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  • New in paperbacks: Phil Klay's National Book Award-winning 'Redeployment'

    New in paperbacks: Phil Klay's National Book Award-winning 'Redeployment'
    Redeployment by Phil Klay, Penguin, 291 pages, $16 Winner of the 2014 National Book Award, "Redeployment" is a collection of short, fictional stories about the war in Iraq and its consequences told from multiple perspectives, including that of soldiers,...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Wendy McClure and Christopher Sienko

    Me, My Shelf and I: Wendy McClure and Christopher Sienko
    "I'm super itchy about distinguishing between memoir and essays," says Christopher Sienko, a content director for InfoSec Institute. In the Ravenswood Manor home he shares with his wife, author and editor Wendy McClure, Sienko has a meticulous system...
  • Chicago book news: Henríquez, MacLean paperbacks released

    Chicago book news: Henríquez, MacLean paperbacks released
    The paperback edition of Cristina Henríquez's latest novel, "The Book of Unknown Americans," was published by Vintage March 3. It follows the children of two immigrant families who fall in love after the injury sustained by the daughter of one family...
  • Review: Myth Bar at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

    Review: Myth Bar at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
    In most of the world, the hotel bar is something of a blank slate, an anonymous place where guests can chat up fellow travelers, grouse about airline food to the bartender, then leave the next day to make way for the next crop of strangers. But this, of...
  • Trying to make sense of the world of ubiquitous surveillance

    Trying to make sense of the world of ubiquitous surveillance
    Airports are exemplars of our surveillance society. Here a raft of digital surveillance, targeting and sorting systems come together. And they start working well before you arrive for check-in, with the U.S. government comparing your name against watch...
  • Hanif Kureishi's 'The Last Word' lacks a certain sense of voice

     Hanif Kureishi's 'The Last Word' lacks a certain sense of voice
    Hanif Kureishi's "The Last Word" suffers from the genius problem: To create a believable virtuoso, the character's brilliance must light up the page. Such an issue arises any time an author tries to write about such a figure: J.D. Salinger, whose...
  • In the Pipeline: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar stands tall as an author as well

    In the Pipeline: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar stands tall as an author as well
    He enters the room so silently that you don't notice until he's almost right next to you. He's dressed casually in jeans, a black warm-up jacket and a blue UCLA baseball cap. Quietly, he sits down at a small table. "Man, I'm so hungry," he says softly....
  • Cardiologist donates book sales to Perk Center Café

    Cardiologist donates book sales to Perk Center Café
    When asked how a full-time cardiologist, who is actively involved in several non-profit organizations, managed to write and publish three novels last year, Dr. Allan Zelinger, said finding the time is easy, as he looks at being a novelist as his...
  • Maya Angelou postage stamp revealed

    Maya Angelou postage stamp revealed
    The U.S. Postal Service has revealed its Forever postage stamp featuring Maya Angelou, the poet and author widely known for her autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." The stamp has a portrait of Angelou alongside a quote from the author: "A...
  • How to raise a reader

    How to raise a reader
    Kids become lifelong readers for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes there’s one key book that captures a kid’s imagination and opens him or her up to the exciting world of fiction. Other times, a teacher who assigns great books in class sparks...
  • T. Coraghessan Boyle, LeVar Burton to Be Honored at 35th Annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

      2014 Awards Finalists Announced Today the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes announced that T. Coraghessan Boyle will receive the 2014 Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, LeVar Burton will be honored with the Innovator’s Award, and the...