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  • E-reader: All screen and 'Bone'

    E-reader: All screen and 'Bone'
    Bone No. 1 by Jeff Smith, 15-minute read, free, comiXology It's the perfect time to dip into Jeff Smith's epic adventure comic, "Bone": The first issue is up for free via comiXology. Originally released in the '90s as a young adult title, "Bone" is...
  • Veronica Roth on 'Insurgent' film adaptation

    Veronica Roth on 'Insurgent' film adaptation
    Young-adult author Veronica Roth admits she was a bit starstruck the first time she met Kate Winslet, who plays sinister Erudite leader Jeanine Matthews in the film adaptations of Roth's wildly popular "Divergent" trilogy. "I didn't want to be starstruck,...
  • Review: 'Hausfrau' by Jill Alexander Essbaum

    Review: 'Hausfrau' by Jill Alexander Essbaum
    A cross between Anna Karenina and the eponymous mad housewife, the expatriate American "hausfrau" Anna Benz seems to be careening out of control. By the time we meet her, the protagonist of Jill Alexander Essbaum's elegant, erotic and ultimately tragic...
  • Review: 'Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be' by Frank Bruni

    Review: 'Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be' by Frank Bruni
    A parent comes in to talk with a counselor in the College and Career Center of a suburban high school. She has some questions about college admission. A few minutes into the conversation, the parent says, "Let me go get my son, I want him to hear this."...
  • Review: 'Barefoot Dogs' by Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

    Review: 'Barefoot Dogs' by Antonio Ruiz-Camacho
    Writing about the missing is an exercise in filling silences. The kidnapped Mexican patriarch at the center of Antonio Ruiz-Camacho's debut collection "Barefoot Dogs" doesn't make his appearance until the last story; by then, he's already in pieces. It'...
  • Where to find 'The Beginner's Guide To Human Sacrifice'

    Where to find 'The Beginner's Guide To Human Sacrifice'
    A single publisher has comeĀ up some of the strangest self-help books of 2015: "The Beginner's Guide to Human Sacrifice," "Learn to ... Dress Yourself!" and "So Your Son Is A Centaur: Coping with Your Child's Confusing Life Choices." The publisher,...
  • New Pico Iyer book focuses on traveling 'Nowhere'

    New Pico Iyer book focuses on traveling 'Nowhere'
    I first encountered Pico Iyer in 1991. My wife and I were on our way to the Philippines for a two-year teaching stint at a college in a remote province. I wanted to write about the experience, so in preparation I read all of the travel essays I could...
  • James Patterson to donate $1.25 million to school libraries

    James Patterson to donate $1.25 million to school libraries
    James Patterson is one of the most famous authors in the world, with more than 100 books (at least one of which explodes) to his name. He's becoming just as well known in the publishing world for his philanthropy, after giving well more than $1 million to...
  • Review: 'Welcome to Braggsville' by T. Geronimo Johnson

    Review: 'Welcome to Braggsville' by T. Geronimo Johnson
    In the opening scenes of T. Geronimo Johnson's genre-busting second novel, Georgia boy D'aron Davenport has no idea how much trouble is headed his way. D'aron and three friends from the University of California at Berkeley are traveling to his hometown of...
  • Review: 'Lacy Eye' by Jessica Treadway

    Review: 'Lacy Eye' by Jessica Treadway
    While her older sister excelled on the athletic fields, in classrooms and at parties, Dawn was that girl who just never quite fit in. Maybe it was her amblyopia,the condition otherwise known as lazy eye, but maybe there was something more going on? That...
  • The Biblioracle: Wishful lost manuscripts to be found

    The Biblioracle: Wishful lost manuscripts to be found
    The market for "lost" or "hidden" manuscripts appears to be heating up. It was announced last year that a new collection of stories and essays from Shirley Jackson (of "The Lottery" fame) would be culled from her papers at the Library of Congress. This...