“Why did you go into the undertaking business?” “Because I like working with people.” So goes the old joke. Caitlin Doughty lived her first 18 years in Kaneohe, Hawaii, a suburb of Honolulu. As a teenager, she volunteered at Queen’s .
It doesn’t take long for the reader of “Palace of Treason” to understand that the palace in the title is the Kremlin. It’s the location of several important scenes involving the central character. That character is Capt. Dominika .
Many avid readers are fascinated by the use of language and the development of the written and printed word — the history, evolution, techniques, challenges and sheer beauty of speaking and writing well. For word nerds, type geeks and logophiles, Manhattan .
Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of books have been published about The Rolling Stones. After more than 50 years recording and performing rock, blues and country music, Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts - each in their late 60s .
Seven-year-old Millie Bird has the certainty that belongs only to that age; it is an assured precociousness that some adults despair as stubbornness or dismiss as silliness, whereas others recognize the wisdom of the archetypal fool. In this internationally best-selling .
The act of storytelling is a big part of what makes us human. Nigerian writer Chris Abani told a TED audience “What we know about who we are comes from stories.” We share knowledge from generations past, explore meaning, delve .
Singers and musicians come and go. Bands form, hit the charts and the road. Some are lucky and some are smart. Unfortunately, for many, much anticipated continued success is short-lived. And what about the fans? Isn’t it their hope .
David Ignatius is an outstanding columnist for the Washington Post, having covered the Middle East and the CIA more than 25 years. He’s also a good novelist, as his growing number of bestsellers suggests. In “The Director,” his trove of .
This delightful short novel is set in Topeka in late December and written by longtime Washburn University English professor and writer-in-residence Thomas Averill. Averill is also author of the novels “Secrets of the Tsil Café,” “rode,” and “The Slow Air .
What important events come to your mind that happened in our country in the year 1844? Unless you’re a professional historian, chances are that you probably don’t come up with much. However, in this book, writer John Bicknell argues .
The MacBeth conjured up some yeas ago by M.C. Beaton might not rival Shakespeare’s character for great literature, But Beaton’s MacBeth has developed quite a following — in print and, for a time, as a television series on .
Escape the ordinary this summer by entertaining your brain with one of the more than 200 magazines available at the public library. A wonderfully varied collection stands ready to expand your reading choices this summer. Familiar favorites such as “Time,” “.
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