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  • 'Moriarty' gives minor character from Holmes' stories the spotlight

    "Moriarty" by Anthony Horowitz; Harper (304 pages, $26.99) Meet the new Athelney Jones. Version 2.0. He's a Scotland Yard inspector who originally appeared in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second Sherlock Holmes novel. In 1890's "The Sign of Four," Jones...
  • 10 favorite new books of 2014: Editor's picks

    To my surprise, my list of favorite new books this year breaks down the same way my 2013 list did: six fiction, four nonfiction; eight books written by women, two by men. During the past few years, one of my goals has been to make sure at least half of...
  • A round-up of this year's local interest food and dining books

    A round-up of this year's local interest food and dining books
    Here are some of the local-interest cookbooks that got our attention this year. Consider them for holiday giving, or as a gift to yourself. "Baltimore Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from Charm City and the Surrounding Counties"  ($24.95, Globe...
  • Glendale children's author, illustrator wins award for book cover design

    Glendale children's author, illustrator wins award for book cover design
    A first-time children’s book author in Glendale recently got a nod for her tale of an envious hermit crab. Elisabeth Ekornes wrote “Shelly’s New Shell,” and illustrated the cover, which earned her an honorable mention from Royal...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "God'll Cut You Down: The Tangled Tale of a White Supremacist, a Black Hustler, A Murder, and How I Lost a Year in Mississippi" by John Safran; Riverhead (368 pages, $27.95) John Safran is a...
  • 'Hobbit' a worthy tribute to timeless book

    Readers of J.R.R. Tolkien's book "The Hobbit" know that the author saved the best material for last, as Tolkien wove his story strands together to create a parable of the wages of vengeance and greed. It's this narrative balance that makes the last...
  • Gary Ferguson shoulders grief's burden in 'The Carry Home'

    Gary Ferguson shoulders grief's burden in 'The Carry Home'
    The new book by celebrated nature writer Gary Ferguson, "The Carry Home: Lessons From the American Wilderness," is a big-hearted, soul-searching memoir about grief and ritual and identity, about a man looking to nature for answers after the death of his...
  • Jane Smiley on the wonder of the World Book Encyclopedia

    Jane Smiley on the wonder of the World Book Encyclopedia
    Each day from now through Hanukkah and on to Christmas, we'll post an author's reflection on giving books as holiday gifts. Follow us on Twitter @ChiTribBooks to be alerted to new posts and tell us about your book-related holiday memories by using...
  • Simon Rich's Hanukkah gift: '500 Essential Words'

    Simon Rich's Hanukkah gift: '500 Essential Words'
    Each day from now through Hanukkah and on to Christmas, we'll post an author's reflection on giving books as holiday gifts. Follow us on Twitter @ChiTribBooks to be alerted to new posts and tell us about your book-related holiday memories by using...
  • Tom Rachman: The gift that made him a book lover

    Tom Rachman: The gift that made him a book lover
    Each day from now through Hanukkah and on to Christmas, we'll post an author's reflection on giving books as holiday gifts. Follow us on Twitter @ChiTribBooks to be alerted to new posts and tell us about your book-related holiday memories by using...
  • Frederick Barthelme: 'Being and Time' and pick-up lines

    Frederick Barthelme: 'Being and Time' and pick-up lines
    Each day from now through Hanukkah and on to Christmas, we'll post an author's reflection on giving books as holiday gifts. Follow us on Twitter @ChiTribBooks to be alerted to new posts and tell us about your book-related holiday memories by using...