2012 Goodbyes

There were some sad goodbyes in 2012.

The book world lost its share of superstars last year, including: Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451; Irish novelist Maeve Binchy, whose final book, “A Week in Winter”  hit the shelves, Mexican intellectual Carlos Fuentes; Helen Gurley Brown, Nora Ephron and Gore Vidal.

Young Adult readers had to bid farewell to Jan Berenstain, who, along with husband Stan, packed a lifetime of lessons into a beloved family of bears; Maurice Sendak, who taught us NOT to be afraid of monsters, and astronaut Sally Ride, who made science come alive in her nonfiction books.

For more news from the literary world, check my website, bookreportradio.com, or tune into my show, The Book Report.

Saturday: Boston (WNBP) 8 AM, Chicago (WIND) 5 pm & New York City (WOR) 11 pm

Sunday: Atlanta (WAFS) 9 AM, Miami (WIOD) 3 PM & Los Angeles (KFWB) 9 PM

 

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