Thursday, December 18, 2014

Literacy Mid-South's Choice Picks

Posted By on Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 9:18 AM

The year's not yet over, but it's not too early for Literacy Mid-South to announce its Books of Choice for 2015. They are, for adult readers, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal (W.W. Norton) by Mary Roach (on what science knows of eating and digestion, including Elvis Presley's death); and for young readers, The Fourteenth Goldfish (Random House) by Jennifer L. Holm (a coming-of-age tale about an 11-year-old and her scientist grandfather, who's traveled back to being a teenager).

Literacy Mid-South's goal with its annual Books of Choice program: to get Mid-Southerners of all ages reading — and in 2015, reading about science.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Greaney’s Back — Big Time — With a New Clancy

Posted By on Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 7:54 AM

At 674 pages, Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect (Putnam) is a big book by any measure or any genre, and the author doesn’t need reminding of it. Mention the fact, however, and Mark Greaney good-naturedly replies, “Tell me about it!”

This latest novel of Greaney’s follows on the heels of his Tom Clancy Support and Defend (also from Putnam and at 503 pages), which came out this past July, and that book followed on the heels of Greaney’s latest in his own Gray Man series, Dead Eye (at 479 pages), which came out last December.

That puts Memphian Mark Greaney at a remarkable 1,656 pages for the year, and in a recent phone interview with the Flyer, Greaney reported that he’s already got another Clancy and another Gray Man lined up for next year. In the meantime, his only Memphis book signing for Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect falls on the book’s official publication date, which is today: Tuesday, December 2nd. Barnes & Noble at Wolfchase (2774 N. Germantown Parkway, 386-2468) is hosting the event beginning at 7 p.m.

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