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  • Friends of the Libraries: Want to honor that special teacher?

    If you have a favorite teacher, one who is currently teaching in a public or private primary, middle or high school in Costa Mesa, you can nominate that person for an award. The Costa Mesa Library Foundation, in cooperation with the Costa Mesa Chamber...
  • Broadway Spouses Audra McDonald, Will SwensonTo Star In Williamstown's 'Moon for the Misbegotten'

    Broadway Spouses Audra McDonald, Will SwensonTo Star In Williamstown's 'Moon for the Misbegotten'
    Six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald and her spouse Tony Award-nominee Will Swenson will star in Eugene O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer in the Massachusetts Berkshires.The production will run...
  • Laura van den Berg's 'Find Me' captures a memorable apocalypse

    Ninety-five years ago T.S. Eliot published "The Wasteland," one of the first and bleakest visions of a shattered modern world. Nearly a century later, we're awash in fictional dystopias. Science fiction writers tilled this stony ground for decades...
  • Review: 'A Spool of Blue Thread' by Anne Tyler

    Review: 'A Spool of Blue Thread' by Anne Tyler
    There was a time when the favorite way to put down Anne Tyler was to refer to her novels as "middlebrow." Particularly in the 1980s, a decade of triumphs that began with "Morgan's Passing" and continued with "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant," "The...
  • Review: 'My Sunshine Away' by M.O. Walsh

    Review: 'My Sunshine Away' by M.O. Walsh
    The book publicist's job — to turn an unknown book and/or author into a best-selling phenom — is not easy nowadays. Nearly a million books are published annually in the United States. With promotional opportunities shrinking — Oprah's...
  • Review: 'Leaving Before the Rains Come' by Alexandra Fuller

    Review: 'Leaving Before the Rains Come' by Alexandra Fuller
    I want to read the memoirist who is uneasy with ease. The one who doubles back, isn't sure, scuffs the page with maybe. Who knows something of the art of digression. Who yields to the calamity of self-examination, who is dissuaded by the possibility of...
  • Review: 'The First Bad Man' by Miranda July

    Review: 'The First Bad Man' by Miranda July
    Nobody writes a conception scene like Miranda July. In "The First Bad Man," the debut novel by the ambi-talented writer, director and artist, a woman reads aloud from a website called "Grobaby.com" and sympathizes with the baby-to-be: "I could see it so...
  • Review: 'The Strange Library' by Haruki Murakami

    Review: 'The Strange Library' by Haruki Murakami
    Hardship is an ancient topic. It is difficult to believe there is much new to say about it. Sure, insights can be drawn, good stories told. But can tales of hardship feel surprising? Apparently yes. The celebrated Japanese author Haruki Murakami's tales...
  • Review: 'Funny Girl' by Nick Hornby

    Review: 'Funny Girl' by Nick Hornby
    Different writers are good at different things, and it would be unfair to expect Nick Hornby to write beautifully. His signature is a voice that doesn't sound like writing at all — highly readable, unpretentious on every subject except soul music,...
  • Milford Street Book Club

    Milford Street Book Club
    Our club We are the Milford Street Book Club from Cary. Our meetings We meet once a month in our homes. What's unique about us? We started with a small group of seven in a brand-new subdivision, and over the 25 years grew to 22 members. We all...
  • From the archives: A novelist with an apocalyptic vision of life

    From the archives: A novelist with an apocalyptic vision of life
    Editor's note: We take a look back this week at an excerpt from a 1981 interview with Robert Stone, who died last month. At the time of the interview, Stone had just published "A Flag for Sunrise," which would go onto become a finalist for the Pulitzer...