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    September 15, 2013

    Book Review: Ennui as premise rubs off on reader

    J.M. Coetzee's latest novel ultimately falls prey to the emptiness it describes.

  • Published
    August 11, 2013

    Book review: Cleverness lifts crime novel out of its gore

    “Sunrise,” by Portland author Al Lamanda, is a high-action crime novel that delivers the unbeatable combination of realism wrapped into a very imaginative plot. And for a thriller knee-deep in blood and gore, it’s a remarkably funny book. In one passage early in the novel, for instance, private investigator John Bekker and partner Walt meet […]

  • Published
    August 11, 2013

    Books Q&A: Tamra Wight and her scrappy campers

    In Wight's new book, outdoorsy duo Cooper and Packrat team up to solve a mystery against the backdrop of a lakeside campground.

  • Published
    August 11, 2013

    Signings, etc.: Carla Maria Sullwold

    Author Carla Maria Sullwold will detail her new book, “The Whaler’s Bride.” Obsessed by a scrimshaw carving given to her by her late husband on their honeymoon, a middle-aged widow sets out to discover the origins of the piece in a journey that takes her across several lifetimes to another dimension. Books will be available […]

  • Published
    August 11, 2013

    Book review: Twisty ‘Wicked Girls’ a dark treat

    “The Wicked Girls” became the British press’ catchphrase for 11-year-old Bel Oldacre and Jade Walker, who were convicted in the mid-1980s of killing a much younger child in this absorbing dark novel of crime and punishment, revenge and forgiveness. Marwood delivers an insightful psychological study of the two girls and the women they became 25 […]

  • Published
    August 11, 2013

    Book review: ‘Errors’ follows an innocent abroad

    Caleb Crain writes a smart, pensive novel, revealing a sharp ear for dialogue.

  • Published
    August 11, 2013

    Best-Sellers

    FICTION HARDCOVER 1. “The Cuckoos Calling,” by Robert Galbraith (Mulholland) 2. “Good Night Maine,” by Adam Gamble (Our World of Books) 3. “Silver Star,” by Jeannette Walls (Scribner) 4. “The Fault in Our Stars,” by John Green (Dutton) 5. “The Light in the Ruins,” by Chris Bohjalian (Doubleday) 6. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” by […]

  • Published
    July 14, 2013

    JK Rowling revealed as writer of crime novel

    The Harry Potter author admits she wrote a detective novel under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

  • Published
    July 7, 2013

    Book review: Summer scorcher sexy and sublime

    'My Education' is at once smart, witty and extremely well-written.

  • Published
    June 16, 2013

    Book Review: Racism and dream dominate in ‘Until’

    In her second novel, Lori Roy delivers an engrossing tale set in 1958 Detroit.

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