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  • Hilary Mantel's short-story collection long on controversy

    Hilary Mantel's short-story collection long on controversy
    The title story of Hilary Mantel's new collection was embargoed, then published simultaneously in the Guardian and the New York Times newspapers, and now has conservative British politicians calling for her arrest. Has any short-story collection ever...
  • 'All the Truth Is Out' probes the repercussions of Gary Hart's affair

    'All the Truth Is Out' probes the repercussions of Gary Hart's affair
    Like many aspirants to the presidency, former Sen. Gary Hart saw himself in epic terms — as a "transformational figure" in American politics, Matt Bai reports in his book recounting the collapse of Hart's 1988 bid for the presidency. Bai appears...
  • 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    Life is one thing and then another, one day and soon the next, ambition superseded by surprise, desire thwarted by the reality we didn't forecast.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...
  • Review: 'The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher' by Hilary Mantel

    Review: 'The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher' by Hilary Mantel
    If fans of the British royals had their way, celebrated British novelist Hilary Mantel would have been boiled in oil last year when she said in a speech that the Duchess of Cambridge — half of the couple best known as Will and Kate — was a...
  • Review: 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' by Marlon James

    Review: 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' by Marlon James
    "A Brief History of Seven Killings," the third novel by Kingston-born author Marlon James, opens in Jamaica on Dec. 2, 1976. One of the first characters we meet is Alex Pierce, a journalist for Rolling Stone who's on assignment in the island country and...
  • The Biblioracle: The rest of the best-sellers

    The Biblioracle: The rest of the best-sellers
    The route to the New York Times Best Seller list has gotten a little shorter. The reason? They've added more lists. It's kind of like Costco opening more lines when the existing ones get too long because nothing kills the shopper's high of getting...
  • Review: 'Boy on Ice' by John Branch

    Review: 'Boy on Ice' by John Branch
    Typically, it is difficult to feel compassion for a hockey "goon" whose main job is to try to re-arrange faces in brawls during games. Yet John Branch accomplished that mission in his new book, "Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard." He...
  • Christine Sneed on fact versus fiction

    Christine Sneed on fact versus fiction
    Many readers and writers remember the dust-up in January 2006 between Oprah Winfrey and author James Frey. Frey's memoir, "A Million Little Pieces," was chosen for the talk show host's book club, which all but guarantees enormous profits to an anointed...
  • 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...