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  • Review: 'Fives and Twenty-Fives' by Michael Pitre

    Review: 'Fives and Twenty-Fives' by Michael Pitre
    More than a dozen years in, the war in Afghanistan goes on and the report from Iraq goes awry. Because the conflicts continue, newly published fiction by the wars' veterans feels as immediate as today's facts about Kabul or the Kurds. A few combat-...
  • E-reader: 'The Dudes Abide' by Alex Belth and more

    The Dudes Abide by Alex Belth, 90-minute read, $2.99, Kindle Single Pour yourself a white Russian and read about Alex Belth's days as a personal assistant on "The Big Lebowski" in his Kindle Single, "The Dudes Abide." Joel and Ethan Coen hired young...
  • Review: 'Under This Beautiful Dome' by Terry Mutchler

    Review: 'Under This Beautiful Dome' by Terry Mutchler
    Illinois' capital city swells when the Legislature is in session, filled with lawmakers, staffers, journalists and lobbyists working hard and often playing hard in a place where rumors swirl and alcohol flows freely. It was into this world that Terry...
  • Review: 'Love Me Back' by Merritt Tierce

    Review: 'Love Me Back' by Merritt Tierce
    There's only two times in a restaurant: before and after," an Olive Garden waiter says to the young narrator of "Love Me Back" during her first training shift. "You walk in, you white-knuckle it, try not to f— up till it's over and then it's over."...
  • Children's roundup: 'Pirates of the Silver Coast,' more

    Children's roundup: 'Pirates of the Silver Coast,' more
    Pirates of the Silver Coast by Scott Chantler, Kids Can Press, $17.95, ages 9-12 I don't often review the fifth book in a series — in this case, the "Three Thieves" series — but then, I don't often come upon a graphic novel as gripping as...
  • 'Landmark': Photos explore how people shape landscape

    'Landmark': Photos explore how people shape landscape
    A collection of landscape photography sounds like the stuff of postcards and calendars. But "Landmark," a new collection of landscape photography curated by William A. Ewing, has higher aims: It works to explore the relationship between people and place...
  • Review: 'Some Luck' by Jane Smiley

    Review: 'Some Luck' by Jane Smiley
    Life is one thing and then another, one day and soon the next, ambition superseded by surprise, desire thwarted by the reality we didn't forecast. Sometimes we get out in front of life. Oftentimes, we don't. So here's the question: Where, in all of...
  • Wheaton's Women, Words and Wine Book Club

    Wheaton's Women, Words and Wine Book Club
    Our club: We are the Wheaton's Women, Words and Wine Book Club. We formed 40 years ago when a group of us sent our youngest children off to kindergarten. We agreed to discuss only the books and not mention our children, and now we try not to mention our...
  • Great bookstores? In L.A.? You bet.

    Great bookstores? In L.A.? You bet.
    If anyone had told me before I moved to Los Angeles that it was a city of great bookstores, I would have said they were nuts. I grew up haunting the bookstores along Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. Moe's. Cody's. Shakespeare & Company, all within spitting...
  • Book Bucks Vs. Student Needs

    Southern Connecticut State University forbids those who sell textbooks — other than the official campus store — from advertising on campus. That policy is required as part of the contract the college has with the campus store operator. A...
  • For college textbooks, newer -- and pricier -- isn't always better

    For college textbooks, newer -- and pricier -- isn't always better
    At Cal State Stanislaus, computer science faculty maintain a small library of textbooks so students don't have to buy them. Chico State history professor Susan Green invites former students to sell their used textbooks to new arrivals on the first day...