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Imagining surrealist battle against Nazis

“The Last Days of New Paris” By China Mieville Del Rey (205 pages, $25) Page for page, there is no one generating more utterly unfamiliar ideas than author China Mieville (“Perdido Street Stati...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:45

Bochco’s book: He rewrote TV’s rules and lived to tell it

NEW YORK (AP) -- For viewers who rejoice in TV’s artistic upsurge, one virtuoso perhaps more than anyone can be credited for elevating the medium from its bygone “boob tube” status. Steven Bochco...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:33

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author offers insight on Trump's appeal

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) - For pundits and politicos baffled by the appeal of a wealthy New York businessman to the struggling white working class in Appalachia and Rust Belt mill towns, J.D. Vance's bo...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:30

Your life is comfy compared to the hell of the North Korean border

“How I Became a North Korean” By Krys Lee Viking (244 pages, $27) Forgetting the complexities of other lives is so easy these days, immersed as we are in our daily grinds, our political battles,...

Updated : 2016.08.17 14:22

Essays illuminate fears of disaster

“This Is Only a Test” By B.J. Hollars Break Away Books (180 pages, $17) In his essay collection “This Is Only a Test,” B.J. Hollars is buffeted on one side by terrifying cataclysms and on the ...

Updated : 2016.08.17 14:20

The pleasures and perils of an affair in ‘Blue Bath’

“The Blue Bath” By Mary Waters-Sayer St. Martin’s Press (307 pages, $25.99) At first, “The Blue Bath” seems to be just a particularly well-written take on an old story, one often encountered...

Updated : 2016.08.17 14:18

Amber Tozer pens one of the funniest books on alcoholism you’ll ever read

"Sober Stick Figure: A Memoir” By Amber Tozer (Running Press, $24) Comedian Amber Tozer is 39 years old. She is funny, profane and drop-dead honest. A recovering alcoholic, Tozer walked away from...

Updated : 2016.08.17 13:51

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