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  • Remembering Dr. King through literature

    Tomorrow, January 16, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A federal holiday since being signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, MLK Day is observed on the third Monday of January. King’s actual birthday is January 15. Martin Luther King, .

  • In ‘Let’s Play,’ exes add twists for main characters

    Sometimes James Patterson gets way ahead of himself. He originally had planned to publish a bookshot, ‘The Murder of Stephen King,’ that was to be released Nov. 1, 2016. This bookshot or chapbook has since been scratched due to King receiving death .

  • Breaking free: Minnesota prisoner tells childhood story Jailbook

    ‘My friend Tee got shot in the face.’ Thus begins the debut memoir by Zeke Caligiuri, currently serving a thirty-year sentence in the Minnesota state prison system. His crime remains undisclosed. But this book, at its best, is more about .

  • Sociologist explores Tea Party’s ‘deep story’

    Much has been written, especially since the November election, about the gaping political divide in this country and how those in both camps do not even talk to each other, indeed often do not even know anyone of the other .

  • Snuggle up with these heartwarming reads

    These months after the bustle of the holidays, with a long wait for the warmth of spring, can feel a bit dreary. To ward off the winter blues, sitting down (preferably with a throw blanket and a cup of tea) .

  • ‘My Old Dog’ makes case for adopting older animals

    It’s incredible how a dog like ‘Stacie’ has such a strong will to survive. Stacie, now 10, had been in trouble before being rescued. Bravely facing complicated surgery, the tan cocker spaniel almost died had it not been for quick .

  • ‘Tribe’ tackles military, PTSD issues

    “Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging,” by Sebastian Junger, examines the consequences of mankind’s social evolution from small, hunter and gathering tribes to the modern world. This book grew out of an article Junger wrote in the June 2015 issue of .

  • Love story covers immigration, family

    “The Sun Is Also a Star” is a new book from author Nicola Yoon, whose debut novel “Everything, Everything” became a New York Times bestseller. Although “The Sun Is Also a Star” is technically classified as a young adult novel, .

  • Finding a diet after the holiday feasts

    First there was Thanksgiving with its turkey and pumpkin pie (and everything else), and a few short weeks later, there was Christmas. And the feasting hasn’t let up for a moment between the two. But now it’s over. .

  • ‘Naturalist’ explores Roosevelt’s life as a scientist, outdoorsman

    While we tend to regard Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919, President 1901-08), as a brilliant politician and warrior, he also had a strong bent as an outdoorsman and natural scientist. Darrin Lunde concentrates on exploring these latter facets from his childhood through .

  • Well-researched novel shows conflict between spirituality and personality

    ‘Conclave’ is the story of a dramatic but little- known event: the selection of arguably the most powerful spiritual person on earth: the pope of the Roman Catholic Church. It takes place in the near future in the aftermath of .

  • Novel features librarians as spies, thieves

    Most of us had at least one lesson in elementary school analyzing how fairy tales change across cultures — Cinderella with a slipper of glass, or fur, or gold, or any number of things. The same principle holds true in “The .


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