This year marks a very important date in literary history. It’s the anniversary of one of the oldest works in literature, The Tale of Genji.
Where does our food come from? How does the global food system impact us? These books examine the food industry, as well as how and what we eat.
Books by Marion Nestle | The food industry | The food we eat | Documentaries
Books by Marion Nestle
Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine
By Marion Nestle
The acclaimed author of Food Politics tells the gripping story of how, in early 2007, a few telephone calls about sick cats set off the largest recall of consumer products in U.S. history and an international crisis over the safety of imported goods ranging from food to toothpaste, tires, and toys.
Celebrate the life and work of Mark Twain by reading some of his novels, stories, travel writing, or autobiographical works.
Novels | Short stories | Travel books | Autobiography
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)
This is Mark Twain's first novel about Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, and it has become one of the world's best-loved books. It is a fond reminiscence of life in Hannibal, Missouri, an evocation of Mark Twain's own boyhood along the banks of the Mississippi during the 1840s.
This recommended reading list includes memoirs by Iranian women that depict the turbulent history and rich culture of their country and the people who live there.
Books by Azar Nafisi | Iranian memoirs
Books by Azar Nafisi
Things I've Been Silent About: Memories
By Azar Nafisi
The author of the international bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran offers a stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, with moving memories of her life lived in thrall to a powerful and difficult mother, against the background of Iran during a time of revolution and change.
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, John Updike, died January 27, 2009, at age 76. Read about his life and work in The New York Times or the Washington Post.