January 24, 2010
Fiction Weeks on list 1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. 33 2. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (Knopf: $25.95) A hacker implicated in two murders must revisit her past to prove her innocence. 21 3. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel ( Henry Holt: $27) The rise of Henry VIII's advisor Thomas Cromwell.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2009 |
Alfred A. Knopf Jr., son of publishing legends and an influential publisher in his own right, died Saturday in New York of medical complications from a fall in mid-January, according to his wife, Alice. He was 90. Knopf, known as Pat, was the only child of Alfred Knopf and Blanche Wolf Knopf, giants in the field of publishing. He left his parents' company, Alfred A. Knopf Inc., in 1959 to co-found Atheneum Publishers along with Simon Michael Bessie and Hiram Haydn.
December 19, 1996 |
After leaving the White House in 1993, George Bush waited months longer than his four immediate predecessors to cut a book deal. And he's in no hurry to finish what had been tentatively scheduled for publication in early 1995. More than three years since signing a contract with Alfred A. Knopf Inc., Bush is about two-thirds finished with a book on foreign policy that he's writing with Brent Scowcroft, his former national security advisor.
October 25, 1992 |
There are baldies and there are salties. They come with or without mustard--except in Philadelphia, it's mostly with. It is the soft pretzel, consumed by the thousands each day in the City of Brotherly Love and coveted in other cities by those willing to pay to have them shipped. Sometimes they're a snack, sometimes more. "They're like a meal and often substitute for lunch," says Sandy Brinkos, a legal secretary from Lansdale. "They fill you up and taste just great."
December 6, 1990
Robert Knopf, an engineer who has served on the board of the Culver City Unified School District since 1981, was elected president at the board's annual organizational meeting Tuesday night. Julie Cerra, a consultant and community activist, was selected vice president. Cerra was first elected to the board in 1985. James Quirarte was chosen to continue for another year as board clerk.
January 23, 1996
Publishing: The blockbuster marketing effort is part of a growing trend in the industry. It's paying off in a big way.