Books

Review: ‘Not One Day’

Before discussing French author Anne Garreta's recently translated work, #x201c;Not One Day,#x201d; it might be a good idea to explain a bit about Gar ...

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Review: ‘Sweetbitter’

Stephanie Danler's debut and best-selling novel, #x201c;Sweetbitter,#x201d; simmers with sensuality. The book is narrated by Tess, a 22-year-old who l ...

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Review: ‘Saratoga Payback’

Memo to books editor: Thanks for sending me the Stephen Dobyns book to review. You've added 22 novels to my to-read list.Released last month, #x201c;S ...

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Author drinks it all in while promoting ‘Sweetbitter’

Stephanie Danler of Brooklyn, N.Y., has spent many of her formative years working in the restaurant industry.#x201c;I was really happy in restaurants, ...

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Review: ‘Word By Word’

#x201c;The vast majority of people give no thought to the dictionary they use: it merely is, like the universe,#x201d; Kory Stamper writes in #x201c;W ...

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Review: ‘Idiot Out Wandering Around’

Penning an autobiography must be daunting. How best to organize and share a lifetime of experiences? Which incidents should be included and which shou ...

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Review: ‘A Bridge Across The Ocean’

Three women are aboard the Queen Mary, heading across the ocean to meet up with their American soldier husbands after World War II. They don't know ea ...

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Author takes a look at what local food means today, what it might mean tomorrow

When Dr. Brandi Janssen took her two kids to an apple orchard 10 years ago, she wasn't there to conduct research. She was just hoping to buy some appl ...

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Review: ‘The Burning Page’

Genevieve Cogman has certainly found her stride with #x201c;The Invisible Library#x201d; series. #x201c;The Burning Page,#x201d; book three in the ser ...

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REVIEW | ‘WOMAN ON THE STAIRS’

When the nameless narrator in German author Bernhard Schlink's latest novel #x201c;The Woman on the Stairs#x201d; enters the Art Gallery of New South ...

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REVIEW | ‘A GAMBLER’S ANATOMY’

Jonathan Lethem's newest novel, #x201c;A Gambler's Anatomy,#x201d; is filled with masks both literal and metaphorical. Alexander Bruno, a professional ...

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REVIEW | ‘AETHER RISING’

Book four in the Aether Psychics series, #x201c;Aether Rising,#x201d; (AIBHS, January 2017)did not disappoint. The world in which the novels take plac ...

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Review | ‘THe NEARNESS OF YOU’

Amanda Eyre Ward's book #x201c;The Same Sky#x201d; was my favorite book of 2015. Its themes of immigration and poverty gave the reader plenty to think ...

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Gardening books ready gardeners for spring: From the Cedar Rapids Public Library

A warm Iowa winter has prospective gardeners hankering to get outside and plant prized flowers and vegetables. Folks are poring over seed catalogs and ...

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Review | ‘MY LAST LAMENT’

Covering Greece's Nazi occupation and the years after the war, #x201c;My Last Lament,#x201d; set to be released Friday, tells the story of one woman's ...

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