Alfred A. Knopf

“Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse”

Author: Andrea di Robilant  

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Pages: 348

Price: $26.95

There is no end to our fascination with Hemingway. Several books and dozens of articles a year are devoted to aspects of his life and work. They become more and more narrow in scope—for example there is a recent book entitled “Hemingway at Eighteen” by Steve Paul—but they still tell great stories. This one included.

“The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table”

Author: Rick Bragg  

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Pages: 528

Price: $28.95 (Hardcover)

Rick Bragg's fans can't get enough of his family stories and they won't this time either, although at 528 pages, this is Bragg's longest book.

"Homegoing" By: Yaa Gyasi

Jan 10, 2017

“Homegoing”

Author: Yaa Gyasi  

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf,

Pages: 300

Price: $ 26.95 (Hardcover)

The author of this debut novel is Yaa Gyasi— pronounced “Jessie.”

Born in Ghana, Gyasi was brought by her parents to the United States at the age of two. After stops in Ohio, Illinois, and Tennessee, they settled in Huntsville, Alabama when she was ten, her father becoming a teacher of French at UAH. Gyasi is, then, an African immigrant, not an African-American, a difference which is brought out in the novel.

"The Keepers of the House" By Shirley Ann Grau

Jun 22, 2016

“The Keepers of the House”

Author: Shirley Ann Grau

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf     

Pages: 309 pp.

Price: $16.00 (Paper)

This year, 2016, marks the 100th year of the Pulitzer Prize.

For the first 31 years only novels were eligible for the fiction prize. Then the category was expanded to include short story collections.