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  • On the Daily Press Bookshelf - May

    On the Daily Press Bookshelf - May
    Here’s a look at several local-author books recently sent to the Daily Press newsroom: “The Price of Liberty: Merlynn’s Pride” by Norfolk’s Charla Westa. Fiction. A young woman, raised in a loving home, turns to...
  • Scarlett Johansson sues French novelist for 'stealing' her image

    Scarlett Johansson sues French novelist for 'stealing' her image
    Scarlett Johansson is suing a French writer and trying to stop translations and film adaptations of his novel, alleging that the work of fiction makes fraudulent claims about her personal life and “commercial use” of her image, according to...
  • In the Pipeline: Help for vets goes beyond sign

    In the Pipeline: Help for vets goes beyond sign
    Leave a little bit of extra time. That's the thing to remember when you stop by Johnny's Saloon on Beach Boulevard to talk to Johnny for a while. It's what I learned one recent night when I had a beer with the burly and bearded Johnny Kresimir in the...
  • Revenge and corruption play a part in Jo Nesbo's thriller 'The Son'

    Revenge and corruption play a part in Jo Nesbo's thriller 'The Son'
    With Stieg Larsson in the ground, Jo Nesbo is the reigning king of Scandinavian crime fiction. He's sold 23 million books worldwide, including 3 million in his native Norway, a country with a population of just over 5 million. He is also a literal rock...
  • Dinah Lenney's 'The Object Parade' on what we keep, hand down

    Dinah Lenney's 'The Object Parade' on what we keep, hand down
    "Things — alone and in relation to other things — tell the stories of our lives," writes Dinah Lenney in her prismatic collection of brief, related essays, "The Object Parade." By summoning all manner of physicality — some easily...
  • 'Good Spy' scrutinizes Middle East CIA officer Robert Ames

    The collapse last month of America's latest efforts to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal marked another spin in the relentless cycle of heartache, conflict and terrorism in the Middle East. Arguably no American was more familiar with the region's...
  • 'Wonderland' vividly captures a rocker's comeback struggle

    The definitive great American rock 'n' roll novel has mostly eluded writers, despite worthy attempts by Don DeLillo ("Great Jones Street"), Scott Spencer ("The Rich Man's Table"), William Gibson ("Idoru") and Zachary Lazar ("Sway"). What fictional...
  • Scarlett Johansson Sues Author, Publisher of 'The First Thing We Look At'

    Scarlett Johannsson is suing the author and publisher of the French novel "La Première Chose qu'On Regarde" ("The First Thing We Look At") for €50,000 (about $69,000) in damages. Author Grégoire Delacourt's besteller features a character that closely...
  • Timothy Geithner unapologetic in memoir of the financial crisis

    Timothy Geithner unapologetic in memoir of the financial crisis
    Former Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner never seemed to fit in the nation’s capital. And he knew it. He begins his memoir, “Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises,” by admitting that he was “an unorthodox choice&...
  • Hampton Roads Reader Events

    Hampton Roads Reader Events
    - Poetry at the Crossing hosts its monthly open-mic reading at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Coffeehouse at the Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center, 5251 John Tyler Highway, highways 199 and 5, Williamsburg. The optional theme for the evening is “Step...
  • Rush Limbaugh named kids' Author of the Year

    Rush Limbaugh named kids' Author of the Year
    Rush Limbaugh, the conservative radio commentator who is a kind of a boogeyman to liberals, was honored Wednesday night with a children’s book award. Limbaugh won the Author of the Year prize in the Children’s Choice Book Awards for his book...