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  • Storytimes, knitting circle, book groups and more offered at Parkland Community Library in September

    A variety of literary and community events, including storytimes, book groups, trivia night and more, will be offered at Parkland Community Library in September. The following is a list of events, according to a PCL press release: Baby Bubbles Storytime...
  • Fall books preview: A busy literary season ahead

    Fall books preview: A busy literary season ahead
    If there's a consolation for the end of summer, it's that fall brings an array of books and book events. Below are eight that no dedicated reader should overlook: the high points of a busy season in literature. Sept. 17 The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin:...
  • Book Talk: Karl Ove Knausgaard on life after his 'Struggle'

    By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard won critical praise for his first two novels, one of which was a highly inventive tale of human encounters with angels. But for his third book, Knausgaard wrote...
  • Romance Reader: 'Jewels of the Sun'

    "Jewels of the Sun" by Nora Roberts; Putnam (388 pages, $7.99 paperback) One of Nora Roberts' classic trilogies, featuring the Gallaghers of Ardmore, Ireland, is being rereleased. While you shouldn't pick it up thinking it's a new story by Roberts, it'...
  • The Biblioracle: Pressing the case for publishers

    The Biblioracle: Pressing the case for publishers
    As of the moment of this writing, in the last 30 days, more than 75,000 books have been added to the Amazon Kindle Store. That's 2,500 books per day, over 100 per hour. In the time it will take me to write an initial draft of this column, more new books...
  • Top 25: What corporate America is reading, August 2014

    800-CEO-READ, a leading direct supplier of book-based resources compiles a monthly list of best-selling business books based on purchases by its corporate customers nationwide. Here are the best sellers for August 2014, plus descriptions of the Top 10....
  • Hartford Library To Mark Banned Books Week With Look At Comic-Book Scare

    Hartford Library To Mark Banned Books Week With Look At Comic-Book Scare
    In 2008, David Hajdu published "The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare and How It Changed America," a historical look at 1950s paranoia aimed at the perceived moral depravity of comic books. He traveled around promoting it, but never had any book...
  • Round-Up: Ancient discoveries, wilderness art and Koons strikes again

    Art Spiegelman comments on Israel, archaeologists unearth a rare tomb in Greece and Jeff Koons is still making everyone crazy. There are all kinds of terrific essays floating around out there on everything from race, the media and wilderness. Saddle up...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Fiction Writer And Memoirist Tim Parrish To Read At Quinnipiac University

    Fiction writer and memoirist Tim Parrish will read from his work at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Carl Hansen Student Center, Room 120, on the Mount Carmel Campus at Quinnipiac University. Parrish is the author of the memoir "Fear and What Follows:...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Twisted History: The Work Of Novelist F. Mark Granato

    Have you ever thought about history in terms of "what if?" Author F. Mark Granato explores this fascinating approach to the questions of history as he shares his books and writing process at the Simsbury Public Library. F. Mark Granato grew up in...
  • Has Jack the Ripper been identified?

    Has Jack the Ripper been identified?
    Who was Jack the Ripper? If you believe the claims of Russell Edwards, whose book “Naming Jack the Ripper: The Biggest Forensic Breakthrough Since 1888” (Globe Pequot: 336 pp., $25.95), out this week, he was a 23-year-old Polish immigrant...