Books

Review: ‘I Let You Go’

This is the newest in the list of thrillers with an #x201c;unreliable narrator#x201d; and a gripping story that will keep you turning the pages to fin ...

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Review: ‘Dance of the Jakaranda’

Most great novels center around an engaging narrative that works on one, maybe two levels. But in a true master work, on par with say Shakespeare or M ...

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Finding a country’s truth in fiction

Author Peter Kimani began writing fiction to right a wrong. The Kenyan writer's first novel, "Before the Rooster Crows," is set in the 1980s and insp ...

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Review: ‘Hag-Seed’

Margaret Atwood's new novel, #x201c;Hag-Seed,#x201d; is part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series, which features contemporary authors reimagining the Ba ...

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Review; ‘Salt to the Sea’

'Salt to the Sea#x201d; tells the story of a little known World War II maritime disaster involving the Wilhelm Gustloff. Expertly told from give diffe ...

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Review: ‘A Father’s Betrayal’

In the memoir #x201c;A Father's Betrayal,#x201d; Gabriella Gillespie tells of life where she and her sisters lived in Wales with their father and moth ...

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Review: ‘The Terranauts’

T.C. Boyle, one of the most acclaimed and prolific alums of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, has a long-standing interest in group dynamics under various k ...

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Profile: Author trades the fast pace of New York City with life in the Midwest

By the time he was 30, lifelong New Yorker Marc Nieson had seen plenty of adventure: he'd worked as a bike messenger in New York, an English instructo ...

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Review: ‘Moonglow’

Michael Chabon clearly doesn't want to be pigeon-holed. Instead, he brings his many talents to bear on a variety of styles and narrative forms. Jennif ...

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Review: ‘The Eighth Day Brotherhood’

#x201c;The Eighth Day Brotherhood#x201d; is a quick, mysterious romp through 1888 Paris. Pulling in religious and mythological iconography, Alice Phil ...

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Writers Resist movement comes to Corridor

In a time of political and social tumult, writers in Cedar Rapids and Iowa are joining their voices to a national movement. Writers Resist, a series ...

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Review: ‘Eve Out Of Her Ruins’

Mauritius is a country unlike any other. Located 1,200 miles off the west coast of Africa, this small island nation in the Indian Ocean is a multiling ...

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Review: ‘The New Trail of Tears’

Naomi Schaefer Riley is a Harvard graduate in English and government and a regular columnist for the New York Post where her writings focus on higher ...

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Themes of friendship, kindness marks reviewer’s Top 5 of 2016

The end of the year is a good time to look back. Here I offer my five favorites read in 2016. "The Forgotten Room" by Karen White, Beatriz Williams a ...

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Review: ‘The Golden Age’

Australian author Joan London's fine new novel, #x201c;The Golden Age,#x201d; is based on a true story - sort of. In the 1950s, a pub in Perth called ...

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