The Harry Bosch series started out bleak and, with the passing years, has only gotten bleaker. The deepening of the gloom certainly has something to do with the aging of its hero. In 1992 when Michael Connelly first introduced Bosch in "The Black Echo," he was an LAPD detective in the prime of his lonely life.
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" has "assembled" a new children's book called "Whose Boat Is This Boat? Comments That Don't Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane."
“The Age of Eisenhower” provides a definitive interpretation of an often under-examined decade and often misunderstood presidency.
But a new book on the counterculture crusader attempts to dig deeper into the mission of writer Hunter S. Thompson, who pushed "gonzo journalism," a style of journalism written without claims of objectivity and with the journalist at the center.
The author of several important books, including “Will in the World” and “The Swerve,” Stephen Greenblatt recently has consolidated his concerns about despotism (especially as it is currently expressed in American politics) in his latest book, “Tyranny.”
Special guests include journalists Christopher Dickey, John Avlon and Tina Brown, playwright David Hare, memoirist Margo Jefferson, Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt, historians Charles Spencer and Deborah Lipstadt, and federal judge and author Richard Gergel.
Ann Patchett will join The Post and Courier’s Fall Book & Author Luncheon, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Charleston Marriott.
F. Rutledge Hammes' grandparents settled on James Island decades ago, exposing themselves to Gullah culture. Hammes, the eldest of 10 children, grew up with folklore ringing in his ears.
Petulance is the most childish of behaviors. Political scientist Alan Wolfe's “The Politics of Petulance” is not merely a withering indictment of Donald Trump and his most ardent supporters, but of an entire American body politic mired in immaturity.
It's called "Wasteland: The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror." In it, Poole traces the origins of the horror genre to the horrors of World War I, which upped the ante on the ways the human body could be mutilated.
THE GOURMAND’S WAY: Six Americans in Paris and the Birth of a New Gastronomy. By Justin Spring. FSG. 433 pages. $30.
It should come as no surprise that when Jews began immigrating to another new land, the fledgling United States, their arguments burst into the open. Unfettered by Old World tradition, free to explore alternative theologies and modes of worship, Jews in 19th-century America grafted new ways onto old and shaped the modern Judaism we recognize today.
Renee Hodges, author of "Saving Bobby: Heroes and Heroin in One Small Community," will make two appearances in Charleston to discuss her book and the scourge of opioid addiction.
"Outside Agitator: The Civil Rights Struggle of Cleveland Sellers Jr.," published by Spartanburg-based Hub City Press, is available for $18 starting Nov. 6 from online and traditional booksellers.
“Rampage,” James M. Scott’s third book on the Pacific Theater of the Second World War, is by far his most immediate and intimate. The war is agonizingly and microscopically close: the enemy soldiers, the Filipino and American citizens, the American generals. We see what they eat, what they wear, how they survive, how they die.
In "Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist," journalist Eli Saslow charts Derek Black's conversion from a right-wing extremist to a high-profile critic of the movement.
In his new book, “On Desperate Ground,” best-selling author and historian Hampton Sides has delivered a combat thriller, focusing on the hellish 1950 Battle for Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War.
In “All-Night Party: The Women of Bohemian Greenwich Village and Harlem, 1913-1930,” Andrea Barnet succeeds in giving her subjects their individual due and making a case that, as a group, they represent a shift in consciousness.
The Charleston Library Society’s Speaker Series will feature authors James Scott and Hampton Sides 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4. Scott will discuss his new book “Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila.” Sides will talk about his new book “On Desperate Ground: The Marines at the…
With “The Ensemble,” Aja Gabel proves that a string quartet — four people with their own talents, histories and personalities — is the perfect group to write a novel about.
C.J. Chivers, a Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent for the New York Times, has taken up the puzzle of how to memorialize a war still being fought in his second book, "The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq."
Pat Barker's novel, a retelling of Homer's "Iliad" from the perspective of Briseis, a princess whose capture leads to her historical place as Achilles's "bed-girl," raises the stakes for all historical writing in that it reminds us to do as Abigail Adams urged her husband: "Remember the ladies."
Identity is a tangled weave for we clannish creatures. And one must work to distinguish its strands. In arguing for a concept of human identity that transcends race, religion, nation, culture and class, Kwame Anthony Appiah has set himself a formidable task.
In his new book “World War II at Sea,” historian Craig L. Symonds has crafted an immensely readable history of the Second World War via the perspective of the world’s navies.
JANE ON THE BRAIN: Exploring the Science of Social Intelligence with Jane Austen. By Wendy Jones. Pegasus Books. 336 pages. $27.95.
One person said reading South Carolina native Horace Mungin’s new book about jazz is like taking a tour with a well-informed guide.
RACE TO HAWAII: The 1927 Dole Air Derby and the Thrilling First Flights That Opened the Pacific. By Jason Ryan. Chicago Review Press. 320 pages. $26.99.
Lowcountry resident Justin Hopson has published his second book, “If the First Lady Hired Me...: A Private Eye’s Tell-All of Cheating in America.”
DENMARK VESEY’S GARDEN: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy. By Ethan J. Kytle and Blain Roberts. The New Press. 464 pages. $28.99.
Good first lines have the power to pull a reader into the story. Think of Herman Melville’s “Call me Ishmael.” Or Tolstoy’s “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
The frontispiece to Michiko Kakutani’s new book features Francisco de Goya’s 1815 etching “The Death of Truth.” In it, the feminine figure of Truth lies at the center with arms crossed, the final rays of her illumination fading across the page.
Early in “The Only Story,” Julian Barnes’s 23rd book, his narrating hero professes, “I’m not trying to spin you a story. I’m trying to tell you the truth,” a sentence that should set off alarms in readers of his work.