David Gessner has had enough of elevated language and warbling folkies singing about Mother Earth. It's time to kick out the jams.
A selection of excerpts from new and backlist Beacon LGBT titles.
Margaret Regan, author of The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands, will once again appear at the Tucson Festival of Books. Her appearance at the 2010 festival was broadcast on BookTV; you can watch it on YouTube....
Terry Galloway talks about her cochlear implant surgery and how it felt to hear her mother's voice for the first time in 51 years.
In an excerpt from her book, Terry Galloway discusses lip-reading, special education, and being Little-d deaf.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is available in a new, altered version. The author of Inheriting the Trade writes about why he thinks this is a bad idea.
Read more about Margaret Regan's compelling book that addresses the human cost of U.S. immigration policy.
Out now: a new edition of Eboo Patel's acclaimed memoir with a new afterword by the author.
A member of Beacon's staff shares some photos from her parent's visit with Barack Obama.
Two Beacon Press books are leading the voting for the Boston Globe's first citywide read program.
Beacon staff returns from a productive and photogenic BookExpo America!
Speaking to a convention of Sri Lankan Tamil doctors, Adele Barker discovers renewal through books.
Today's post is from Tom Hallock, Associate Publisher of Beacon Press. Last week, Beacon announced a change in its distribution from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Random House Publisher Services which will be effective July 1, 2010. It's a big change...
An excerpt from Thousand Pieces of Gold, a biographical novel about the life of an extraordinary Chinese-American woman in the old west.
Current Beacon contests and links to good reading.
Danielle Ofri, one of many doctors writing about their experiences with patients, discusses her own approach to ensuring patient privacy.
Out Front Colorado named David Plante's The Pure Lover one of its top 10 nonfiction titles of the year: When a writer as profoundly able as Plante pens a lament for his lost companion, the result is a fierce encapsulation...
Several Beacon Press books have made it onto Holiday gift-giving lists. Here's a quick look at a handful of them. You can get 20% off any of these titles, or any other Beacon Press book, at the Beacon Press website...
Michael Patrick MacDonald's All Souls: A Family Story from Southie, still resonates with readers of all ages ten years after it was first published.
Today's post is from Helene Atwan, Director of Beacon Press. She recently attended the 75th birthday celebration of Sonia Sanchez, an award-winning poet, playwright, activist, and scholar whose work includes Shake Loose My Skin and the forthcoming Morning Haiku. On...