News & Features

Woody Guthrie's 'House Of Earth' Calls 'This Land' Home

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 11:51 am

The cover of House of Earth is an oil painting that Guthrie made in 1936 called In El Rancho Grande.
Courtesy HarperCollins

Woody Guthrie wrote thousands of songs in his lifetime — but as far as anyone knows, he only wrote one novel. Recently discovered, House of Earth is the story of a young couple living in the Texas Panhandle in the 1930s. They dream of building a house that will withstand the bitter winds and ever-present dust that constantly threaten the flimsy wooden shack they call home.

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Mon February 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Myanmar Celebrates As Censorship Recedes; And Oh Those Seussian Hats

Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 10:56 am

A sea of Seuss hats at an event at the Library of Congress in 2010.
Mark Wilson Getty Images


Sun February 3, 2013
Author Interviews

'Disaster Diaries' Will Help You Survive The End Of The World

Originally published on Sun February 3, 2013 4:16 pm

Courtesy Penguin Press

From movies about outbreaks, to television shows about zombies, to books about Armageddon, we're in love with the end of the world.

Author Sam Sheridan wants to teach you how to survive it, no matter the catastrophe. His new book is called Disaster Diaries: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse.

He's got the skill set to prepare us: Sheridan's resume includes wilderness firefighting, construction work in the South Pole, and everything in between.

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