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  • Review: 'I Will Love You for the Rest of My Life' by Michael Czyzniejewski

    Review: 'I Will Love You for the Rest of My Life' by Michael Czyzniejewski
    Chilling, strange and devastating in equal measures, the 29 stories in Michael Czyzniejewski's fiction collection "I Will Love You for the Rest of My Life: Breakup Stories," detail the aftereffects of toxic relationships, traumas and delusions. Less...
  • Chicago book news: Jeffery Renard Allen shortlisted for PEN/Faulkner Award

    Chicago book news: Jeffery Renard Allen shortlisted for PEN/Faulkner Award
    Jeffery Renard Allen's novel "Song of the Shank" is one of five finalists for the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. "Song of the Shank" is a fictionalized account of 19th century piano prodigy "Blind Tom" Wiggins, who was born into slavery in 1840s...
  • New in paperbacks: Smith Henderson's 'Fourth of July Creek,' more

    New in paperbacks: Smith Henderson's 'Fourth of July Creek,' more
    Fourth of July Creek: A Novel by Smith Henderson, Ecco, 470 pages, $15.99 Social worker Pete Snow is hard at work trying to help 11-year-old Benjamin Pearl in the Montana wilderness when he encounters the malnourished boy's father, Jeremiah, a disturbed...
  • 'A Little Life' a darkly beautiful tale of love and friendship

    I've read a lot of emotionally taxing books in my time, but "A Little Life," Hanya Yanagihara's follow-up to 2013's brilliant, harrowing "The People in the Trees," is the only one I've read as an adult that's left me sobbing. I became so invested in the...
  • Candy artist gives UCF students taste of traditional and modern Japanese food culture

    Candy artist gives UCF students taste of traditional and modern Japanese food culture
    Sugimori "Candy" Miyuki, one of only 15 formally trained Japanese candy artists in the world, demonstrated her craft in front of several hundred UCF students Wednesday at the campus Student Union. Miyuki's appearance, which was presented by the...
  • Harper Lee: What's wrong with a one-hit wonder?

    Harper Lee: What's wrong with a one-hit wonder?
    I’m not sure what to make of Casey N. Cep’s piece about Harper Lee’s abandoned true-crime book over at the New Yorker’s Page Turner blog. On the one hand, it tells a fascinating story of a potential mass murderer, who was...
  • UM coach Katie Meier welcomes players into her close-knit family

    UM coach Katie Meier welcomes players into her close-knit family
    — Minutes after her accident, Adrienne Motley knew exactly who she had to call. As she stepped out of her mangled car not far from Miami's campus, the Hurricanes guard understood there wasn't much her family in Virginia could do to help. She didn't...
  • 'Insurgent' star Octavia Spencer: 'I'm such a fangirl!'

    Octavia Spencer has spent the years since her 2012 Oscar night cashing in on the success "The Help" brought her. And not with cash alone. She was the mother of a police shooting victim in the critically-acclaimed "Fruitvale Station," an alcoholic helping...
  • Louise Erdrich wins Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

    Louise Erdrich wins Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction
    Minnesota novelist Louise Erdrich, a celebrated author who has won several literary awards, now has another prestigious prize to her name. The author of "Love Medicine" and "Tracks" is this year's winner of the Library of Congress Prize for American...
  • Palm Beach County Calendar

      Tuesday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Annual Luncheon JAFCO The event will feature Cory Kahaney, a comedian from "Last Comic Standing," a boutique and silent auction. $75. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami. 954-315-8671 or http:...
  • Klay, Jamison among nominees for PEN awards

    National Book Award winner Phil Klay and the author of Oprah Winfrey's latest book club pick, Cynthia Bond, are among the nominees on the longlist of awards handed out by the PEN American Center. The literary and human rights organization announced...