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  • Connecticut's Amy Bloom To Talk About Her New Novel 'Lucky Us'

    Connecticut's Amy Bloom To Talk About Her New Novel 'Lucky Us'
    Amy Bloom, the best-selling Connecticut author beloved by readers and critics alike, will give a free talk on Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, about her new novel, "Lucky Us" (Random House, $26). It's the story of...
  • CT Science Center, Twain House To Get Millions In New State Funds For Improvements

    HARTFORD - A $4 million grant to the Connecticut Science Center and another $2.2 million for the Mark Twain House & Museum head up an impressive list of state funding proposals for cultural institutions that are expected to win approval Friday. The...
  • Thomas Berger dies at 89; eclectic novelist wrote 'Little Big Man'

    Thomas Berger dies at 89; eclectic novelist wrote 'Little Big Man'
    Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died. He was 89 and had been in failing health. A...
  • Short days and shorts are the rule during lawmakers' recess

    SACRAMENTO — Life at the state Capitol is mellow these days, now that lawmakers are away on a monthlong summer recess. Their absence, for the more literary of the statehouse denizens, brings to mind a famous quote popularized by 19th century...
  • Sundaes On Thursday

    Sundaes On Thursday
    Shades of Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher: The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., invites the neighbors in for a free, old-fashioned ice cream social on the patio on Thursday, July 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. for complimentary ice cream sundaes,...
  • Tom Rush Brings His Vintage Folk To The Kate

    Tom Rush Brings His Vintage Folk To The Kate
    Tom Rush, an iconic singer, songwriter and guitarist who helped shape the great folk revival in the '60s and its resurgence in the '80s and the '90s, is still very much a spirited, spirit-lifting entertainer, musician and raconteur whose ebullient talents...
  • Read & Write: 3 more authors on favorite book characters

    Read & Write: 3 more authors on favorite book characters
    Chicago-area authors continue to tell us about their favorite characters from childhood books as a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication. Here's what they said. --...
  • 'The Mockingbird Next Door' by Marja Mills: an excerpt

    'The Mockingbird Next Door' by Marja Mills: an excerpt
    "Do you want to take a trip? You can say no." Tim Bannon, my editor at the Chicago Tribune, stood at my cubicle on an August day in 2001. Back then, he ran the daily features section. Tim knew I liked to travel for stories, and that if the story took me...
  • R.J. Julia Hosting Talk By Abby Miller Of 'Dance Moms'

    R.J. Julia Hosting Talk By Abby Miller Of 'Dance Moms'
    Authors of an inspirational book on dance, serious and funny novels and the shortage of local seafood will speak at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison. On Monday, July 14, at 7 p.m., Abby Miller, the author of "Everything I Learned...
  • Bulletin Board

    Tuesday Boca Socrates Cafe, discussion group, 1:30-3 p.m., Boca Raton Downtown Library, 400 NW Second Ave. (Boca Raton Boulevard). Topic, "What should America do about 60,000 women and children who have traveled from Central America to come to our...
  • Stevens' House Key To Author Focus?

    Why not convert the Wallace Stevens house in Hartford into a writing center for underperforming students in Hartford [June 25, Page 1, "Acclaimed Poet's Home On Market"]? Why not transform the corridor on Farmington Avenue in front of the Mark Twain...
  • Disneyland’s 1955 opening

     
    On Sunday, July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened with an invitation-only event broadcast live on ABC. In addition to the invited guests, thousands carrying counterfeit tickets show up. On Monday, July 18, 1955, the park opened to the public....