- Literary escapes
When times are tough, a good book can provide an escape. Two book critics offer their suggestions for books that take readers to a different place.9:06 a.m.
Janice Harayda: Author and editor-in-chief of One Minute Book Reviews. Her novels include "the Accidental Bride" and "Manhattan on the Rocks."
Mark Athitackis: Author and book critic. His reviews have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post Book World, and the Star Tribune. He also writes about books on his blog, American Fiction Notes.
- The next literary stars
In an industry that is focused more than ever on the bottom line, it's hard for young writers to get published. But some say there are more great writers working now than ever before. Midmorning takes a look at some of the writers starting to make a name for themselves.10:06 a.m.
Julie Schumacher: Author and director of the creative writing program at the University of Minnesota. Her latest novel is "Black Box."
Alan Cheuse: Author and book reviewer for National Public Radio. He also teaches writing at George Mason University. His latest novel is "To Catch the Lightning."
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