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  • Fitness Files: In a pickle? Try this ball game

    As Paul and I climbed into bed, I reached for an old New Yorker to read myself to sleep. Finishing a "personal memoir," I said, "That article went nowhere. How'd she get published in the New Yorker?" Paul said, "Why don't you write about pickleball?"...
  • Literary Idol: Amelia Gray on Shirley Jackson

     Literary Idol: Amelia Gray on Shirley Jackson
    Literature is a lonely art, but writers keep company with the heroes on their bookshelves. We asked five Festival of Books participants to pay tribute to authors who inspired them.  I was 16 years old, and Shirley Jackson was my escape hatch. A cross-...
  • #HRBooks Review | "Field of Honour"

    #HRBooks Review | "Field of Honour"
    In the world of Melanie Fairfield’s “Field of Honour,” heroine Georgina Haworth is an honest, but not innocent, socialite with her own mind and six brothers she cares for. Much like unpredictable heroines of Jane Austen’s novels,...
  • The thrill of a wide-open race for president

    The thrill of a wide-open race for president
    The 2016 presidential campaign is quickening, with candidates popping up like daffodils. If you're a political junkie, this will be one of those leap years you live for, when no incumbent president is up for re-election. If you're a concerned citizen,...
  • Fiction review: 'A Reunion of Ghosts' by Judith Claire Mitchell

    "A Reunion of Ghosts" by Judith Claire Mitchell; Harper (400 pages, $26.99) What's so funny about three sisters bent on committing suicide? Plenty, in the imagination of Judith Claire Mitchell. Mitchell, a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, is...
  • In sparkling 'The Turner House,' no escape from haunted Detroit

    In the opening pages of "The Turner House" Angela Flournoy's wonderful debut novel about an African-American family with 13 children set in 2008 Detroit the eldest of them is tussling with a ghostly haint, come to pull him out the window of the Turner...
  • Newest titles

    The following fiction and nonfiction titles will be available at Baltimore County Public Library as of April 19. "Texts from Mittens" by Angie Bailey Angie Bailey has a blog, Catladyland, and a cat who likes to "text." Humor for the cat lover....
  • 'True Story' blends insight and uncertainty

    'True Story' blends insight and uncertainty
    Generally, movies have no idea how to depict journalism, or maybe just no interest in presenting it accurately. Believe it or not, people don’t actually run around newsrooms screaming, “Stop the presses!” Related note: One of my...
  • Entertaining 'Dead Lands' skips over Maori realities

    Entertaining 'Dead Lands' skips over Maori realities
    A fable about New Zealand's indigenous Maori people before the arrival of European settlers, "The Dead Lands" values entertainment over archaeology. The cowardly teenager Hongi (James Rolleston) barely escapes as a rival tribe seeks to settle a...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Girl on the Train: A Novel" by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead, $26.95). Last week: 1 2. "All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel" by Anthony Doerr (Scribner, $27). Last week: 4 3. "The Stranger" by Harlan Coben (Dutton, $27.95)....
  • 'Futuro Beach' washes up as soft-core, soulless gay fiction

    'Futuro Beach' washes up as soft-core, soulless gay fiction
    "Futuro Beach" begins with a German tourist drowning by Brazil's Praia do Futuro. Lifeguard Donato (Wagner Moura) breaks the bad news to the deceased's travel companion, Konrad (Clemens Schick), and propositions him for an inopportune roadside hookup....