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  • The best place to hide a body? Just ask writer Tod Goldberg

    The best place to hide a body? Just ask writer Tod Goldberg
    In Tod Goldberg's new novel, "Gangsterland" (Counterpoint: 420 pp., $26), a Mafia hitman named Sal Cupertine makes an uncharacteristic mistake and kills three federal agents in a Chicago hotel. The local mob leaders decide to spare his life and send him...
  • Octavia Spencer can weather 'Black and White' clouds, shine elsewhere

     Octavia Spencer can weather 'Black and White' clouds, shine elsewhere
    It's a warm day, not yet 24 hours after "Black and White's" afternoon premiere at the city's annual film festival, and one of its stars, Octavia Spencer, emerges from the doorway — a study in black and white, warm and cool. Black stilettos,...
  • Cedering Fox's WordTheatre gives voice to authors' works

    Cedering Fox's WordTheatre gives voice to authors' works
    "It's really exciting when an audience hears a good actor read great writing," says Cedering Fox, founder of WordTheatre. Since 2003, Fox has been combining literary fiction with award-winning actors (Screen Actors Guild Awards, plus Emmys, Tonys and even...
  • Authors On Vintage Baseball, Auto Racing And Cats Giving Talks At Twain House

    Authors On Vintage Baseball, Auto Racing And Cats Giving Talks At Twain House
    Books about auto racing, baseball and cats will be discussed at programs at the Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, and writing workshops and courses are being offered there. >>On Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., five experts from...
  • 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'...
  • Book Talk: Karl Ove Knausgaard on life after his 'Struggle'

    NEW YORK (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 about himself, and the result is...
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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:...