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Harmonies, strife in Love’s Beach Boys tale

“Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy” By Mike Love with James S. Hirsch Blue Rider Press (448 pages, $28) Mike Love is acutely aware that he is perceived as a villain. In his new autobiogra...

Updated : 2016.09.21 16:25

‘Little Nothing’ a fierce fairy tale

Fairy tales waste no time getting under the skin. They pretend to be innocent, once upon a time and all that, but they never are. The darkened wood, the hooded stranger, the soup served at dinner hid...

Updated : 2016.09.21 16:22

‘The Oliver Stone Experience’ a deep dive into monumental movie career

“The Oliver Stone Experience” by Matt Zoller Seitz (TNS) “The Oliver Stone Experience” By Matt Zoller Seitz Abrams (480 pages, $50) Is there another living American director with a greater ru...

Updated : 2016.09.21 16:17

Global writers to engage in conversation at Seoul International Writers’ Festival

Writers from around the world will exchange ideas and share literary works at the Seoul International Writers’ Festival taking place from Sept. 25-Oct. 1 at the Arko Art Center and Daehakro Arts The...

Updated : 2016.09.21 16:04

Andrea Wulf’s Humboldt biography wins Science Book Prize

LONDON (AP) -- A biography of German naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt has been named science book of the year. Andrea Wulf’s “The Invention of Nature” was awarded the 25,000-pound ($33...

Updated : 2016.09.21 14:24

New book brings Atlas Obscura site’s wonders to printed page

NEW YORK (AP) -- An elf school in Iceland. A hospital for falcons in the Middle East. A museum in Independence, Missouri, for artwork made from hair. These are the types of attractions featured on t...

Updated : 2016.09.21 14:22

Lawrence Wright shows the human side of Middle East turmoil in ‘The Terror Years’

“The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State” By Lawrence Wright Knopf (384 pages, $28.95) “The Terror Years,” Lawrence Wright’s wide-ranging and intensively reported collection of s...

Updated : 2016.09.07 17:10

Murder lurks deep in the mind

“Hell Fire” By Karin Fossum, translated from the Norwegian by Karl Dixon Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (272 pages, $24) With Scandinavian crime fiction all the rage and enormous attention paid to wr...

Updated : 2016.09.07 17:08

How far will you go for your autistic child?

Being a parent is always full of ups and downs, of course, but being the parent of an autistic child, Carolyn Parkhurst writes in her splendid new novel, is a lot like riding a roller coaster that ne...

Updated : 2016.09.07 17:03

Raised in California and living in Seoul, novelist Krys Lee wrestles with Korean identities

Standing in the heart of Koreatown, novelist Krys Lee turned around. Was this direction to the Korean market where her family made a pilgrimage every weekend and her mother would rent her cache of K...

Updated : 2016.09.07 16:44

Children’s author, illustrator of Llama Llama stories dies

MONTPELIER, Vermont (AP) -- Best-selling children’s book author and illustrator Anna Dewdney, who gained fame with her series of Llama Llama stories, has died at age 50. Dewdney, who had a 15-month...

Updated : 2016.09.07 16:43

'My GoldStar phone' wins Soorim literary award

A novel about a young aspiring writer has won a literary prize co-awarded by Yonhap News Agency and the Soorim Cultural Foundation, the news agency said Monday. “My GoldStar phone” by Kim Hena tel...

Updated : 2016.09.05 13:41

Expressing sorrow of black Americans

“The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race” By Jesmyn Ward Scribner (240 pages, $25) The murder last year of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, epi...

Updated : 2016.08.31 16:22

Jessica Winter's debut looks at the 1 percent

“Break in Case of Emergency” By Jessica Winter Knopf (288 pages, $25.95) Jessica Winter’s debut novel, “Break in Case of Emergency,” is an interesting study of the 1 percent and those strivin...

Updated : 2016.08.31 16:20

Old Hollywood glamour in 'Platinum Doll'

“Platinum Doll” By Anne Girard MIRA Books (352 pages, $15.99) “Madame Picasso” author Anne Girard takes on another bewitching figure from the past in “Platinum Doll,” a charming fictionalize...

Updated : 2016.08.31 16:16