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  • Books | December 22, 2012

    Woman uses canvas, lies to climb to the top of the Boston art world

    The art forger.phatch

    Claire Roth, the protagonist in “The Art Forger,” is a talented painter. She’s also something of an outcast in Boston’s art society, the combined result of a love affair gone bad, a work heralded as a masterpiece that she allowed her lover to

  • Books | December 22, 2012

    Humane Society president describes animal-human bond

    C-the bond.phatch

    It is true that some people will turn away from starting to read a book once they hear many negative comments from others about its content and the author. Comments posted online by professional reviewers can be equally discouraging, especially when the ‘majority’ rules. This

  • Books | December 22, 2012

    Young adult reads that older adults will enjoy, too


    Young adult books, as many people are recognizing these days, are not just for teens. In fact, adults make up the majority of young adult book purchasers. With that in mind, here are a few of my young adult picks from the past year that

  • Books | December 22, 2012

    ‘Killing Kennedy’ plays to non-conspiracy readers

    Killing kennedy.phatch

    It has been forty-nine years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. People may be divided into four groups, first, those who, perhaps passionately, believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing him; second, those who perhaps passionately, believe that some conspiracy group backed

  • Books | December 16, 2012

    Judge’s murder leads to imprisoned lawyer’s freedom


    Malcolm Bannister, the protagonist in “The Racketeer,” is a multifaceted character. The reader will have to decide how likeable he is. He is a disbarred lawyer, 43 years old, and is in the middle of a 10-year sentence in a minimum-security prison. He’s there because

  • Books | December 16, 2012

    KBI reveals information on top cases in ‘Beyond Cold Blood’


    We do not hear much about the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) from one day to the next but we do know that it is out there because from time to time, the organization is involved some headline grabbing case. Hence, the subtitle of “Beyond

  • Books | December 16, 2012

    Library invites readers to check out holiday cooking and decor books

    We’ve all learned that the holidays have their share of hectic preparations and unexpected disasters but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring new discoveries and moments of joy to our gatherings with friends and family. Manhattan Public Library invites you to browse

  • Books | December 08, 2012

    Awkward teen falls in love with a troubled ghost


    The mystery of a ghost girl whose watch ticks backwards, the perks and pains of a son and father vacationing together and wishes for a family to be happily reunited will delight readers who enjoy the paranormal in Edward Hogan’s first novel for young

  • Books | December 08, 2012

    Carson’s story comes alive in ‘On a Farther Shore’

    On the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring,” she and her writings are largely forgotten, but at the time that they appeared, they were translated into several languages and widely read. “Silent Spring” was tremendously influential and in some ways,

  • Books | December 08, 2012

    Local author delights readers with short, imaginative stories about his life

    1209wherei am review.phatch

    In his preface to “Where I Am Now,” a collection of seven short stories, Robert Day provides an anecdote about a time when he came upon two African American boys shooting baskets while he was walking across the campus where he was teaching. Day, who

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