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  • Me, My Shelf and I: Jami Nakamura Lin

    Me, My Shelf and I: Jami Nakamura Lin
    Books loom large in Jami Nakamura Lin's earliest memories. "One day my dad came home from work and found my mom, sisters and I sobbing in the master bedroom, the entire bed covered in Kleenex." Her father's concern turned to laughter when they...
  • E-reader: Author's job adventures are 'Money' in the bank

    E-reader: Author's job adventures are 'Money' in the bank
    Some Things I Did for Money by Stephanie Georgopulos, 1-hour read, Kindle Single $2.99 Stephanie Georgopulos recalls a lifetime of unconventional and occasionally disastrous jobs in her Kindle Single, "Some Things I Did for Money." Growing up in a...
  • New in paperbacks: 'Can't and Won't' by Lydia Davis

    New in paperbacks: 'Can't and Won't' by Lydia Davis
    Can't and Won't by Lydia Davis, Picador, 289 pages, $16 Davis' collection ranges from stories that are one line long ("Bloomington") to transcriptions of email spam ("Hello Dear") to a cow's observations on life ("The Cows"). In reviewing the book for...
  • The Saucy Book Mavens book club

    The Saucy Book Mavens book club
    Our club: The Saucy Book Mavens, based out of the north and northwest sides. A series of coincidences: Before our first meeting in November 2011, Maureen, one of our members, answered an ad on Reader's Circle to join a book club. At Maureen's regular...
  • Review: 'Hissing Cousins' by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer

    Review: 'Hissing Cousins' by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
    If the predictions of pundits and pols hold true, voters in 2016 will have little to decide but choice of dynasty: Bush or Clinton. Where, oh where, are the new faces and names, the critics have been moaning. Yet, American politics has long been...
  • USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

    1. "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 2. "NYPD Red 3" by James Patterson and Marshal Karp (Little, Brown) 3. "The Longest Ride" by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 4. "American Sniper" by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim...
  • Sara Gruen on 'At the Water's Edge'

    Sara Gruen on 'At the Water's Edge'
    All of Sara Gruen's novels, including her massive 2006 best-seller "Water for Elephants," feature animals — horses, apes, the eponymous pachyderms — and her new book dangles the possibility of continuing that string in the surprising form of...
  • Reviews: 'So You've Been Publicly Shamed' and 'Is Shame Necessary'

    Reviews: 'So You've Been Publicly Shamed' and 'Is Shame Necessary'
    Early in 2012, a well-known writer seemed to go slightly crazy. Jon Ronson was already something of a journalistic stuntman, a sleuth who sniffed out strangely compelling stories on topics like military-funded psychics ("The Men Who Stare at Goats") and...
  • The Biblioracle: Not on my (Apple) watch

    The Biblioracle: Not on my (Apple) watch
    On the day of the announcement, as I watched the news of the Apple Watch scroll through my digital feeds, I experienced a mixture of amazement and horror. From what I could gather, the Apple Watch promises greater and greater connection —...
  • Review: 'Galileo's Middle Finger' by Alice Dreger

    Review: 'Galileo's Middle Finger' by Alice Dreger
    Alice Dreger had just left a session of the National Women's Studies Association where fellow academics savaged her research. She had known the panel would be far from flattering, and it was. The historian had twice petitioned organizers to be allowed...
  • Two Nelson Algren documentaries to screen soon

    Two Nelson Algren documentaries to screen soon
    When Nelson Algren died on May 9, 1981, he was near-broke, living in a ramshackle rental home in Sag Harbor, N.Y., and all alone. Not a fitting farewell for a writer Ernest Hemingway once rated second only to William Faulkner as America's greatest...