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Book review: Exploring an iconic story, and how it still resonates today
Voracious readers often enjoy the hoary and honored parlor game of debating the identity of the great American novel, the story that best reflects the nation's experience. No consensus is likely, but one certainty is the contender status of Harper Lee ...

PRESTON'S BOOK REVIEW: 'Beartown'
As the book is winding down, Ramona, the best psychologist in town, says, “This town doesn't always know the difference between right and wrong, I'll admit that. But we know the difference between good and evil.” The ending is not exactly satisfying ...

Did an extramarital affair inspire 'The Great Gatsby'? One book tries to make the case.
The summer of 1924 was a defining moment for F. Scott Fitzgerald: Most scholars agree that was when Scott, living with Zelda and their daughter in a rented villa on the French Riviera, finished the first draft of “The Great Gatsby.” To do so, Scott ...

Comic Book Review: Crowded #1
Crowded, the new comic series from Image Comics and writer Christopher Sebela, gives us a look at a potential near-future society that has lost itself in the convenience of technology and the ability to get nearly everything done with the downloading ...

Book Review: “An Accidental Corpse” by Helen A. Harrison
The book begins as Diaz and Fitzgerald—a pair of married NYPD cops—and their son T.J. arrive in East Hampton. Through the family's arrival at the beginning of the book, local readers will enjoy catching vignettes of Hamptons life: “Now they felt they ...

Book Review: What School Could Be
While it's true that I have been swamped with extra work and musical obligations, I really think that the book is best read the way I've been reading it--in small chunks, with ample time to digest and weigh Dintersmith's commentary and conclusions ...

Comic Book Reviews for This Week: 8/15/2018
Welcome to this week in comic book reviews! The staff has come together to read and review nearly everything released today. It isn't completely comprehensive, but includes just about everything from DC and Marvel with the important books from the ...

Book Review: 'Fly Girls' Profiles Women who Tamed the Skies
“Fly Girls” by Keith O'Brien (Eamon Dolan/HMH; 352 pages, $28). You don't have to be a devoted reader of the history of women's progress in the 20th century, or of the early days of aviation, to be frequently swept up in the tales laid out here by ...

I read six sycophantic pro-Trump books — and then I read Omarosa
Look past the cable-news apologists, rally diehards and compulsive @realDonaldTrump retweeters, and you find the fawning, best-selling pro-Trump book authors, those who bind their allegiance in hard covers for all eternity. These writers have elevated ...

Book review: 'The Husband Hunters'
Author de Courcy did, and in this lively book, she writes generally of the Gilded Age in splendor and squalor, and specifically of a handful of heiresses who married well, sometimes rather unwillingly. Part of the overall story is about the kind of ...

About that Omarosa book: This is what complicity looks like
Everyone is the hero of their own story — but in telling that tale, people often reveal much more about themselves than they realize. That is true of autobiographies in general, and of Unhinged by Omarosa Manigault Newman more than most. The tell-all ...

BOOK REVIEW: "Ghost Boy" sure to chill and delight
The new book by Cal State Bakersfield religion professor Stafford Betty also takes on some weighty issues that differ from typical young adult fiction. Ben comes face to face with death (which might indicate why he is both blessed and cursed with his ...





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