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  • 'The Giver' Author Lois Lowry Thinks 'Dystopian Fiction Is Passé'

    Lois Lowry might just be the godmother of dystopian YA fiction. The author of over 40 books is best known for her 1993 novel "The Giver," a story set in a utopian society where people no longer feel pain. But a sinister side is revealed when Jonas, a...
  • Haruki Murakami's 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki' recounts a pilgrim's progress

    "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" by Haruki Murakami; Alfred A. Knopf (400 pages, $25.95) When the bottom falls out of your life, you can't always figure out what the hell happened. You just have to get through it. But getting...
  • Amazon vs. Hachette: Soul searching in techie, bookish Seattle

    SEATTLE In this city famous for its independent bookstores and pungent coffee shops brick-and-mortar institutions that value touch, taste and long, rainy afternoons a high-profile conflict about the business of selling e-books has left many readers...
  • Steve Kantner's new book a comprehensive guide to catching gamefish

    From time to time over the past couple decades, South Florida authors have published how-to guides for catching snook or largemouth bass or peacock bass from shore. But no one has written a comprehensive volume targeting nearly every gamefish that...
  • 'Outlander' a Highland fling

    Diana Gabaldon's eight-book "Outlander" novel series has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide, yet the author didn't publish her first story the first "Outlander" novel until she was nearly 40 and already established in an academic career as a...
  • Book-jacket artist investigates act, art of reading in 'What We See When We Read'

    "What We See When We Read" by Peter Mendelsund; Vintage Original (448 pages, $16.95) Peter Mendelsund's "What We See When We Read" may be the liveliest, most entertaining and best illustrated work of phenomenology you'll pick up this year. An...
  • 'Equalizer' goes from TV to movie to book

    It's been almost 30 years since Michael Sloan co-created the TV series "The Equalizer." Despite the passing decades, the longtime TV writer and producer had no trouble writing the first novel based on the exploits of Robert McCall, "The Equalizer"...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "The Invisible Bridge" by Rick Perlstein; Simon & Schuster (860 pages, $37.50) In this brick of a book, Chicagoan Perlstein has done a jampacked job of chronicling a riveting, portentous...
  • The Biblioracle: Seeking 'Wise Blood' first edition

    The Biblioracle: Seeking 'Wise Blood' first edition
    I am shopping for books even as I type, but I'm having a hard time pulling the trigger on a particular purchase. I've read the book I'm considering buying three times and already own two copies, one of which doesn't have a cover anymore, which is why...
  • Is Amazon the bully or the hero?

    The Seattle Times recently invited children's book author Nina Laden and writer Frank Schaeffer to debate on the fractious contract negotiations between online retailer Amazon.com and book publisher Hachette. Laden argues Amazon is a marketing behemoth...
  • A growing divide over official-English laws

    WASHINGTON A growing language divide has opened up across the country, as a sharp increase in the number of Americans who speak English as a second language or don't speak it at all is driving cities and states to respond, often in radically different...