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  • U.S. blogger critical of Muslim extremists fatally stabbed in Bangladesh

    U.S. blogger critical of Muslim extremists fatally stabbed in Bangladesh
    Assailants hacked to death an American secular writer and blogger of Bangladeshi origin and seriously wounded his wife outside a book fair in Dhaka, the South Asian nation’s capital, officials said Friday. Avijit Roy, 42, a champion of...
  • Does Harper Lee really want her novel published -- and do her wishes matter?

    Does Harper Lee really want her novel published -- and do her wishes matter?
    Suspicion and doubt have clouded the announcement last week by HarperCollins that it would publish a second novel by Harper Lee, author of the classic "To Kill a Mockingbird." "Go Set a Watchman" isn't a new work; it was the first manuscript Lee offered...
  • Review: 'Aquarium' by David Vann

    Review: 'Aquarium' by David Vann
    "A beautiful book." This coded and cliched phrase, usually associated with a novel, generally speaks to an elegant use of language, a finely chiseled work of imagination. "Aquarium" by David Vann may be elegantly written and fiercely imagined, but it is...
  • The Valley Line: USC School of Libraries presents annual Scripter Award

    The Valley Line: USC School of Libraries presents annual Scripter Award
    The recent, simply amazing, fabulous days of 80-plus degree winter weather were divine but certainly not helping our Southern California drought situation. I’d love to see more rain. *** These are busy days for the folks from our burg. The award...
  • ‘The Harvester': Brandon Seifert unleashes supernatural Punisher

     
    An urban legend comes to life in “The Harvester,” Brandon Seifert's new series for Legendary Comics. The title refers to […]...
  • In Ishiguro's 'The Buried Giant,' memory draws a blank

     In Ishiguro's 'The Buried Giant,' memory draws a blank
    Kazuo Ishiguro has made a career of the unexpected. His best-known novel, 1989's Man Booker-winning "The Remains of the Day," is narrated by an English butler looking back on the love he let elude him on a country estate in the years leading to World...
  • Quan Barry's 'She Weeps' listens to the stories of Vietnam's dead

    Quan Barry's 'She Weeps' listens to the stories of Vietnam's dead
    Here's a true dumb American confession: I have a hard time with historical novels that take place outside of the U.S. I'm not much of a history buff, and I find it takes a skillful, engaging author to both situate and dazzle me with beauty at the same...
  • 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,...
  • Chicago book news: Curbside Splendor accepting submissions

    Chicago book news: Curbside Splendor accepting submissions
    Chicago-based publisher Curbside Splendor is accepting submissions through March 31. Submissions of poetry, art, photography and short fiction for the publisher's monthly e-magazine are free. Book submissions cost $10. For guidelines, visit...
  • Laurie R. King stays on top of the Sherlockian game

    Laurie R. King stays on top of the Sherlockian game
    For Laurie R. King, the game has been afoot for more than 20 years. The prolific mystery writer recently published “Dreaming Spies,” the 13th book in her Mary Russell series, which features a young woman with mental abilities similar to...
  • Audiobook roundup: 'Vanessa and Her Sister,' more

    Audiobook roundup: 'Vanessa and Her Sister,' more
    Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar, narrated by Emilia Fox, Clare Corbett, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Daniel Pirrie, Anthony Calf, Random House Audio, 10:52, $20 Priya Parmar spins a vivid novel about a singular relationship in "Vanessa and Her Sister," the...