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  • Susan Coll on her novel 'The Stager,' social satire and rabbits

    Susan Coll on her novel 'The Stager,' social satire and rabbits
    At the center of Susan Coll's new novel, "The Stager," is a faux Tudor home up for sale in the DC suburbs, a family and a bitter pet rabbit named Dominique. After being named Vice President of Transparency for a large corporation, Bella has to move...
  • Thomas Berger dies at 89; eclectic novelist wrote 'Little Big Man'

    Thomas Berger dies at 89; eclectic novelist wrote 'Little Big Man'
    Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died. He was 89 and had been in failing health. A...
  • For the record

    Dog memoirs: In the July 20 Arts & Books section, a book review of the dog memoirs "Travels with Casey" by Benoit Denizet-Lewis and "Off the Leash" by Matthew Gilbert misidentified John Steinbeck as James Steinbeck and misspelled "Dog Whisperer" Cesar...
  • Writer Focused On Art, Drama Of Real Life

     Writer Focused On Art, Drama Of Real Life
    Arline Tehan was a prolific writer whose output varied from sonnets to biographies, from local news stories to book reviews. She worked constantly as a writer while raising six children and was a quiet but determined feminist. "She treasured the world...
  • Regulation by stealth: time to re-examine federal agencies

    In recent weeks, President Barack Obama announced plans to use executive authority to implement immigration reforms in absence of cooperation from Congress. House Speaker John A. Boehner also announced plans to initiate a lawsuit designed to check the...
  • Edan Lepucki thanks Colbert Nation for making 'California' a hit

    Edan Lepucki thanks Colbert Nation for making 'California' a hit
    Edan Lepucki appeared on "The Colbert Report" Tuesday night to talk about her debut novel, "California," and thank Colbert and his fans for getting it onto bestseller lists. "Thank you Colbert Nation for buying my book and reading it," she said. "I'm...
  • John M. Crisp: Why I won't be running in Pamplona

    Pamplona's storied bull run created some extra interest recently when a perturbed toro named Brevito inflicted a nasty horn wound on Bill Hillmann's right thigh. Hillmann is a regular at the annual, eight-day fiesta in honor of the region's co-patron...
  • Arlene Sadev Uslander, 1934-2014

     Arlene Sadev Uslander, 1934-2014
    Arlene Sadev Uslander, a teacher, author and editor, helped develop the "Study of People Program" that taught sex education to first- through fifth-grade children in Skokie School District 68 beginning in the late 1950s. Mrs. Uslander later co-...
  • 'Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel' conjures a new literary form

     'Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel' conjures a new literary form
    It's tempting to frame Anya Ulinich's "Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel" in terms of its antecedents: Bernard Malamud and Anton Chekhov, on the one hand, both of whom are referenced in the narrative, and on the other, graphic novelists such as Marjane Satrapi...
  • Women & Children First starts fresh chapter with new owners

    Women & Children First starts fresh chapter with new owners
    Women & Children First bookstore enthusiasts, of whom there are legions, let out a collective cheer last week when the outgoing owners announced they were handing the reins to Sarah Hollenbeck and Lynn Mooney, current employees and friends to the...
  • Chuck Palahniuk Working on 'Fight Club' Comicbook Series Sequel

    "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk is working on a sequel to the novel as a 10-issue comicbook series for Dark Horse Comics. The first novel, which David Fincher adapted into a movie starring Brad Pitt and Ed Norton in 1999, follows the story of an...