A CRY FROM THE FAR MIDDLE: Dispatches from a Divided Land. By P.J. O’Rourke. Atlantic Monthly Press. 320 pages. $26.
GREAT ADAPTATIONS: Star-Nosed Moles, Electric Eels, and Other Tales of Evolution’s Mysteries Solved. By Kenneth Catania. Princeton University Press. 216 pages. $27.95.
Widmer takes a deep dive into the 1,900-mile journey of the president-elect from his home in Springfield, Ill., to Washington, D.C.
POSTHUMOUS MEMOIRS OF BRAS CUBAS: A Novel. By Machado de Assis. Translated by Margaret Jull Costa and Robin Patterson. Liveright. 239 pages. $27.95.
Six Charleston County Public Library branches will reopen Monday, Aug. 24, offering limited in-person services such as browsing and mobile printing.
Local Gullah storyteller Carolyn E. White and co-author Shelia L. Anderson have published White's memoir, "Jabulile, The Gullah Storyteller: The Stories of My Life."
The Charleston Library Society will host a virtual talk featuring author Suzanne Nossel, CEO of PEN America, and Ashley Sands, a Summerville native and former art dealer, has authored a debut novel that will be distributed as an Audible Original.
Charleston-based authors and life partners Julie Weldon and Stacey Pierce have released a children's book based on their late rescue dog, Rico.
"A Summer with Southern Authors," a book series presented by the Charleston Library Society, Evening Post Books and Buxton Books, continues with an online Zoom event set for 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23.
BEGIN AGAIN: James Baldwin’s America and its Urgent Lessons for Our Own. By Eddie S. Glaude Jr. Crown. 272 pages. $26.99.
Black Ink: A Charleston African American Book Festival will welcome keynote speaker Kwame Mbalia to its event, set for Jan. 16, 2021, at the College Center at Trident Technical College in North Charleston.
Today, America is having a serious crisis searching for itself and trying to better understand its complicated upbringing. Inward reflection is certainly a good thing now and then to better understand ourselves and our own past, as Timothy Egan reveals in his new book "A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith."
The Charleston Library Society in partnership with Evening Post Books and Buxton Books continues its "Summer with Southern Authors" series at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9, featuring Jeff Upshaw and Bob Deans in conversation with Polly Buxton. They will discuss what it was like coming of age in…
Bakari Sellers' new memoir, "My Vanishing Country, offers something so authentic that it caught me off guard.
FIFTY-TWO STORIES. By Anton Chekhov. Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. Knopf. 508 pages. $35.
While the perspective of the novel "Marguerite" bounces around between characters, it focuses mostly on the nurse Marguerite, the farmer Henri and his wife Brigitte.
Though themes of spiritual quest, the divine feminine, love, rebellion, and belonging are not new territory for Kidd, “The Book of Longings” demonstrates a welcomed maturity and mastery of historical fiction, even as she takes on a retelling of the greatest story ever told.
Stephen Heyman, a former editor and columnist with The New York Times, restores Louis Bromfield to his place in both European and American cultural history with this exemplary biography of a man whose life was a confounding series of paradoxes.
Vintage glamour and gloom permeate this book of short stories, written by Nancy Hale and compiled here with a steely, modern eye by Lauren Groff.
The Charleston Library Society, which in the last decade has ramped up its on-site programming, has been transferring various book-related discussions from its gracious reading room to the virtual domain of Zoom because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Readers of the great writer Louise Erdrich know her many gifts: powerful phrase-making, a feel for life’s richness and incongruity and a guarded faith in the future. The next thought can be anything, sometimes a fresh promise of love or survival.
Mary Alice Monroe's latest novel, "On Ocean Boulevard," will be released May 19, and to mark the occasion, the Lowcountry author will appear at 3 p.m. that day in a free virtual book event, "Reader Meet Writer," created by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance.
Before her death in September 2019, Dorothea Benton Frank joined forces with her daughter, Victoria Benton Frank, to create a children’s book titled “Teddy Spaghetti.” The book, illustrated by Renee Andriani, is about a standout kid who learns to stick up for himself and the things he loves.
Erik Larson could not have imagined that his new book, “The Splendid and the Vile,” would be published just before a global pandemic set in and virtually every American would be under stay-at-home orders.
“Gertie: The Fabulous Life of Gertrude Sanford Legendre, Heiress, Explorer, Socialite, Spy,” by Anderson-based author Kathryn Smith has won the 2020 Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Award in the Biography category.
The coronavirus pandemic has intensified the writer's regular isolation, and this has inspired and distracted several area authors.
Jim Ross takes his first yank at the reader’s heartstrings in the foreword of his new memoir, “Under the Black Hat: My Life in the WWE and Beyond.”
Over a 36-year time period in Cabo Polonio, an isolated beach town in Uruguay, five queer women find refuge in that place and each other as they navigate political horrors, their love for women and finding family in “Cantoras” by Carolina de Robertis.