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  • Patrick Modiano accepts the Nobel, speaks of memory and oblivion

    Patrick Modiano accepts the Nobel, speaks of memory and oblivion
    When French writer Patrick Modiano was named winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature earlier this year, American readers were caught by surprise. Only a handful of the novelist's books had been published in the U.S., leaving many American book lovers...
  • 'Regarding Susan Sontag' looks at a rock star of intellectuals

     'Regarding Susan Sontag' looks at a rock star of intellectuals
    "I love being alive" — these are the first words Susan Sontag speaks in "Regarding Susan Sontag," Nancy Kates' documentary on the late American novelist, critic and ponderer of culture high, low and whatever. For all that she was as a professional...
  • Clermont Historic Village plans holiday lantern tour

    The South Lake County Historical Society will present its third annual "Holidays in the Village," a guided lantern tour of Clermont's Historic Village, 490 West Ave., next to the old railroad depot. The village includes The Townsend House, built in...
  • Holiday gift guide: ‘Hobbit,’ Batman, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ more

     
    Ho, Ho, Ho(dor)! It's the time of year for geek-friendly holiday shopping. Whether you're shopping for fans of “Game of Thrones,” “Star […]...
  • PEN auction features authors' notes on first editions

    PEN auction features authors' notes on first editions
    Collectors of first editions ordinarily would steer clear of books marked up and full of scribbled notes — but it depends who's doing the scribbling. For the 75 books on auction at the PEN American Center's "First Editions/Second Thoughts," they may...
  • A life-affirming romp through death in 'All My Puny Sorrows'

    A life-affirming romp through death in 'All My Puny Sorrows'
    "All My Puny Sorrows" is a novel about suicide, a 320-page contemplation of the point of human existence that asks why we bother slogging through our inevitable suffering when we have the choice to end it all. The book contains little plot, an abundance...
  • The best suspense novels to give as gifts

    The best suspense novels to give as gifts
    "Gone Girl" was our notice: The adults are in charge again. No more vampires, no more zombies, no more hunger games. As the wars and financial panics of the last decade have dwindled into memory, so too have the grim apocalyptic novels they inspired, as...
  • Rev. Achariya Peter, church founder

    Rev. Achariya Peter, church founder
    The Rev. Achariya Peter, a mystic who founded a universalist yogic spiritual community, died of cancer Nov. 24 at his North Baltimore home. He was 79. The founding preceptor and spiritual leader of the Divine Life Church in the Lake Falls area, he was...
  • Patricia Cornwell cooks up an Italian storm in 'Flesh and Blood: A Scarpetta Novel'

    "WISDOM ENTERETH not into a malicious mind and science without conscience is but the ruin of the soul," opined Francois Rabelais back in 1532. This is the quote chosen by the number one scientific detective-crime-writer best-selling novelist, Patricia...
  • Our 10 favorite cookbooks of the season

     Our 10 favorite cookbooks of the season
    'Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere' By Dorie Greenspan Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $40 Home bakers bored with overwrought, fondant-cloistered sweets will devour the tarts, petite pastries, cakes and cookies renowned...
  • Fiction, nonfiction books to gift

    Fiction, nonfiction books to gift
    The first Christmas gift I can remember receiving was a book. I was 4 years old, still unable to read, but when Santa left me a copy of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by Chicago's own L. Frank Baum, I felt certain that it was the greatest gift any boy had...