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  • Oprah's new book club choices are a blast from the past

    Oprah's new book club choices are a blast from the past
    On Monday's show, Oprah Winfrey announced her new book club selections for the winter: "A Tale of Two Cities" and "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. While in recent years Oprah has stuck to choosing newer releases, in the past she has been known to...
  • 'The Other America' by Michael Harrington

    A new edition of Michael Harrington's "The Other America: Poverty in the United States," an eloquent appeal to the American conscience, has been published on the occasion of the book's 50th anniversary. "The Other America" is a masterpiece, a powerful...
  • A new season at City Lit, including stage version of 'Peyton Place'

    City Lit, the long-standing company that specializies in literary adaptations, has announced its 2012-13 season. The company's 33rd season consists of “Frankenstein” by Bo List, adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley (opening in October);...
  • The holidays: time to sparkle

    The holidays: time to sparkle
    This time of year the outpouring of flash and sparkle is unavoidable; basic black velvet and silk, inevitable. We are encouraged to dress up with silver in the form of bugle beads or bangles that flash at the wrist. And gold? Don't get us started with the...
  • Review: 'Devine Intervention' shows there's life in afterlife

    Review: 'Devine Intervention' shows there's life in afterlife
    In Martha Brockenbrough's heaven, old people show too much leg playing leap frog, and the church choir covers classic rock. Clearly, Brockenbrough is not a follower of the New Testament. That's good news for heathen readers who will delight in the...
  • Book review: 'The Passages of H.M.'

    Book review: 'The Passages of H.M.'
    The Passages of H.M. A Novel of Herman Melville Jay Parini Doubleday: 454 pp., $26.95 "The time for me hasn't come yet: Some men are born posthumously," Nietzsche wrote in "Ecce Homo." It's a statement that might have provided comfort to Herman...
  • Book review: 'The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens'

    Book review: 'The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens'
    The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens Edited by Jenny Hartley Oxford University Press: 458 pp., $34.95 This is the bicentennial year of Charles Dickens' birth. We need no reminder of his eminence as novelist, but there are celebrations of his other...
  • Not Just For Kids: 'The Peculiar' by Stefan Bachmann is a fantastical tale

    Not Just For Kids: 'The Peculiar' by Stefan Bachmann is a fantastical tale
    -------------------- The Peculiar A Novel Stefan Bachmann Greenwillow Books: 384 pp., $16.99, ages 9 and up -------------------- The average 16-year-old who writes usually does so for school, bringing the same level of rigor and enthusiasm to the...
  • Wednesday book news: Bezos, the Elsevier boycott and more

     
    Wednesday's book news includes backlash over Elsevier's journals, and anti-evolution voice app Iris that has financial ties to Jeff Bezos...
  • Happy 200th birthday, Charles Dickens!

     
    Charles Dickens was born 200 years ago today. How many of his books have you read?...
  • Anger bubbles up in Congress over anti-obesity ads targeting soda

     
    Taxpayer-funded anti-obesity ads targeting soda aren’t going down well with a Tennessee congressman, who has introduced legislation to prohibit federal spending on any campaigns targeting legal American-made products....
  • Hold the bread? CDC warns of excessive sodium in U.S. diets

     
    Dietary sodium: About nine of every 10 Americans eat more salt than is recommended, the CDC says, adding that Public Enemy No. 1 is bread, not junk food....