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What happened when Nadia got pregnant?

“The Mothers” By Brit Bennett Riverhead (278 pages, $26) The Mothers of Upper Room Chapel are worried about the future: “Anyone knows a church is only as good as its women, and when we all pass...

Updated : 2016.10.26 17:19

Memoir of ‘Glamour and Dysfunction’

“Scream: A Memoir of Glamour and Dysfunction” By Tama Janowitz Dey Street Books (304 pages, $25.99) When author Tama Janowitz was 15 years old, her pothead father suggested she enter a wet T-shi...

Updated : 2016.10.26 17:15

New biography explores real-life Victorian horror behind Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’

“Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man who Wrote ‘Dracula’” By David J. Skal Liveright (652 pages, $35) Several years ago, I read the book “Dracula” for the first ...

Updated : 2016.10.26 11:28

MacArthur and Truman face off in H.W. Brands’ new history

After nearly seven decades, it is easy to forget the fierce, frantic terrors of the early Cold War. Despite victory in World War II, America had lost its nuclear monopoly because of Soviet spies, wa...

Updated : 2016.10.26 11:23

Beatty becomes first US author to win Man Booker Prize

LONDON (AFP) -- Paul Beatty has become the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel “The Sellout,” which the novelist said should not be read as a “mono-directional” take on race...

Updated : 2016.10.26 11:20

Oxford says Shakespeare will share credit for Henry VI

LONDON (AP) - The Bard was not a solo act. Oxford University Press’ new edition of William Shakespeare’s works will credit Christopher Marlowe as co-author of the three Henry VI plays, underscorin...

Updated : 2016.10.25 16:32

Highlands murder tale tipped for Booker Prize win

EDINBURGH (AFP) -- A tale of murder and class warfare in the Scottish Highlands by a little-known novelist is one of the favorites to win this year's Booker Prize for literature on Tuesday. “His Blo...

Updated : 2016.10.24 14:35

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