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Belgian author creates stir with tale of ice-cold revenge

FRANKFURT (AFP) - She's a literary sensation whose debut novel has sold over 100,000 copies, yet unless you speak Dutch you’ve probably never heard of writer Lize Spit. But all that's about to chan...

Updated : 2016.10.20 14:11

Novel looks at life as damaged goods in violent Minnesota

“The Heavens May Fall” By Allen Eskens Seventh Street Books (300 pages, $15.95) In Allen Eskens’ novels, Minnesota is a dark, violent place. His recurring characters routinely wrestle with loss...

Updated : 2016.10.19 17:06

French woman smitten by America in ‘Champagne Baby’

“Champagne Baby” By Laure Dugas Ballantine (316 pages, $26) In many a light memoir or novel, an American moves to Europe and is transformed. “Champagne Baby” upends that theme - and lots of cu...

Updated : 2016.10.19 17:01

Ready to start your fall reading list? 13 suggestions

There’s something about a crisp fall day that just makes you want to curl up in an armchair and read a good book, right? (Preferably, as is often the case at my house, with a purring cat squeezed in ...

Updated : 2016.10.19 14:44

A stranger-than-fiction tale of a murder conspiracy, among posh Brits

Suppose you had a secret. A secret that would cost you your career, your friends and your place in a very stratified society. The list of things you shouldn’t do is pretty basic: don’t put anything...

Updated : 2016.10.19 14:41

83-year-old US Supreme Court judge Ginsburg is pop culture icon

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- Known for her lacy white collars and fastidious vocabulary, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg seems like a figure from a bygone era in the austere chambers of the US Supreme Court. Yet...

Updated : 2016.10.19 14:32

Nobel panel gives up knockin’ on Dylan’s door

STOCKHOLM (AFP) -- The Swedish Academy says it has given up trying to reach Bob Dylan, days after it awarded him the Nobel Prize in literature. “Right now we are doing nothing. I have called and sen...

Updated : 2016.10.18 15:13

Frankfurt fair shakes up book world with art, tech gadgets

FRANKFURT (AFP) - There will still be more books than you could ever read, but visitors to this week’s Frankfurt Book Fair will also be invited to don virtual reality goggles, visit an interactive cl...

Updated : 2016.10.17 17:58

Lawrence Ferlinghetti on Nobel: ‘Bravo for Dylan’

NEW YORK (AP) -- Lawrence Ferlinghetti, one of the last links to the early days of the Beat poetry movement, never doubted the artistry of Bob Dylan or his worthiness of the Nobel prize. “Bravo for ...

Updated : 2016.10.17 16:58

Cho Chong-nae’s ‘The Human Jungle’ available in English

Korean historical fiction writer Cho Chong-nae’s epic tome “The Human Jungle” has been published in English by Chin Music Press Inc., a San Francisco-based company. The novel, which portrays Chin...

Updated : 2016.10.12 17:05

Today will be different. Except, of course, it won't

“Today Will Be Different” By Maria Semple Little, Brown (336 pages, $27) Maria Semple understands women on the verge -- she just likes to have a little fun at their (our?) expense. She’s empath...

Updated : 2016.10.12 16:02

More irresistible tails from a cat-loving man

“Close Encounters of the Furred Kind: New Adventures with My Sad Cat & Other Feline Friends” By Tom Cox Thomas Dunne (265 pages, $24.99) Fans of cat man Tom Cox and his merry band of pets can re...

Updated : 2016.10.12 16:00

How pianist Van Cliburn captured Russian hearts

“Moscow Nights” By Nigel Cliff Harper (452 pages, $28.99) In 1958, at the height of the Cold War, a gangly young Texan with an impressive mop of blond curls and an aw-shucks manner traveled to t...

Updated : 2016.10.12 15:51

Nicholas Sparks debuts 20th novel, “Two By Two”

“Two By Two” By Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) In 1996, Nicholas Sparks introduced the world to Allie and Noah in his best-selling novel “The Notebook.” Their story became an overn...

Updated : 2016.10.12 15:14

Caroline Leavitt writes of off-kilter ’60s America

For fans of Emma Cline’s best-selling debut “The Girls,” Caroline Leavitt’s “Cruel Beautiful World” offers another opportunity to spend time in the wild, off-kilter America of the late 1960s, t...

Updated : 2016.10.12 15:11