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Schumer keeps it real in ‘Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo’

Cover of “The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo” by Amy Schumer (Gallery Books) “The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo” By Amy Schumer (Gallery Books) Amy Schumer is a powerhouse in the entertain...

Updated : 2016.08.17 13:47

Daesan announces winners of translation grants

The Daesan Foundation, dedicated to supporting and promoting Korean literature, has announced the recipients of this year’s Grants for the Translation, Research and Publication of Korean Literary Wo...

Updated : 2016.08.10 17:50

‘Not Pretty Enough’ review: Entertaining bio of Helen Gurley Brown

“Not Pretty Enough: The Unlikely Triumph of Helen Gurley Brown” By Gerri Hirshey Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux (500 pages, $27) If there’s nothing more American than a rags-to-...

Updated : 2016.08.10 14:06

In ‘American Heiress,’ Patty Hearst case evokes the dark side of ’70s

“American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst” By Jeffrey Toobin Doubleday (384 pages, $28.95) In modern media culture, news stories blow up, consume us an...

Updated : 2016.08.10 14:04

Ruth Ware returns with nightmare cruise thriller

“The Woman in Cabin 10” By Ruth Ware Scout Press (340 pages, $26) Laura Blacklock is a writer for a British travel magazine. When a dream assignment lands in her lap — covering the weeklong ina...

Updated : 2016.08.10 14:01

Screenwriting guru Robert McKee writes his story's next chapter

In the early 1990s, Robert McKee had a revelation that would change the course of his career and influence the lives of tens of thousands of other writers. At the time, he’d written “Abraham,” a f...

Updated : 2016.08.10 13:56

Teen girl’s trauma reveals truths about ugly, beautiful sides of life

Cover of “The Inseparables” by Stuart Nadler (Hachette Group-TNS) "The Inseparables" By Stuart Nadler Little, Brown and Co. (352 pages, $27) The best fiction illuminates life’s realities, and ...

Updated : 2016.08.10 13:51

British Library to mark Harry Potter’s 20th with exhibition

LONDON (AP) -- It has been almost two decades since Harry Potter emerged from his cupboard under the stairs and the British Library plans to mark the occasion with an exhibition. The library announc...

Updated : 2016.08.09 14:04

Winfrey picks Whitehead novel for book club

NEW YORK (AP) - Oprah Winfrey has a new book club pick, Colson Whitehead's “The Underground Railroad,” a historical novel that imagines the network of safe houses and passages that helped slaves es...

Updated : 2016.08.03 17:51

Deep into the mind of a psychopath

“The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror” By Joyce Carol Oates Mysterious Press (336 pages, $24) When not writing fat, complicated novels that are some of the finest of our time, the ever-prol...

Updated : 2016.08.03 17:46

Exploring 1950s New York in ‘Three-Martini Lunch’

“Three-Martini Lunch” By Suzanne Rindell Putnam (512 pages, $27) “Nobody ever became a writer by just wanting to be one.” This terse advice by F. Scott Fitzgerald sets the scene for a compelli...

Updated : 2016.08.03 17:44

Negotiation with North Korea inevitable, writes policy expert Clemens

"North Korea and the World" by Walter C. Clemens Jr. (University Press of Kentucky) “North Korea and the World” By Walter C. Clemens Jr. University Press of Kentucky (443 pages, $39.95) North K...

Updated : 2016.08.03 17:38

Panty lines and prom-posals: 'Inside Amy Schumer' writer Jessi Klein on invented problems

There’s a great scene in Jessi Klein’s new book, in which she is backstage at the Emmy Awards last year with her just-won statue -- and her breast pump. “On a professional level, it felt really g...

Updated : 2016.08.03 17:33

Renowned Korean poet’s works translated to English for first time

A collection of works by renowned poet Jeong Ho-seung, often referred to as “Koreans’ favorite poet,” has been translated into English for the first time. Brother Anthony, professor emeritus at S...

Updated : 2016.08.03 17:30

Top-selling edition of Constitution by conservative press

NEW YORK (AP) - Since Khizr Khan held up a copy of the U.S. Constitution last week at the Democratic National Convention and offered to lend it to Republican nominee Donald Trump, sales for the gover...

Updated : 2016.08.03 17:14