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Heroine packs a comic punch

“Someone Please Have Sex With Me” By Gina Wynbrandt2dcloud Comics & Graphic Novels (140 pages, $17.95)A girl and her Justin Bieber crush don’t exactly sound like the sort of material that darkly fu...

Updated : 2016.07.21 10:13

'The Big Book of Science Fiction' a portal to endless reading pleasure

"The Big Book of Science Fiction" Edited by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer; Vintage (1,216 pages, $25)Surprisingly, the literary spirit that haunts Ann and Jeff Vandermeer's massive new anthology, "The Big...

Updated : 2016.07.21 10:09

Nick Offerman finds the voice of Tom Sawyer

If you imagine Nick Offerman is a real-life version of Ron Swanson, the mustachioed, macho character on “Parks and Recreation,” think again. Sure, he likes the outdoors, and yes, he has a wood shop ...

Updated : 2016.07.20 15:38

Gay Ecuadorian author overcomes barriers and publishes novel

NEW YORK (AP) -- As a deaf and gay student in Ecuador, Cesar Baquerizo was bullied and a victim of societal prejudice.Now, after five years of writing, Pen Name Publishing has released his first novel...

Updated : 2016.07.20 15:32

Philadelphia honors children's book illustrator, native son

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Celebrated children’s book illustrator Jerry Pinkney received some brotherly love Tuesday in his hometown, where he was honored for his career achievements.Pinkney, whose drawings have brought to life more than 100 books, has inspired generations of youngsters, said K...

Updated : 2016.07.20 15:30

‘Twilight’ author writes spy thriller ‘The Chemist’

NEW YORK (AP) – “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer's next novel is a thriller, without vampires.Little, Brown and Co. announced Tuesday that “The Chemist” will be published Nov. 15. The company says the book features a former government agent living underground and forced to “take one...

Updated : 2016.07.20 15:27

Crime is stranger than fiction

“Murder at the 42nd Street Library”By Con Lehane; Minotaur (320 pages, $25.99)The beautiful and iconic New York Public Library on 42nd Street in Manhattan -- with its stone lions in front, multiple ...

Updated : 2016.07.13 15:30

The good, the bad, the difficult

“Dinner With Edward” By Isabel VincentAlgonquin Books of Chapel Hill (213 pages, $23.95)Isabel Vincent's marriage was on the verge of ending when a friend introduced her to Edward, a man whose wife ...

Updated : 2016.07.13 15:29

Honest observations on farming life

“Dear County Agent Guy” By Jerry NelsonWorkman (207 pages, $14.95)I should have seen this coming, seen that Jerry Nelson's essays about farming weren’t quite what they seemed. I' a farmer’s daught...

Updated : 2016.07.13 15:28

‘Hamilton: The Revolution’: How a hip-hop Broadway musical became an American obsession

“Hamilton: The Revolution” By Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarterGrand Central Publishing (288 pages, $40)The revolution started with the idea that a hip-hop-Broadway marriage was the perfect veh...

Updated : 2016.07.13 15:03

Philip Onho Lee captures daily grind of immigrant life in U.S.

“Olympic Boulevard” Philip Onho Lee (Translated by John Cha)Seoul Selection (12,000 won, $10)Philip Onho Lee’s “Olympic Boulevard,” published last month, details the daily joys and sorrows of imm...

Updated : 2016.07.06 15:19

Nothing disappointing about ‘The Loney’

“The Loney” By Andrew Michael HurleyHoughton Mifflin Harcourt (294 pages, $25)A menacing presence inhabits the Loney, the locals’ name for Britain’s north Lancashire coastline.A small group of Cat...

Updated : 2016.07.06 15:15

Talese will promote new book, backs off earlier comments

NEW YORK (AP) -- Gay Talese has disavowed his disavowal.A day after saying the credibility of his upcoming book, “The Voyeur‘s Motel,” was “down the toilet” because he felt he had been deceived by the story’s primary source, the celebrated author and journalist said he will be promot...

Updated : 2016.07.06 12:48

Saint-Exupery’s Spanish civil war press pass found

MADRID (AFP) -- An amateur historian has found the press pass issued to French writer and pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupery when he covered Spain‘s 1936-39 civil war for several French newspapers, offic...

Updated : 2016.07.06 11:58

Book probes Ohio’s role as national presidential bellwether

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Just in time for the Cleveland-hosted Republican National Convention this month and as the general election campaign heats up, a new book, “The Bellwether,” examines Ohio’s impor...

Updated : 2016.07.06 11:55