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  • Review: 'The Paying Guests' by Sarah Waters

    Review: 'The Paying Guests' by Sarah Waters
    It has been five years since Welsh novelist Sarah Waters' last book, but for admirers of her well-crafted Sapphic romps through British history, the wait for "The Paying Guests" has seemed even longer. After the interesting but not entirely successful...
  • Review: 'Powers of Two' by Joshua Wolf Shenk

    Who wouldn't want to keep reading a book that opens with an intimate, real-time replication of the creative process that brought us the Beatles? On March 29, 1967, around two p.m., John Lennon came to Paul McCartney's house in London, and they headed up...
  • Vacations by the book

    Vacations by the book
    Carla Hayden is one of Baltimore's best-known book lovers, one who has spent 21 years at the helm of the city's Enoch Pratt Free Library. When the busy bibliophile takes time off to travel, she appreciates accommodations where books are part of the...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" by Haruki Murakami (Knopf, $25.95). A man attempts to find out why his four friends abandoned him in their teenage years. Last week: — 2. "Love Letters" by Debbie...
  • Oakville farm history uncovered, dedication to be held in Newport News

    The Warwick County Historical Society and City of Newport News are holding a dedication of a historical marker for a former nineteenth century Wawick County farm called Oakville, home to several longstanding Tidewater families. The Warwick County...
  • Bob Timberg's storied life [Commentary]

    In 1970, American blood was being shed on the killing fields of Vietnam. Congress lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. Richard Nixon's Oval Office conversations were being recorded. And in Annapolis, a cub reporter was hired by the Evening Capital. He...
  • Sci-fi and fantasy authors reveal truths in the strangest fiction

    Sci-fi and fantasy authors reveal truths in the strangest fiction
    Writers of realistic fiction are often are asked to wrestle with the question of autobiographical influence in interviews and essays. Some critics have made a cottage industry out of guessing even in the absence of hard data: Is the character a stand-in...
  • Paul Ryan is of two minds about Amazon -- or is he?

    Rep. Paul D. Ryan's book "The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea" is out this week from Grand Central Publishing. So Ryan, like any aspiring author, has hit the book-tour road. He appeared Wednesday on CNBC's "Squawk Box," and the show's anchors...
  • The Romance Reader: 'Cavanaugh Strong'

    "Cavanaugh Strong" by Marie Ferrarella; Harlequin (288 pages, $.99 e-book) It's easy to poke fun at this series, which keeps finding large previously unknown branches of the family who all happen to be police officers. But fans of the series are...
  • In 'The Borrowers,' the Orlando Rep explores the world behind the walls and floors

    In 'The Borrowers,' the Orlando Rep explores the world behind the walls and floors
    One of the things that excites and motivates creative artists who are involved in theater, Jeff Revels noted, is the challenge of creating an entirely new world on stage, transporting the audience to a place they’ve never been to before. “...
  • Hollywood's William Desmond Taylor murder -- solved at last?

    "THERE'S SOMETHING wrong at Hollywood" "The cause, O let us seek!" "There's something wrong at Hollywood" "No scandal yet this week." THE ABOVE ditty was printed in the Louisville, (Kentucky) Times, on February 22, 1922. It appears afresh on the first...