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Outrage among academics as universities begin book purge

A library without books? Not quite, but as students abandon the stacks in favor of online reference material, university libraries are unloading millions of unread volumes in a nationwide purge that has ...

February 11, 2018, Sunday


From China to Hollywood screen

A small-town Scottish schoolteacher has become an international literary sensation with more than a million book sales in China and a Hollywood movie deal, but remains relatively unknown in her homeland. Claire ...

February 4, 2018, Sunday


‘Mothers of Sparta’ looks at significant moments in life

WHAT’S in a life? Forget celebrities and superstars, or Nobel Laureates and the like, the people who live in the realms of the extraordinary and exciting. On the contrary: What are the significant moments ...

February 4, 2018, Sunday


Edith Wharton’s design legacy is brought back to life in new book

Edith Wharton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author famous for novels in the late 19th century, also wrote an influential book on interior design, long considered a bible of American decorating. “The Decoration ...

January 21, 2018, Sunday


Violent thriller leaves you on the edge

FOUR friends delve into unfamiliar territory when three of them realize they must intervene to save the fourth in “Just Between Us,” Rebecca Drake’s twisty and compelling look at what from outside appearances ...

January 21, 2018, Sunday


Woodson named USA literature ambassador

JACQUELINE Woodson, the USA’s next National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, originally had someone else in mind. “It’s funny, because I called him (current ambassador Gene Luen Yang) awhile ...

January 14, 2018, Sunday


Tudor’s debut leaves compelling mark

CHILDHOOD affects development into adulthood, as C.J. Tudor fervently illustrates in her compelling debut, “The Chalk Man.” The discovery more than 30 years earlier of a dismembered teenage girl continues ...

January 14, 2018, Sunday


The literary canary in India’scoal mine

SHE may have returned to publishing fiction after a two-decade hiatus, but Indian writer Arundhati Roy says she has no plans to sheath her polemical sword anytime soon in a world where the vulnerable ...

January 7, 2018, Sunday


Book of celeb interviews best enjoyed in small sips

EAGERLY plucked from the pages of Vanity Fair, the Daily Front Row and R.O.M.E. and thrust into the public’s hands comes George Wayne’s (GW) collection of his favorite celebrity interviews conducted over ...

December 24, 2017, Sunday


New Supreme Court cookbook dishes up history, recipes

At Christmas time, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor would send her colleagues gift-wrapped packages of homemade beef jerky from her family’s cattle ranch in Arizona....

December 24, 2017, Sunday




 

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