Michael K. Brantley’s first book, classified as creative nonfiction, started out as a paper for a graduate class at ECU. Brantley, who lives near Spring Hope, writes about growing up in rural eastern North Carolina in ‘Memory Cards.’
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, June 21, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2015, The Nielsen Co.
A golf game in Scotland led a Wake Forest writer to Albert Einstein and the Nazi scientist responsible for Einstein’s flight from Germany. Dr. Bruce J. Hillman chronicles the story in his first effort at creative nonfiction.
The timing couldn't be more appropriate: Last week, barely five days after Dylann Storm Roof allegedly killed nine people at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Justice Department's "The Ferguson Report" (New Press; 174 pages, $20 paper), first made public in March, came out in book form.
Batman, Superman, Spider-Man and Captain America have become giants in pop culture through comic books, TV shows and feature films. But, have you heard of Funnyman? What about Man O' Metal, Mr. Muscles or Pat Parker, War Nurse?
Karolina Waclawiak wants to talk about class. We're sitting at Stark Bar on the campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It's the end of the workday, and office workers and museum goers alike are letting themselves loosen in the gently failing early evening light.