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  • Ask Amy: This year, put a "Book on Every Bed"

     Ask Amy: This year, put a "Book on Every Bed"
    Dear Readers: This is one of my favorite days of the year because this is the day I get to step out from behind my desk and advocate — simply and sincerely — for literacy. I choose this particular day because it is my mother's birthday. She...
  • Book publishing shocker: That boy didn't actually come back from heaven!

    Book publishing shocker: That boy didn't actually come back from heaven!
    The secular world is having a good guffaw over the embarrassment of Tyndale House, a Christian book publisher that announced last week it was withdrawing from print its bestseller "The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven." The reason: The book's co-author...
  • Consider putting some of these books under the tree

    Consider putting some of these books under the tree
    Here are eight new books perfect for animal lovers this holiday season. Several are inspirational, others are funny, and still others just plain useful. 1. "Unlikely Heroes: 37 Inspiring Stories of Courage and Heart from the Animal Kingdom," by...
  • Buy vs. sell decision a matter of weighing risk, future plans

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My husband and I are 57 and need to relocate to a major metropolitan area, where we want to be very close to public transportation due to our jobs. Housing costs are very high: $400,000 for a modest townhouse to...
  • The Biblioracle: Small sites counter Amazon's access

    The Biblioracle: Small sites counter Amazon's access
    Barring some kind of monumental screw-up, Amazon will be the dominant e-book retailer forevermore. Amazon is certainly capable of screwing up. The Fire Phone that was launched to great fanfare before being quickly discounted to 99 cents seems like a...
  • 'Regarding Susan Sontag' looks at a rock star of intellectuals

     'Regarding Susan Sontag' looks at a rock star of intellectuals
    "I love being alive" — these are the first words Susan Sontag speaks in "Regarding Susan Sontag," Nancy Kates' documentary on the late American novelist, critic and ponderer of culture high, low and whatever. For all that she was as a professional...
  • Both sides in the New Republic meltdown are wrong about the magazine

    Both sides in the New Republic meltdown are wrong about the magazine
    Considering how devoted everyone involved in the meltdown of The New Republic is to the principles of trenchant journalism and lucid policy analysis, the most remarkable thing about the event is how obtuse they all are about the magazine's past, present...
  • 'All Joy and No Fun' author Jennifer Senior talks modern parenting

     'All Joy and No Fun' author Jennifer Senior talks modern parenting
    Less than a week after "All Joy and No Fun" was named to Slate's Top 10 books of the year list, author and New York magazine editor Jennifer Senior trekked to Chicago's North Side to talk 21st-century parenting. A capacity crowd of just over 100...
  • Skillful bad writers outdid themselves again

    Skillful bad writers outdid themselves again
    As I was promoting this year's local version of the international Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, I offered one of my own efforts. The goal for my writers was to submit the first sentence to the worst possible novel, inspired by Edward George Bulwer-...
  • Jory's stage version of novel has wit but lacks clarity

    "A good countenance is a letter of recommendation," wrote Henry Fielding, the author of "The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling," in 1749. It's a timeless truth understood best by those of us whose countenance is, to put it generously, mediocre. To be in...
  • Orlando for book lovers

    Orlando for book lovers
    Neither man nor Wingman can live on drinks alone, which is why we interrupt our regularly scheduled night-life column for a detour into the literary life, my other favorite pastime. The two intersect more often than you might think. Central Florida is...