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  • Review: 'Lord Fear' by Lucas Mann

    Review: 'Lord Fear' by Lucas Mann
    When Josh Mann overdosed in May 2000, he seemed an awful lot like thousands of other Gen-X heroin casualties from the previous decade. He was young, had grown up comfortably and died in his New York apartment surrounded by the detritus of an unrealized...
  • Review: 'Orient' by Christopher Bollen

    Review: 'Orient' by Christopher Bollen
    The talent outruns the proficiency sometimes, in younger novelists. There are only three disciplines that produce prodigies — math, music and chess — and what they have in common is that none of them requires emotional intelligence. The...
  • The Biblioracle: A Nobel recommendation in full Blume

    The Biblioracle: A Nobel recommendation in full Blume
    The Nobel Prize in Literature isn't awarded until October, but it's never too early to start the speculating, and maybe even the lobbying. You see, I think it's high time for another American to win the award. The last U.S.-born recipient was Toni...
  • Reader of the Week: Eileen P. Gardner

    Reader of the Week: Eileen P. Gardner
    Who I am: Eileen P. Gardner, a 54-year-old former paralegal for a major bank enjoying a work sabbatical, trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Part of the pleasure of the past year has been the freedom to read at any time instead of...
  • Scott McEwen on 'The Sniper and the Wolf'

    Scott McEwen on 'The Sniper and the Wolf'
    In real life and in pop culture, the sniper is a figure of fascination and fear. Now, thanks to "American Sniper" — the wildly popular Clint Eastwood film that starred Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, a real-life Navy SEAL sniper — a new...
  • Authors Jodi Picoult And Daughter Talk About New Romance Novel

    Authors Jodi Picoult And Daughter Talk About New Romance Novel
    Popular novelist Jodi Picoult and her daughter and co-author, Samantha van Leer, will speak Tuesday, May 19, at 6 p.m., at First Congregational Church, 26 Meetinghouse Lane, Madison, in a program presented by R.J. Julia Booksellers of Madison. Picoult and...
  • Review: 'The Millionaire and the Bard' by Andrea E. Mays

    Review: 'The Millionaire and the Bard' by Andrea E. Mays
    A photo in "The Millionaire and the Bard" by Andrea E. Mays shows 82 copies of the First Folio — the first full collection of Shakespeare's plays, printed in 1623 — resting horizontally on 13 shelves at the Folger Shakespeare Library in...
  • The frog that jump-started Mark Twain's career

    The frog that jump-started Mark Twain's career
    In the humble-looking notebook of a luckless prospector staying in a cabin on Jackass Hill near here in California's Gold Country a century and a half ago, there's an entry barely longer than a tweet. "Coleman with his jumping frog — bet...
  • Spanish-language literary festival back in L.A. after year's hiatus

    Spanish-language literary festival back in L.A. after year's hiatus
    LĂ©aLA, the largest Spanish-language literary festival in the United States, marks its return to Los Angeles this weekend after a year's hiatus. With more than 300 literary imprints represented and over 90 book events from May 15-17 at the Los Angeles...
  • Charlie Hebdo cartoonists: heroes or racists? The answer's not that simple

    Charlie Hebdo cartoonists: heroes or racists? The answer's not that simple
    Years ago, I served on a jury that had trouble making up its mind. After we sent the judge one too many questions, he brought us back into the courtroom to impress upon us a distinction. There are questions of law and there are questions of fact, he said....
  • Ferrante, Cortazar books among translation prize nominees

    Novels by Italian author Elena Ferrante and the late Argentine Julio Cortazar were among 10 fiction finalists for the Best Translated Book Award. The online literary resource Three Percent also announced six poetry nominees Tuesday. Through an Amazon.com...