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Review: New Neil Armstrong book glides along

 July 20, 2014; Updated: 3:16 pm

This is not a definitive biography of the man who first walked on the moon. It's not even authorized by his family, whatever that means.

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Books for children - July 20

 July 20, 2014; Updated: 3:17 pm

BOOKS TO BORROW"Do Like a Duck Does!" by Judy Hindley, illustrated in color by Ivan Bates, Candlewick, 36 pages

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CEO of learning disability mentor group pens book

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 5:22 pm

"You must try harder." David Flink, 34, heard those words over and over again growing up in Atlanta - from his teachers, from his father - as he struggled against dyslexia and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Premium Content Book tip: "The Lemon Orchard"

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 12:12 pm

Luanne Rice

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Premium Content Bank Square Books hosts author Charles Belfoure

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

If you're a debut novelist, you could do a lot worse than have Booklist call you "an up and coming Ken Follett" or find out that Malcolm Gladwell described your first effort as "A beautiful and elegant account of an ordinary man's...

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Premium Content Author Brad Thor at Mohegan Sun

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

Though his books are marketed as thrillers, Brad Thor essentially writes horror novels. Instead of supernatural creatures or paranormal evil, though, Thor scares the hell out of folks with queasily plausible Real World political situation...

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Premium Content Thor’s ‘Act of War’ a winner

 July 15, 2014; Updated: 5:15 pm

The obvious purpose of thriller writing is to scare the hell out of the reader through serial killers, kidnappers, sociopaths, terrorists, ruthless ne'er do wells and all sort of literary things that go bump in the night.

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Can living like a star produce a happy ending?

 July 13, 2014; Updated: 5:02 pm

Author and celebrity-watcher Rachel Bertsche spent nearly a year emulating the lifestyles of several famous female stars, seeking contentment, productivity and better arms.

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Books for children - July 13

 July 13, 2014; Updated: 4:56 pm

BOOKS TO BORROW

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Premium Content Author Chris Bohjalian at Bee & Thistle luncheon

 July 10, 2014; Updated: 2:32 pm

Sometimes, the literary world gets a bit conceptual. Writers eschew punctuation, experiment with fonts and color - Rick Moody, I'm talking to you! - or invent their own languages and just sort of leave it up to the reader to figure it out.

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Premium Content Book tip: "Joyland"

 July 10, 2014; Updated: 2:27 pm

Stephen King

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John Verdon’s cleverness shines in new thriller

 July 6, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

John Verdon's skillful melding of the puzzle mystery with the police procedural and the psychological thriller brings a unique spin to his series about retired NYPD homicide Detective Dave Gurney."Peter Pan Must Die" again presents Dave...

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Books for children - July 6

 July 6, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

"Alchemy and Meggy Swann" by Karen Cushman, Clarion, 167 pagesRead aloud: age 8, 9 and olderRead yourself: age 10 and olderAt the end of the 16th century, young Meggy Swann has been sent from her rural...

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James Patterson and others debate Amazon.com

 July 5, 2014; Updated: 3:02 pm

For a discussion titled "Amazon: Business as Usual?" panelists at the New York Public Library cited Winston Churchill, Thomas Jefferson and the Stamp Act of 1765. Questions were raised about the future of democracy, the manners of Silicon Valley...

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Premium Content Book tip: "Those Who Wish Me Dead"

 July 3, 2014; Updated: 1:38 pm

Michael Koryta

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Pakistani author’s debut novel captures Karachi

 June 29, 2014; Updated: 3:05 pm

The blurb on the back of Saba Imtiaz's debut novel "Karachi, You're Killing Me!" compares the book to the single girl's Bible, "Bridget Jones's Diary."

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Books for children - June 29

 June 29, 2014; Updated: 2:47 pm

BOOKS TO BORROW

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Premium Content Author Marc Levy comes to Bank Square Books

 June 26, 2014; Updated: 2:23 pm

Amongst the canon of widely read French novelists are François Rabelais, Stendhal, George Sand, Honoré de Balzac, Victor Hugo, Marcel Proust, Collette, Jules Verne, and Alexandre Dumas.Oh - and don't forget Marc Levy.Yes, Levy is a...

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Debut novel by Lisa Howorth is a Southern mosaic

 June 22, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

There are many good reasons to read and enjoy "Flying Shoes." For one, it is the debut novel of Lisa Howorth, a much revered stalwart of the literary South. She is the founder, with her husband, Richard, of Square Books, a venerable...

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Books for children - June 22

 June 22, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

The following book is available at many public libraries."Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery" by Deborah & James Howe, illustrated by Alan Daniel, Atheneum, 98 pagesRead aloud: age 6, 7 and olderRead...

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Jane Lynch pulls off her tracksuit to go cabaret

 June 19, 2014; Updated: 5:52 pm

Jane Lynch has zipped off the tracksuit and left the Cheerios behind. The "Glee" star is going cabaret.

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Premium Content Book tip: "Natchez Burning"

 June 19, 2014; Updated: 1:37 pm

Greg Iles

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Premium Content Author Janet Evanovich talks at Foxwoods

 June 19, 2014; Updated: 12:52 pm

Always wanted to be a crime novel-style hero or heroine?Cool: see if you can unravel these clues and determine the identity of history's biggest-selling female mystery writer.1. The author's first name is Janet.2. Her...

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Premium Content Author Janet Evanovich takes new book to Foxwoods

 June 16, 2014; Updated: 8:52 pm

Over the course of several bestselling and hilarious mysteries starring 30-something New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, series author Janet Evanovich thinks her iconic heroine has learned a few things.

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Avery Corman writes memoir of Bronx boyhood

 June 15, 2014; Updated: 3:54 pm

Before Brooklyn became a hipster haven with pricey real estate and the Bronx became the poster child for urban blight, neighborhood life in those outer boroughs was pretty much the same.That's the recollection of Avery Corman, who grew up...

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