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  • Certain themes resonate for Irving

    Certain themes resonate for Irving
    John Irving's latest book, "In One Person," is his most politically charged novel since his 1980s best-sellers "The Cider House Rules" and "A Prayer for Owen Meany." The book is about a bisexual boy from rural Vermont named Billy Abbott who has crushes...
  • Tottenham, Liverpool fans relish chance to see favorite teams

    Tottenham, Liverpool fans relish chance to see favorite teams
    John Irving came to M&T Bank Stadium from his home in New Jersey Saturday to see his favorite soccer team, Tottenham Hotspur, play in person for the first time. But Irving, whose allegiance is derived from the fact his father grew up near the team's...
  • Catonsville High School

    Valedictorian: Olivia Nicolaus Salutatorian: Grace Hochheimer Mohamed Ibrashim Abdelmegid, RachelWellington Abhilashi, Kareem Ibrahim Aboutaleb, YousefIbrahimAboutaleb, Matthew Abraham, Christopher Jason Actie, Juan Pablo Aguina, Aizaz Ahmed,...
  • King epic takes on time travel

    King epic takes on time travel
    In every life, a little fall must reign. One slip, one missed opportunity, one hesitation or wrong turn can haunt you forever, casting an intractable shadow over the rest of your days. The words "if only" are never far from anyone's thoughts. But what...
  • 10 things you might not know about Iowa

    10 things you might not know about Iowa
    Tuesday will mark the Iowa caucuses, the first voting that counts in the presidential race. During this quadrennial ritual, politicians conduct "retail politics," whether or not the people buy it. Here are 10 facts that can withstand the upcoming...
  • A rainy National Book Festival whets readers' appetites

    A rainy National Book Festival whets readers' appetites
    Despite a midday deluge, book lovers turned out in record numbers for the ninth annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. The gray morning couldn't dissuade 130,000 people from attending readings and signings on the National Mall...
  • Paperback Writers: Slaughter and rubble

    Paperback Writers: Slaughter and rubble
    "The only way I can regain credit for my early work is to die," Kurt Vonnegut once said, sounding more amused than worried about it. Ever the realist, ever the stoic, ever the cynic, Vonnegut got how the lit game works. Reputations soar, tumble into the...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Nov. 22, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. || 24 || || 2. || The Lacuna by Barbara...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Nov. 15, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (Doubleday: $25.99) Harvard professor Robert Langdon uses his symbology skills to find a missing Freemason in Washington, D.C. || 8 || || 2. || Nine Dragons by...
  • A writing career becomes harder to scale

    A writing career becomes harder to scale
    In the late 1980s, when I was a graduate student working on short stories and flirting with the idea of a novel, I came across an essay that was being passed around my circle of friends. It was titled "Writing in the Cold: The First Ten Years," and the...
  • In 'Lark and Termite,' Jayne Anne Phillips continues to explore human vulnerabilities and the lasting effects of war on memory

    In 'Lark and Termite,' Jayne Anne Phillips continues to explore human vulnerabilities and the lasting effects of war on memory
    Falling in love with a writer requires commitment; the long haul, thick and thin. They get old, you get old. The relationship waxes and wanes. Most readers can recall times of perfect synchronicity -- when the book was the necessary enzyme, the catalyst,...