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  • Review: 'Leaving Before the Rains Come' by Alexandra Fuller

    Review: 'Leaving Before the Rains Come' by Alexandra Fuller
    I want to read the memoirist who is uneasy with ease. The one who doubles back, isn't sure, scuffs the page with maybe. Who knows something of the art of digression. Who yields to the calamity of self-examination, who is dissuaded by the possibility of...
  • Review: 'The First Bad Man' by Miranda July

    Review: 'The First Bad Man' by Miranda July
    Nobody writes a conception scene like Miranda July. In "The First Bad Man," the debut novel by the ambi-talented writer, director and artist, a woman reads aloud from a website called "Grobaby.com" and sympathizes with the baby-to-be: "I could see it so...
  • Veronica Roth writing new book series

    Veronica Roth writing new book series
    Veronica Roth fans can start the countdown. The "Divergent" author is set to write a new two-book series, HarperCollins Children's Books told The Associated Press on Monday. The books currently are untitled, with the first one expected in 2017 and the...
  • Veronica Roth, author of 'Divergent,' to launch new book series

    Veronica Roth, author of 'Divergent,' to launch new book series
    Veronica Roth, author of the wildly popular "Divergent" series, is starting on a new line of books. The as-yet untitled project is planned as a duology for young adults. It is to be published by Harper Collins. The publisher describes the books as being...
  • Palm Beach County Calendar

      Feb. 25 at 9:30 a.m. Campus Tours Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Learn about the programs provided by Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, see the Adolph and Rose Levis Jewish Community Center and visit Donna Klein...
  • 'The Age of Earthquakes' looks back instead of forward

    I’m of two minds about “The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present” (Blue Rider: unpaged, $15 paper). On the one hand, this collaboration between writers Douglas Coupland and Shumon Basar and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist...
  • Review: 'The Strange Library' by Haruki Murakami

    Review: 'The Strange Library' by Haruki Murakami
    Hardship is an ancient topic. It is difficult to believe there is much new to say about it. Sure, insights can be drawn, good stories told. But can tales of hardship feel surprising? Apparently yes. The celebrated Japanese author Haruki Murakami's tales...
  • Teens turn out to meet author Joelle Charbonneau

    Teens turn out to meet author Joelle Charbonneau
    Amrita Antony, 13, of Naperville, who attends All Saints Catholic Academy, admitted she was a little star struck Friday afternoon when she came to the Nichols Library. That's because she was meeting someone who, for her, has rock-star status. "I love...
  • Review: 'Funny Girl' by Nick Hornby

    Review: 'Funny Girl' by Nick Hornby
    Different writers are good at different things, and it would be unfair to expect Nick Hornby to write beautifully. His signature is a voice that doesn't sound like writing at all — highly readable, unpretentious on every subject except soul music,...
  • Kurt Vonnegut documentary is 30-plus years in the making

     Kurt Vonnegut documentary is 30-plus years in the making
    For years, Bob Weide referred to Kurt Vonnegut as "the old man." The old man was 60 when they met, which was not long after Weide, who was barely out of college, typed him a letter that said, in essence: "You don't know me, but my name's Bob Weide....
  • The Biblioracle: A fast break for book lovers

    The Biblioracle: A fast break for book lovers
    Is there anything worse in the world than Internet comments? Ebola? ISIS? The New York Knicks? On just about any site you care to name, the comments are a cesspool of ignorance, hatred and appalling spelling. There is an old spiritual with the line,...