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Human Touch » Mitch Albom Albom is writing a novel in installments. Plus, you can donate to his charity that will assist people in the Detroit area.

Human Touch » Mitch Albom

Human Touch » Mitch Albom Albom is writing a novel in installments. Plus, you can donate to his charity that will assist people in the Detroit area.

Writing in a Crisis | Talking Writing My C-outcry appears here.

Volare on a giant piano key board

Writing in a Crisis | Talking Writing My C-outcry appears here.

American author and playwright Carson McCullers, pictured around 1955. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, her debut novel of desolate southern lives, made McCullers an instant star – something she never fully recovered from

Carson McCullers at 100: a century of American suffering

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, her debut novel of desolate southern lives, made McCullers an instant star – something she never fully recovered from

From AJ Lees’s extraordinary memoir Mentored By a Madman to Fiona Melrose’s Midwinter and Julie Myerson’s chiller The Stopped Heart, our critics recommend the reads that slipped under the radar

Hidden gems of 2016: great reads you may have missed

From AJ Lees’s extraordinary memoir Mentored By a Madman to Fiona Melrose’s Midwinter and Julie Myerson’s chiller The Stopped Heart, our critics recommend the reads that slipped under the radar

Better late than never! Book returned to the library after 120 years.

Overdue Library Book Returned After 120 Years

Better late than never!

Interesting, hybrid novel about mathematicians Amazon.com: One Hundred Twenty-One Days (9781941920329): Michèle Audin, Christiana Hills: Books

One Hundred Twenty-One Days

Amazon.com: One Hundred Twenty-One Days (9781941920329): Audin, Michèle, Hills, Christiana: Books

Our correspondent returned to the Egyptian city this fall to find a place as full of despair as her mother’s of the 1960s was full of hope and anticipation.

Our correspondent returned to the Egyptian city this fall to find a place as full of despair as her mother’s of the 1960s was full of hope and anticipation.

Neuroscientists who insist technology is changing our brains may have it wrong. What if we are switching from books to digital entertainment because of a change in our need to communicate? By Will Self

Will Self: Are humans evolving beyond the need to tell stories?

Neuroscientists who insist technology is changing our brains may have it wrong. What if we are switching from books to digital entertainment because of a change in our need to communicate?

I’d hate to see Royal Aberdeen underwater. That's going to be my new slogan. Read the full text of the president-elect’s meeting with reporters, editors and opinion columnists from The Times.

I’d hate to see Royal Aberdeen underwater. That's going to be my new slogan. Read the full text of the president-elect’s meeting with reporters, editors and opinion columnists from The Times.

Reading "Dante's Inferno" was a nightmare. This handy chart may be better than Cliff Notes!

~ PetitPoulailler.com ~

valkyriesvagina: spookyemporium: Dante’s Inferno map by somnium-maris Dante’s inferno is my favourite. Everytime someone upsets me I place them in the appropriate circle. Petit: … and, indeed,...

Historian Janice Hayes-Williams examines a fragment of a blue shell-edged plate from the Belvoir slave quarters.

Belvoir's Legacy

The highly personal archaeology of enslavement on a tobacco plantation

Hotel Amerika Introduces its new Interview Series Beginning with an interview by one of our editors, Liz Gower, with The Grammar of God: A Journey into the Words and Worlds of the Bible author Aviy…

Featured | Hotel Amerika

Hotel Amerika Introduces its new Interview Series Beginning with an interview by one of our editors, Liz Gower, with The Grammar of God: A Journey i...

Workers at the Temmler factory in Berlin

High Hitler: how Nazi drug abuse steered the course of history

German writer Norman Ohler’s astonishing account of methamphetamine addiction in the Third Reich changes what we know about the second world war

After his wife’s stroke and his daughter’s death from measles, Roald Dahl…

How family tragedy turned Roald Dahl into a medical pioneer

After his wife’s stroke and his daughter’s death from measles, Roald Dahl applied his genius to medicine – making extraordinary breakthroughs. His doctor and friend recalls what he learned while treating the author in the last year of his life

He;s been called the last humanist! That is sad.. From the Nobel Prize-winning author J. M. Coetzee, the haunting sequel to The Childhood of Jesus, continuing the journey of Davíd, Simón, and Inés...

The Schooldays of Jesus by J. M. Coetzee | PenguinRandomHouse.com

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE A New York Magazine Best Book of the Year From the Nobel Prize-winning author J. M. Coetzee, the haunting sequel...

"In sandals, in my grandmother's frock, in the noonday heat of an Italian  June, I followed you. Just like that, we were trekking through hedgerows  and overgrown meadows, along cypress-cloistered lanes that led (as you  promised) to views through iron gates of old, ornate houses, all seemingly  deserted, their gardens luxuriant with oleander, poppies, and roses,  teeming with bees. The sequins in my dress snagged on briars; my feet  blistered; I felt my face and arms growing red (my…

TO THE ITALIAN WHOSE NAME I LOST — OFF ASSIGNMENT

"In sandals, in my grandmother's frock, in the noonday heat of an Italian June, I followed you."