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  • Publisher of book by North Korean defector Shin Dong-hyuk seeks 'understanding' of facts

    The publisher of an authorized best-seller about North Korean defector and human rights activist Shin Dong-hyuk, who has retracted substantial parts of his story, said Sunday that it is anxious for an "accurate understanding" of the facts. Penguin...
  • 'Boy Who Came Back From Heaven' admits book is a lie

    'Boy Who Came Back From Heaven' admits book is a lie
    “The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven” is being pulled from shelves after the co-author publicly admitted that he lied about taking a tour of heaven during his two-month coma as a child, according to The Washington Post. When Alex Malarky was...
  • Mark Zuckerberg's next Facebook book club pick is by Steven Pinker

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced his second book club pick for 2015: Steven Pinker's "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined" published in 2011. The book argues that looking back at human history, violence is on the wane....
  • Has America turned into a spoof of itself?

    Has America turned into a spoof of itself?
    Did postmodernism kill literary satire? I've been wondering about this in the wake of the terror attacks on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, known for its caricatures of the prophet Muhammad; one appears on the cover of the current issue,...
  • 'Descent' twists a familiar trope in an unforgettable novel

    "Descent" by Tim Johnston; Algonquin (375 pages, $25.95) The missing girl has become a common, almost tiresome, plot device in suspense fiction, which makes what novelist Tim Johnston does with the premise all the more remarkable. Author of the...
  • New books about slavery, cotton and commerce

    In the South of my childhood, a field of cotton on a sunny fall day was a beautiful sight the whitest of white bolls against a blue sky. Unless you were picking it. Before the age of mechanized cultivation, my parents hand-picked cotton on their parents'...
  • Super Bowl snacks have Arizona theme

     Super Bowl snacks have Arizona theme
    Whether you're down with the New England Patriots or upholding the Seattle Seahawks, you and your friends and family can chow down on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 1) with harmonious gusto. Because no matter which team you root for, everyone will get behind a...
  • Paolo Virzi steps out of comedic comfort zone in 'Human Capital'

    Paolo Virzi steps out of comedic comfort zone in 'Human Capital'
    Italian filmmaker Paolo Virzì has long been considered one of the heirs of the Commedia all'italiana style of film comedy made famous by such directors as Dino Risi, Mario Monicelli and Ettore Scola. But Virzì noted that his films are much more than...
  • Manchester Woman, 84, About To Publish 3rd Children's Book

    Manchester Woman, 84, About To Publish 3rd Children's Book
    Elaine H. Leone, 84, spent 70 years writing before she first tried to become a published author. That happened in 2012, when the lifelong Manchester resident's first children's book, "The Grandies," was published. The book is a collection of 100...
  • Finalists for the 2015 Edgar Awards are announced

    Finalists for the 2015 Edgar Awards are announced
    The Mystery Writers of America have announced the finalists for the 2015 Edgars, or more formally, the Edgar Allan Poe Awards. The awards, which celebrate writing for print and screen, will be presented at a gala ceremony in New York on April 29....
  • CNU's annual writing conference on the horizon

    Writers — mark your calendars for Christopher Newport University's 34th Annual Writers Conference. Titled "The Successful Writing Life," this year's conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, February 27-28, and focuses on workshops and panels...