The highly-anticipated new book from the bestselling author of SEABISCUIT.
On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of Louie Zamperini, a young man from a defiant California boyhood and a former Olympic athlete.
UNBROKEN is the story of Zamperini’s unforgettable journey into extremity– a stunning testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.
Emma Donoghue talks to Richard and Judy about her novel Room, One of the 8 books in the Richard and Judy Spring 2011 Book Club exclusively with WHSmith.
From www.BookVideos.tv – For two decades, Jeannette Walls hid her roots. Now she tells her own story. A regular contributor to MSNBC.com, she lives in New York and Long Island and is married to the writer John Taylor.
This is a brief interview with Kathryn Stockett prior to her appearance at the Tower Theatre in Bend, Oregon. She discusses her novel, The Help, and the upcoming movie adaptation. The Deschutes Public Library’s A Novel Idea… Read Together selection for 2010 was The New York Times #1 bestseller, The Help by author Kathryn Stockett. Events were held throughout Deschutes County from April 11th through May 8th. Author Kathyrn Stockett visited Bend on May 7th and Redmond May 8th.
Nora Ephron, acclaimed screenwriter, director and novelist took time to visit with some of her fans in Toronto at the invitation of Heather Reisman, Indigo Books. Who can forget the famous restaurant scene in “When Harry Met Sally”, or “Sleepless in Seattle” with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks atop the Empire State Building? Nora Ephron gives a candid, funny and inspired talk about the making of her famous movies including “You’ve Got Mail”. She divulges some of her most remarkable memories of working with the incomparable Meryl Streep in “Julia & Julia”, “Heartburn” and “Silkwood”. Watch both the short version and the long version of this inspiring interview.
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Born in Boston, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Wellesley College, Ingrid Thoft is the author of
LOYALTY, IDENTITY, and BRUTALITY, featuring Boston private investigator Fina Ludlow. “Entertainment Weekly” described the series as “sizzling” and “Publisher’s Weekly” deemed it “dazzling.”
The novels are being developed into a TV series for ABC under the auspices of prolific producer Mark Gordon. LOYALTY received the SpotBorn in Boston, Massachusetts, and was nominated for a Shamus Award for best P.I. novel. Ingrid’s desire to create a believable private investigator character— and her own interest in detection—led her to the certificate program in private investigation at the University of Washington. The fourth book in the series will be published in June 2016.
When soccer mom Liz Barone is attacked in her kitchen and left with a life-threatening injury, Fina Ludlow is hired by Liz’s mother to identify her attacker. It’s unusual for Fina to take a case that isn’t connected to the family firm, Ludlow and Associates, but Liz was in the process of suing her alma mater, New England University—a suit that could be a legal gold mine.
Twenty years earlier, Liz was an NEU soccer star known for her physical toughness; however, a serious cognitive decline has soured her soccer memories. She’s convinced that her aggressive style of play—and the university’s willingness to ignore head injuries in favor of a win—has put her health and her future in jeopardy, and someone needs to be held responsible.
Was Liz attacked to stop her lawsuit, or were there other secrets in the seemingly innocent woman’s life? Fina convinces her father and boss, Carl, to take the case, and discovers that wading into the financially lucrative and emotionally charged world of collegiate sports requires nerves of steel. As the list of suspects grows and hidden agendas are revealed, Fina wonders if any game is worth the price.