Thursday, March 29, 2007

Books in the News: Harry Potter and the Road


The cover of the last Harry Potter book was revealed today. The Associated Press reports today, "What picture shows a dramatic gold and orange sky and a teenage boy in glasses reaching upward?
It's the cover to the seventh and final Harry Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," coming out July 21. As always, the cover was designed by illustrator Mary GrandPre, U.S. publisher Scholastic, Inc., announced Wednesday."
The covers in the U.K. wil be different according to Reuters.
Oprah announced that her book club will be reading the Road by Cormac McCarthy. According to the AP, "Don't expect a lot of sunshine in Oprah Winfrey's latest book club pick. Publishing's leading hit-maker has chosen Cormac McCarthy's "The Road," a bleak, apocalyptic novel by an author who rarely talks to the media."

1 comment:

Liz Birge said...

Dear Ann,
I don't know if you saw yesterday's Star-Ledger, but the newspaper is running a series of Harry Potter crosswords (free form) in anticipation of the final book of the series. One puzzle for each book.

The first one ran yesterday and the others are scheduled for every other week (increasing in difficulty with each puzzle).

Beginning with the next puzzle (May 10), players will be able to solve the crossword online at the Ledger's Harry Potter blog at www.nj.com.

Thank you.
Liz Birge
Star-Ledger
ebirge@starledger.com