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Book suggestions to keep you reading all summer long

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Suggestions from Katharine Nevins of MainStreet BookEnds in Warner will keep you reading great books all summer long. The Truth According to Us By Annie Barrows – $28 From the co-author of the perfect book The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. We have waited a long time to read something more from this wonderful author. Station Eleven By Emily St. John Mandel – $15,95 This one has won so many awards. It’s what I am taking on vacation. H is for Hawk By Helen Macdonald – $26 How can someone so young write so beautifully? Headstrong; 52 Women who Changed Science and the …

Former Durst prosecutor writing about book about murder case

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The former district attorney from New York who tried to convict millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst is writing a book. Jeanine Pirro’s He Killed Them All will be published Nov. 3, Gallery Books announced Tuesday. According to Gallery, a Simon & Schuster imprint, the former Westchester County D.A. will prove her case against Durst “beyond a shadow of a doubt.” The book’s title …

Don Winslow returns to drug wars in thriller ‘The Cartel’

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Don Winslow is obsessed, and he knows it. “People refer to this as the ‘Mexican drug problem’ and it’s not the Mexican drug problem. It’s the American drug problem. It’s the European drug problem,” the crime novelist said during a recent interview at the Landmark Tavern in Hell’s Kitchen, where he’s eating a …

A Viking hoard of facts

Sunday, June 7, 2015

When we think about Europe in the centuries between late antiquity and the Renaissance, our viewpoint often tends to be heliotropic; that is, we direct our attention to the continent’s sunny parts, to the civilizations centered on Rome, …

Hacking libraries: A changing role from repository to access center

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Libraries are repositories of books, music and documents, but above all of nostalgia: the musty stacks, the unexpected finds, the safety and pleasure of a place that welcomes and shelters unconditionally. John Palfrey shares these memories, but he …

British artist pokes fun at contemporary art

Sunday, June 7, 2015

When the British artist Grayson Perry was selected in 2003 for the Turner Prize, one of Europe’s most prestigious art awards, he showed up at the ceremony wearing a dress. That very public display of his cross-dressing is …

John Corey returns in DeMille’s ‘Radiant Angel’

Sunday, June 7, 2015

In Nelson DeMille’s latest John Corey thriller, Radiant Angel, Corey has left the FBI and the Anti-Terrorist Task Force. He now works for the Diplomatic Surveillance Group in New York City. His quiet job involves following Russian diplomats …

New ‘Fifty Shades’ tops best-seller lists

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Once again, E. L. James is on top. A day after announcing that she had written a Fifty Shades novel from billionaire Christian Grey’s point of view, Grey was No. 1 on and Barnes & as …

Grateful Dead history grounded in gigs

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Today, “Truckin’ ” sounds like pure hippie nostalgia: a bluesy, shuffling nod to the romance of the road and to perseverance in the face of drug busts and changing times. But the Grateful Dead’s self-referential 1970 song – …

Melissa Rivers lauds and laughs in ‘The Book of Joan’

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Before launching into a slew of brazen zingers, comedian Joan Rivers often used her signature catchphrase, “Can we talk?” Nine months after Rivers’ sudden death, her daughter, Melissa Rivers, is ready to talk in a new book that …

Controversy stings, strengthens Mann in memoir ‘Hold Still’

Saturday, May 30, 2015

American photographer Sally Mann is best known to mainstream audiences for her third book, Immediate Family, which stirred controversy in the early 1990s for its inclusion of nude images of her three young children roaming her family’s secluded, …

Andy Weir’s book ‘The Martian’ may have saved NASA and the entire space program

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Andy Weir isn’t just living a publishing dream. He may have also saved the space program in the process. I’ll try to defend that bold statement in a moment. But first, let’s look at the marvel that is …

Charles Murray advocates for more civil disobedience in new book

Saturday, May 30, 2015

From the tea party to Occupy Wall Street to #BlackLivesMatter, America has spent much of this young century questioning its premises. And as the battles over federal spending, economic inequality and racial injustice continue, Charles Murray comes forward …