A “Radical Update” for the “Betty Crocker Cookbook” | Books and authors

The Big Red cookbook was first published in 1950. For someone who only exists in our collective imagination, Betty Crocker has left a huge mark on American home cooking. Her eponymous book “Big Red,” first published in 1950 and revised 12 times in the years since changes in taste, demographics, and cooking methods, has taught … Read more

Find your way to Louise Penny by road, book, or the new “Three Pines” series

On Vermont’s northern border lies a rural area of ​​Quebec known as the Eastern Suburbs or the Canton de l’Est. Along the string of sleepy villages, wedged among forests and farmland, lie unusual jolts. Like a mouthwatering smoked duck sandwich or a particularly lush section of railroad track. Most American tourists, not the wisest, hitchhike … Read more

The Invisible Man author Ralph Ellison was also a prolific photographer. A new book highlights hundreds of his Polaroids and street scenes

Soon, fans of the famous American novelist Ralph Ellison will have a chance to watch Invisible Man The author through a whole new lens. The Ralph and Fanny Ellison Charitable Trust partnered with the Gordon Parks Foundation and German publishing house Steidl to release Ralph Ellison: Photographer. This month, the book features 200 previously unpublished … Read more

More American readers prefer fiction to fact – The Hill

Story at a glance Non-fiction book sales are down 2% since 2019, while fiction book sales are up 45%. Recent political titles for A-list authors like Mike Pence and Michelle Obama have underperformed. Meanwhile, a literary subset of TikTok helped propel fantasy phenomenon Colin Hoover to the top of the bestseller list. America’s readers may … Read more

And Paul Kevin Cabrera, who endorsed Trump in Miami-Dade, got off to a bad start

Image from a flyer promoting a December 9 event by Florida International University’s Cuban Research Institute for author Susan Eva Eckstein’s book on differences in US immigration policy titled “The Cuban Franchise.” Florida International University The ardent beaver that he seems — at the age of eight, he already knew he wanted to be political … Read more

Get a refreshed look for Minnesota’s leading bird book

The publication of a small 114-page book in 1974 changed the Minnesota Birds forever. The book was The Birder’s Guide to Minnesota, the first of five editions written by the state’s premier birder’s guide, Kim Eckert of Duluth. The fifth edition should be in stores next month. Everything will be as exciting for birds today … Read more

Daniel Dutton on what narrative can hold

this week’s story,”My wonderful description of the flowers,” referring to a dream—the narrator’s husband dreamed that she left him. The narrator quickly clears this up. Do you expect the reader to hold on to this scene? I’m not sure I expect anything definite from the reader, at least as far as what the reader is … Read more