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Misty Copeland takes inspiration from teenage life in latest book

MISTY Copeland has long told the story of a childhood ballet teacher who recognized her precocious talent and rescued the 13-year-old from a cramped motel room to live with her for three years so she ...

October 11, 2020, Sunday


First volume of Obama’s memoir slated for November 17 release

THE first volume of former President Barack Obama’s memoir — “A Promised Land” — will be released on November 17, chronicling his swift and historic rise to the White House and first term in office. “I’ve ...

September 27, 2020, Sunday


Jim Carry gets real with satirical fictional memoir

WHEN Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon handed in the book they had toiled on for eight years — a satirical “anti-memoir” about Carrey’s life but with increasingly extreme flights of absurdity — to Sonny Mehta, ...

July 12, 2020, Sunday


Novelist Patchett has Nashville bookstore customers swooning

THE Nashville bookstore that opened and thrived while others were closing their doors is once again defying the odds, thanks, in part, to its famous novelist co-owner. Throughout the pandemic, Ann Patchett ...

July 5, 2020, Sunday


Famed books on challenged list

STORIES with gay and transgender themes, a spoof inspired by the family rabbit of Vice President Mike Pence, and classics by J.K. Rowling and Margaret Atwood were among books that received the most objections ...

April 26, 2020, Sunday


Bio reveals complexity of Carrie

Star Wars fans may feel a lump in their throats when Carrie Fisher appears in the finale of the world’s most popular film series....

January 5, 2020, Sunday


T.S. Eliot letters to muse unveiled after 60 years

After more than 60 years spent sealed up in a library storage facility, about 1,000 letters written by poet T....

January 5, 2020, Sunday


Uplifting heroines rise from Depression

At the outset of Jojo Moyes’ “The Giver of Stars,” Alice Van Cleve has gone from the frying pan into the fire. An outspoken young woman who doesn’t quite fit in with polite English society, Alice jumps ...

October 13, 2019, Sunday


Writers address current events

THIS Fall, some of the timeliest and most topical books will be found in the fiction section. From Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments,” her sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” to Lucy Ellmann’s epic “Ducks, ...

September 8, 2019, Sunday


Mannequin’s memoir is magical

Before there were supermodels, there were “mannequins” — living, breathing women who played an active role in designing haute couture by standing very, very still....

September 1, 2019, Sunday




 

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