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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lake drifts away from textbooks, but long term transition too vague

    Hey parents, have you noticed that your students may not have as many textbooks this year? It's true — at least in some classes. Last week, a parent complained that some math students at Clermont Middle School didn't have books, and the complaint...
  • Sarah Waters mixes crime and romantic strangers in 'Paying Guests'

    Sarah Waters seems to revel in 19th and 20th century British history as a dolphin does in water: Her literary depictions of domestic life, manners, architecture, class structure, the weight of war and the volatility of love all appear as effortless as...
  • Meg Wolitzer's 'Belzhar' nurses its teens back to emotional health

    Meg Wolitzer's 'Belzhar' nurses its teens back to emotional health
    Meg Wolitzer's fiction has attracted a great many superlatives over the last three decades. "The Interestings," published last year, prompted a reviewer for the Guardian to declare Wolitzer a "writer of prodigious energy and detail." The New York Times'...