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Review: Book casts welcome light on actress Vivien Leigh

“Dark Star: A Biography of Vivien Leigh” (I.B. Tauris), by Alan Strachan Playing two of the greatest female roles ever offered in film — Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone with the Wind” and Blanche DuBois in “A Streetcar Named Desire” — has guaranteed actress Vivien Leigh a place in popular culture. …

E-books sales soar in 2011

NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, e-books and novels for young people are hot. Sales of e-books more than doubled from 2010 to 2011, according to a survey of nearly 2,000 publishers released Wednesday. E-books jumped from 6 percent of the market to 15 percent and e-revenue for new adult fiction …

The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman: Book Review – USATODAY.com

Because research can seem like drudgery, less artistically glamorous than the creation of a remarkable character or a memorable sentence, to praise it in a novel comes across as lukewarm, perhaps even patronizing: a ribbon for participation. As Jean Zimmerman proves in her immersive first novel The Orphanmaster, however, careful …

Best Sellers – The New York Times

June 24, 2012 COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, by E. L. James FIFTY SHADES DARKER, by E. L. James FIFTY SHADES FREED, by E. L. James GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn KISS THE DEAD, by Laurell K. Hamilton COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION THE AMATEUR, by …

Best Sellers – The New York Times

June 24, 2012 COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, by E. L. James FIFTY SHADES DARKER, by E. L. James FIFTY SHADES FREED, by E. L. James GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn KISS THE DEAD, by Laurell K. Hamilton COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION THE AMATEUR, by …