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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 …

Steps to writing a fantastic commencement address

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Dear Commencement Speakers’ Class of 2015: It seems only yesterday that you were here, tassels waving, ready to receive your diplomas and change the world, and now look at you – about to deliver a commencement address of …

Chelsea Clinton book ‘It’s Your World’ coming

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Another Clinton is becoming an author. Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former president Bill Clinton and current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, has a deal with Penguin Young Readers for It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get …

Ray Duckler: A look at the life of a Yankee

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Judson Hale is not a hugger. Never has been, never will be. There are cracks in his stoic armor, however, certainly more than his father once showed decades ago in a rich Boston suburb. This, the editor-in-chief of …

Andrew Gross delivers with ‘One Mile Under’

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Detective Ty Hauck returns from a hiatus to tackle a personal case in Andrew Gross’ latest mystery, One Mile Under. Dani Whalen knows the Roaring Fork River like the back of her hand, and she enjoys taking tourists …

Narrative of ‘Adult Onset’ feels intensely personal

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ann-Marie MacDonald’s latest novel, Adult Onset, tracks a week in the life of Mary Rose MacKinnon. A famous author of YA novels, Mary Rose is stalled on starting the last book of a popular trilogy and taking care …

Memoir recounts days in mental asylum

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Barbara Taylor was a promising young historian when madness struck. She wound up at Friern Mental Hospital, an institution outside London. Friern was once the largest asylum for the mentally ill in Europe, and it looked the part: …

Funny lady: Madeline Kahn biography looks beyond the laughs

Saturday, May 23, 2015

She was delightful in Paper Moon and Blazing Saddles, then uproarious as the monster’s tuneful bride in Young Frankenstein. Yet Madeline Kahn often didn’t seem to appreciate her comedic talent, even though it kept her close to the …

Wright brothers taught the world to fly

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Wilbur Wright played the harmonica, Orville the violin. There were two older Wright brothers, Reuchlin and Lorin, and a younger sister, Katharine, a graduate of Oberlin College and a high school Latin teacher. She and the younger two …

Black holes have fascinated for centuries

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Who doesn’t love black holes, the most mythical creatures in the physics pantheon? They’ve been posited as the basis of time machines, as gateways to other universes and as the seeds from which baby universes are born. These …

MacDowell colony launches diversity fellowship

Saturday, May 23, 2015

One of the country’s oldest artist colonies is starting a fellowship dedicated to literary diversity. The MacDowell Colony, chaired by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon, announced Monday that it had acquired funding for a fellowship to be awarded to writers from “populations across racial and cultural boundaries.” The …