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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

Tom Wolfe talks Darwin, Chomsky and human speech

NEW YORK (AP) -- After satirizing everything from “radical chic” to 20th century architecture, Tom Wolfe is now mining the mystery of language and the reputation of the most influential linguist of...

Updated : 2016.08.31 16:14

Alex Marwood delivers gripping cautionary tale

Cover of “The Darkest Secret” by Alex Marwood (Penguin Books) “The Darkest Secret” (Penguin Books) By Alex Marwood The disappearance of a child whose body is never found eventually implodes a...

Updated : 2016.08.31 16:09

In North Korea, a hard-boiled (and fictional) cop keeps watch

NEW YORK (AP) -- The hero, a police inspector, prowls a city known more for its political malevolence than its street crime. If you read the local newspapers, you could think it’s a city with almost...

Updated : 2016.08.29 13:24

Han Kang's award-winning novel hits German market

Han Kang’s novel “The Vegetarian” has received enthusiastic responses from German news media upon being released in the European country, a state-run literary agency said Wednesday. The novel has...

Updated : 2016.08.25 15:06

Tiny Spanish publisher clones world's most mysterious book

BURGOS, Spain (AFP) - It's one of the world’s most mysterious books, a centuries-old manuscript written in an unknown or coded language that no one -- not even the best cryptographers -- has cracked....

Updated : 2016.08.24 17:50

Korean literature magazine becomes more inclusive

Launched by the Literature Translation Institute of Korea in 2008, List: Books from Korea originally examined the Korean publishing industry through the eyes of Korean authors, critics, translators a...

Updated : 2016.08.24 17:48

Making of a ‘liberal icon’ charted

“Bobby Kennedy” By Larry Tye Random House (608 pages, $32) Unless you were old enough to remember the mid-1960s it might be hard to grasp the considerable impact the Kennedy family, particularly...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:49

Extraordinary characters brought to life

“The Muse” By Jessie Burton Harper Collins (352 pages, $27.99) “The Muse” asks a lot of its readers, in the best of ways. It asks us to pay close attention, given the unexpected paths that wan...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:47