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Compelling study of Dylan’s later life

The second installment of Ian Bell’s two-part biography of Bob Dylan, “Time Out of Mind,” is a compelling, focused examination of the latter half of the elusive singer-songwriter’s life and career...

Updated : 2014.10.16 20:25

Chicago and ‘The Birth of the Pill’

Chicago journalist Jonathan Eig got the idea for his new book, “The Birth of the Pill,” from a sermon his rabbi gave many years ago.“He was claiming the (birth control) pill was a bigger deal than ...

Updated : 2014.10.16 20:23

Couple finds lost spark in ‘Brightwell’

Murder at the BrightwellBy Ashley Weaver (Minotaur)At the heart of this light, energetic tale of a group of wealthy eccentrics on holiday at a seaside resort in England emerges a story of a marriage....

Updated : 2014.10.16 20:21

‘Truth Be Told’ has romance, humor

Truth Be ToldBy Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge)Hank Phillippi Ryan’s latest entry to feature investigative reporter Jane Ryland showcases the author’s ability to balance humor, gripping drama, romance ...

Updated : 2014.10.16 20:21

New history of ‘Star Wars’

How Star Wars Conquered the UniverseBy Chris Taylor (Basic Books)“How Star Wars Conquered The Universe” by Chris Taylor is an immensely readable look at the worldwide impact of the “Star Wars” sa...

Updated : 2014.10.16 20:20

Australia’s Flanagan wins Booker fiction prize

LONDON (AP) ― Australian writer Richard Flanagan won the Booker Prize on Tuesday with a visceral book about wartime brutality and its aftermath ― a novel the head of the judging team said was as pow...

Updated : 2014.10.15 20:35

Choi In-ho’s novel published in English

The late beloved Korean novelist Choi In-ho (1945-2013)’s novel “Another Man’s City” was published in English in the United States this week. “Another Man’s City” is the author’s last full-len...

Updated : 2014.10.15 20:35

Finding home in words: Book club serves homeless

MADISON, Wisconsin ― Sipping coffee and nibbling slices of cake, book club members paged through tattered copies of Alice Walker’s novel “Meridian” and discussed the death imagery throughout the f...

Updated : 2014.10.15 20:24

Tory Burch book gives look at what inspires her

DALLAS (AP) ― Tory Burch’s new book is all about color, a compilation of the influences that inspire her, from people to music to art to culture to travel to home design.“It’s this eclectic mix, a...

Updated : 2014.10.14 20:46

Nobel prize boosts Modiano’s book sales

Following the announcement of French novelist Patrick Modiano as the recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, on Oct. 9, domestic sales of his books have boosted. Modiano’s titles, includ...

Updated : 2014.10.13 20:32

[Newsmaker] Young writers debut on global literary scene

When people think of Korea, many identify the country with K-pop, TV dramas and, to a lesser extent, films. As the Korean wave, or Hallyu, has been shaped around the popular Korean culture, the countr...

Updated : 2014.10.09 19:26

Kim Young-ha probes into modern Korean society in new essay

Kim Young-ha, one of South Korea’s most celebrated novelists of his generation, has published a book of essays titled “See,” collating his thoughts and observances of changes in Korean society sinc...

Updated : 2014.09.22 19:47

Journalist’s memoir lacks personal insight

Foreign Correspondent: A MemoirBy H.D.S. Greenway(Simon & Schuster)A memoir is defined as a written account in which someone describes past experiences. Longtime journalist David Greenway certainly do...

Updated : 2014.09.18 20:55

Professor looks at economics of slavery

The image of the genteel, benevolent Southern slave owner was the creation of early 20th century artists and writers like D.W. Griffith and Margaret Mitchell. Life on the antebellum plantation, they l...

Updated : 2014.09.18 20:52

‘Hold the Dark’ no simple crime story

Hold the DarkBy William Giraldi (Liveright) If dark, violent novels aren’t usually my cup of tea, why did “Hold the Dark” exert such a hold over me, right from the start? “Hold the Dark” begins...

Updated : 2014.09.18 20:46