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  • Would you pay $5,000 (or $10,000) for a Rolling Stones book?

    Would you pay $5,000 (or $10,000) for a Rolling Stones book?
    Yes, it's true. A very big-ticket Rolling Stones book is being published just in time for the holidays. Taschen is publishing a $5,000 collectors edition and a selection of $10,000 art editions of "Rolling Stones," which officially goes on sale in...
  • Coupon books with 2015 deals now available at Whitehall Township Public Library

    Area residents can support the Whitehall Township Public Library by purchasing a Save Around coupon book from Friends of the Library. The books cost $20 and offer over $4,200 in value for use at area businesses in 2015, according to the library's...
  • Galway Kinnell, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, is dead at 87

    Galway Kinnell, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, is dead at 87
    Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose work explored themes of nature, religion and human rights, died Tuesday of leukemia at 87 in Sheffield, Vt., reports the New York Times. Kinnell wrote more than a dozen books of poetry in a career...
  • Review: 'Let Me Be Frank With You' by Richard Ford

    Review: 'Let Me Be Frank With You' by Richard Ford
    In Richard Ford's 1986 novel, "The Sportswriter," the main character, Frank Bascombe, is 38, wealthy and recently divorced. His young son has died. He is exiting a period of what he calls "dreaminess" and reflecting on life. In the first pages of the...
  • Review: 'As You Wish' by Cary Elwes

    Review: 'As You Wish' by Cary Elwes
    Inconceivable! One of the most beloved films of modern times was a resounding flop at the box office. "The Princess Bride," a 1987 fairy tale romance, would seem to have had everything going for it. Director Rob Reiner was on a hot streak with "This...
  • The Biblioracle: Is 'Kandy' still dandy?

    The Biblioracle: Is 'Kandy' still dandy?
    It's time for another installment of my ongoing series, "But Does It Hold Up?" in which I take a fresh look at a book I treasured at some earlier point in my life and see if it manages to bring the same pleasure. Sometime in my early teens, I was...
  • Lindsay Hunter on 'Ugly Girls'

    Lindsay Hunter on 'Ugly Girls'
    When Lindsay Hunter's "Don't Kiss Me" was released in 2013, Printers Row Journal called it "at once both repelling and mesmerizing." Kirkus reviewed it as a "beautiful observation of lives lived outside the scope of the mainstream." It's Hunter's...
  • Review: 'The Nazis Next Door' by Eric Lichtblau

    Review: 'The Nazis Next Door' by Eric Lichtblau
    It is no longer a revelation that U.S. intelligence services and other government agencies allowed thousands of Nazis, from rocket scientists to concentration camp guards, to stream into this country after World War II. Richard Rashke's excellent 2013...
  • Review: 'You Might Remember Me' by Mike Thomas

    It is remarkable in this celebrity-obsessed age that it has taken so long to receive a full-length biography of Phil Hartman. Given the heat of his fame — in the 1980s and '90s he was a bright star of "Saturday Night Live," "The Simpsons" (his...
  • Audiobook roundup: Dick Cavett's 'Brief Encounters,' others

    Audiobook roundup: Dick Cavett's 'Brief Encounters,' others
    Gutenberg's Apprentice by Alix Christie, read by Robert Petkoff, 14:14, HarperAudio, $27.99 Johann Gutenberg is mercurial and secretive and works against his own best interest in a mistaken grasp for short-term gain. He is also feverishly and...
  • William Gibson on 'Peripheral'

    William Gibson on 'Peripheral'
    Novelist William Gibson may be the greatest fortune teller in the history of speculative fiction. Gibson coined the term "cyberspace," and in his first novel, "Neuromancer" (1984), he more or less accurately described the World Wide Web well before it...