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  • Audiobook roundup: Jeffery Deaver's 'Starling Project,' others

    Audiobook roundup: Jeffery Deaver's 'Starling Project,' others
    The Starling Project by Jeffery Deaver, featuring Alfred Molina, Lisa Stathoplos, David J. Curtis and Aaron Abano, Audible Studios, 4:10, $16.99 "The Starling Project" is pure Jeffery Deaver, with a plot that twists and turns upon itself and a brilliant...
  • The Biblioracle's Biblio awards, Part I

    The Biblioracle's Biblio awards, Part I
    Welcome to the 3rd annual Biblioracle Book Awards! Is three years long enough to be considered an institution? I'd like to be an institution someday. The first year I decided to name the nonexistent trophy after my dog Oscar, but that name was taken....
  • Review: 'The Woman I Wanted to Be' by Diane von Furstenberg

    Review: 'The Woman I Wanted to Be' by Diane von Furstenberg
    Barbara Walters, speaking last month at the celebrity-studded launch party for "The Woman I Wanted to Be," said this about 67-year-old Diane von Furstenberg: "She does what she wants to do, she does it well, and she doesn't give a damn." True as that...
  • Indie bookstores give what Amazon lacks: A human touch

    Indie bookstores give what Amazon lacks: A human touch
    Walking into the entryway of Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Hyde Park is like entering an Athenaeum, a kind of temple of books. Intellectuals furrow their brows and read in comfortable chairs, framed by tall shelves that house the published volumes of the...
  • Review: 'The Confessions of Frances Godwin' by Robert Hellenga

    Review: 'The Confessions of Frances Godwin' by Robert Hellenga
    Frances Godwin, 60-some years old and widowed, is writing her spiritual autobiography — filling the pages of a Clairefontaine notebook with the story of her life. Her sentences are plain as day and she can repeat herself. She seems frustratingly...
  • ‘The Hobbit': Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens on ‘Five Armies’ ending

     
    “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” filmmakers Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh are bidding Middle-earth goodbye […]...
  • Moravian Book Shop lines up book signings

    Moravian Book Shop lines up book signings
    Lew Bryson knows everything there is to know about whiskey — from Scotch to bourbon to whiskies from Ireland, Japan and Canada. Bryson's new book, "Tasting Whiskey: An Insider's Guide to the Unique Pleasures of the World's Finest Spirits," is...
  • Well Go USA to Release Tsui Hark's 'Taking of Tiger Mountain'

    HONG KONG -- Specialty distributor Well Go USA Entertainment will give Tsui Hark's "The Taking of Tiger Mountain" a North American release on Jan. 2, 2015. The adventure epic, shot in native 3D, is based on classic Chinese novel "Tracks in the Snowy...
  • Illustrated books make great gifts for kids

     Illustrated books make great gifts for kids
      "Before After" Written and illustrated by Anne-Margot Ramstein and Matthias Aregui (Candlewick Press, $20) A witty, wordless rumination on the old "which came first?" chestnut, "Before After" offers lessons about the passage of time. An...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "God'll Cut You Down: The Tangled Tale of a White Supremacist, a Black Hustler, A Murder, and How I Lost a Year in Mississippi" by John Safran; Riverhead (368 pages, $27.95) John Safran is a...
  • Myanmar court jails former opposition official accused of insulting Buddhism

    A prominent former official with Myanmar's main opposition party was detained on Wednesday and faces charges of insulting religion, which stemmed from a speech intended to discourage extremist interpretations of Buddhism, his lawyer said. Htin Lin Oo,...