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  • READER SUBMITTED: Twisted History: The Work Of Novelist F. Mark Granato

    Have you ever thought about history in terms of "what if?" Author F. Mark Granato explores this fascinating approach to the questions of history as he shares his books and writing process at the Simsbury Public Library. F. Mark Granato grew up in...
  • Has Jack the Ripper been identified?

    Has Jack the Ripper been identified?
    Who was Jack the Ripper? If you believe the claims of Russell Edwards, whose book “Naming Jack the Ripper: The Biggest Forensic Breakthrough Since 1888” (Globe Pequot: 336 pp., $25.95), out this week, he was a 23-year-old Polish immigrant...
  • Televisa USA Nabs Rights to Anne Rice's 'Sleeping Beauty' Erotica Series

    Televisa USA has woken Anne Rice's "The Sleeping Beauty" books from their slumber and has acquired the English-language television and digital rights to the author's popular erotica series. The books, which were published in the 1980s under the pseudonym...
  • Lawrence Wright's new book vividly recalls 1978 Camp David summit

    Lawrence Wright's new book vividly recalls 1978 Camp David summit
    There's an air of tragedy hovering over Lawrence Wright's excellent new book on the 1978 peace negotiations at Camp David, presided over by then-President Jimmy Carter. During those fateful autumn days, the world watched as three world leaders —...
  • Ursula K. Le Guin will receive National Book Foundation award

    Ursula K. Le Guin will receive National Book Foundation award
    Science fiction-fantasy legend Ursula K. Le Guin will be awarded the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the group announced Tuesday. Le Guin, 84, will be the 27th winner of the medal and the second science...
  • Two American authors make shortlist for Man Booker prize

    LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. writers captured only two of the six places on the Man Booker Prize 2014 shortlist announced on Tuesday, easing traditionalists' fears that Americans would dominate the contest now it is open for the first time to all authors...
  • 'No Man's Land' brings global voice to stories of World War I

    "No Man's Land: Fiction From a World at War 1914-1918," edited by Pete Ayrton; Pegasus (572 pages, $15.95) One hundred years ago this week, British and French forces defeated the German army during World War I in the Battle of the Marne. More than 2...
  • New book chronicles the brilliant singer and strange woman, Miss Peggy Lee

    "MY LIFE would be much more interesting to audiences than Lena Horne's!" That's what Peggy Lee said and thought as she prepared to mount the disastrous Broadway musical version of her life, back in 1983. Maybe I once might have thought the two great...
  • Readers of the Week: Guadalupe Aquino and Lori Garibay

    Readers of the Week: Guadalupe Aquino and Lori Garibay
    Who we are Guadalupe Aquino and Lori Garibay from Rogers Park. We are a reading couple! One unique thing about us Guadalupe: My favorite part of reading a book is getting to the acknowledgments. I often tear up while reading them because some...
  • Leonid Bershidsky: Flight MH17 crash report answers one question

    At first glance, the preliminary report on the July 17 crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine is pretty thin gruel. It does, however, rule out most explanations except the one that involves a ground-to air-missile. At the same time,...
  • '10:04' by Ben Lerner is an artful look at Ben Lerner

    '10:04' by Ben Lerner is an artful look at Ben Lerner
    It is a rare skill, crafting prose that reads like stream of consciousness, and Ben Lerner has it. He's as smooth as W.G. Sebald, witnessing the world go by, detouring into elegant loops of memory and self-doubt, then returning, effortlessly. This...