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If poetry is food for her heart, flesh is her favorite appetizer

There is always something special in the bond between a daughter and father....

April 14, 2019, Sunday


Marooned, mendacious, murderous

AFTER four well-received novels about LAPD homicide cop Elouise “Lou” Norton, Rachel Howzell Hall confidently delivers a highly entertaining stand-alone that pays homage to Agatha Christie while finding ...

April 14, 2019, Sunday


Lopez goes beyond the ‘Horizon’

PART travel journal, part history, part science lecture, part autobiography and completely unique, “Horizon” feels like the crowning achievement of Barry Lopez’s career. Fans of his National Book Award-winning ...

March 31, 2019, Sunday


‘Spearhead’ is a gripping WWII tale

WITH his two previous books, journalist Adam Makos established himself as a meticulous researcher who’s equally adept at spinning a good, old-fashioned yarn. In “Spearhead,” he doesn’t venture far from ...

March 31, 2019, Sunday


Rocky road ahead for ‘The Liar’s Child’

YOUNG Cassie and her 5-year-old brother, Boon, live at the Paradise apartments near North Carolina’s Outer Banks and are dealing with a broken home. Their mom left them with their father, who doesn’t ...

March 31, 2019, Sunday


The dark side of a shining talent

PLAYING two of the greatest female roles ever offered in film — Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone with the Wind” and Blanche DuBois in “A Streetcar Named Desire” — has guaranteed actress Vivien Leigh a place in ...

March 17, 2019, Sunday


An epic journey into a fantastic realm

MARLON James’s “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” is a serpentine, epic tale set in a fantastic realm of evil monsters, villains and flawed heroes. At its center is a quest for a boy, a child we know is dead from ...

March 17, 2019, Sunday


Gardner digs up gold in new thriller

WHAT seems like a slam-dunk case turns into something mysterious in Lisa Gardner’s latest featuring Boston Detective D.D. Warren. The police receive a report of shots fired inside a home, and when they ...

March 10, 2019, Sunday


Book honors Hollywood parents

IF there was an Academy Award for movie books, Victoria Riskin would be making room beside the Oscar her father won for writing the romantic comedy classic “It Happened One Night.” Part biography, part ...

March 10, 2019, Sunday


Moms fill the Spanish book void

YOU might have heard of the “Three Blind Mice” or the “Itsy-bitsy Spider” who went up the water spout. But have you ever heard of the “Little Cold and Hungry Chicks?” If you grew up speaking Spanish, ...

December 9, 2018, Sunday




 

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