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Bonanza of books, books, books

AT a time when millions can hardly turn away from the news, fiction and nonfiction, authors have similar reasons for why books matter more than ever. It’s about perspective. “I think that people need ...

September 2, 2018, Sunday

Celebrity book clubs prove a hit

Jimmy Fallon remembers a summer a few years back when it seemed everybody was reading “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn....

August 19, 2018, Sunday

Film heroes Bruce Lee, Sterling Hayden shine in new biographies

MARTIAL arts icon Bruce Lee (1940-73) wanted to be known around the world, and he built the perfect platform to do so as an international film star. An accidental actor, Sterling Hayden (1916-86) never ...

July 15, 2018, Sunday

Author explores complexity of couples’ infidelity

The shared birthday of their sons initially connects Michael and Rebecca to Paul and Jenny....

May 27, 2018, Sunday

All the Ever Afters, a Cinderella story with a twist

HAVE you ever considered the beloved fairy tale of Cinderella from the perspective of the evil stepmother? What if she wasn’t wicked at all, but a loving woman who cared deeply for all of her children? ...

May 27, 2018, Sunday

King goes inside the mind of evil

STEPHEN King’s new novel, “The Outsider,” opens with witness interviews in a typewriter font, laying out the details of a grisly crime and setting the scene for a detective story. And for the first hundred ...

May 27, 2018, Sunday

Changing what America eats

WHO knew avocados, citrus and cherry blossoms had a spellbinding past full of smuggling, spying, tycoons and death-defying adventure? “The Food Explorer” by Daniel Stone brings a forgotten era of American ...

May 13, 2018, Sunday

Examining the failure of Broadway

AMY Poeppel examines the allure of Broadway and New York City in her second novel “Limelight.” The heartfelt story follows Texas transplant Allison Brinkley after moving with her husband and three children ...

May 13, 2018, Sunday

Giant exposes 1950s Hollywood

NO matter what you think of the 1956 epic “Giant,” Don Graham’s book is an entertaining case study for anyone who wants to understand how Hollywood lived in the mid-1950s. His behind-the-scenes story ...

April 22, 2018, Sunday

Apollo 8 risk revealed in Rocket Men

THE first astronauts to orbit the moon ended their 1968 Christmas Eve television broadcast with a personal message for the people of Earth. No one knew what the three Apollo 8 astronauts would say 240,000 ...

April 22, 2018, Sunday


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