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  • Forget Kindle -- a new bookstore is opening in Winter Park

    Forget Kindle -- a new bookstore is opening in Winter Park
    Lauren Zimmerman is well aware that the eBook has become all the rage, and that for millions of twentysomethings, downloading a book onto their laptap within seconds is preferable to buying the paperback copy. But this lover of hardcover and paperback...
  • Cocktails 101: Drink up Jeffrey Morgenthaler's 'The Bar Book'

    Cocktails 101: Drink up Jeffrey Morgenthaler's 'The Bar Book'
    If you're looking for a great cocktail book that's simultaneously entertaining and wonky and has plenty of expert tips, pick up “The Bar Book: Elements of Bar Technique,” written by Jeffrey Morgenthaler with Martha Holmberg and published...
  • Rick Perlstein's 'The Invisible Bridge' spans Nixon-Reagan transition

    Rick Perlstein's 'The Invisible Bridge' spans Nixon-Reagan transition
    I watched Watergate unfold as if it were a spectator sport. Not just the Irvin committee hearings, at which John W. Dean intoned that "there was a cancer growing on the presidency," but also the House Judiciary Committee hearings, the press conferences,...
  • 'Panic in a Suitcase' a vivid immigrant tale of two cities

    'Panic in a Suitcase' a vivid immigrant tale of two cities
    Jewish immigrants have provided a rich source of comedy — some of it dark — in American literature. Think Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Gary Shteyngart and, more recently, Anya Ulinich. Make way for a fresh female voice. Yelena Akhtiorskaya,...
  • Chris Weitz talks about his YA novel, 'The Young World'

    Chris Weitz talks about his YA novel, 'The Young World'
    "I write lying down — much like Marcel Proust. The only thing I have in common with him," Chris Weitz says, laughing. Known as a director and screenwriter, Weitz has just published his first novel, "The Young World" (Little Brown: 384 pp, $19),...
  • 'Kingdom of Ice' uncovers a polar adventure frozen in time

    'Kingdom of Ice' uncovers a polar adventure frozen in time
    The great achievement of Hampton Sides' unforgettable new book about a group of American Arctic explorers only becomes apparent halfway into its 400-plus pages. "In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette" tells...
  • First a portrait, now a book: George W. Bush takes 41 as his subject

    First a portrait, now a book: George W. Bush takes 41 as his subject
    It turns out that George W. Bush hasn’t been spending all of his post-White House time at his easel, painting portraits of foreign leaders and former pets. The 43rd president has written a biography of his father, the 41st president, George H.W....
  • What Amazon's e-book numbers are and aren't telling you

    How much should an e-book cost? Publishers set the retail price for a current e-book, like James Patterson's "Invisible," at $14.99. That's a lot less than a hardcover copy of the book ($25.50), but it's still more than Amazon thinks a reader should be...
  • J.D. Salinger's home in Cornish, N.H., is for sale

    J.D. Salinger's home in Cornish, N.H., is for sale
    You can own the home of legendary author J.D. Salinger in Cornish, N.H. Salinger's house is for sale for $679,000. And guess what? It's secluded. Set on 12 acres, the spacious 2,900-square-foot house is reached by traveling a mile and half down a...
  • Amazon vs. Hachette: Soul searching in techie, bookish Seattle

    SEATTLE In this city famous for its independent bookstores and pungent coffee shops brick-and-mortar institutions that value touch, taste and long, rainy afternoons a high-profile conflict about the business of selling e-books has left many readers...
  • Rene Steinke's 'Friendswood' visits a town toxic in many ways

    Rene Steinke's 'Friendswood' visits a town toxic in many ways
    René Steinke doesn't like to repeat herself. Her debut novel, "The Fires," drew readers into the mind of a pyromaniac through a haunting first-person narration. Her second, "Holy Skirts," sympathetically reimagined a marginal figure in the early 20th...