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Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 5:30 pm

Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted "Little House on the Prairie" fans a more realistic, grittier view of frontier living.

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Premium Content A 'Tempting' book event in Old Lyme

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 6:19 pm

Jane Green of Westport wrote her 14th novel, "Family Pictures," cozying up to the fireplace at the Bee & Thistle Inn in Old Lyme last winter. The "New York Times" bestselling author returns to the inn in warmer weather on Aug. 23 to...

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Haruki Murakami’s new novel journeys to the past

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 7:44 pm

Haruki Murakami's new novel is yet another risky reunion with the past.

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Books for children - Aug. 17

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 3:49 pm

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Premium Content Wally Lamb reads in Mystic

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 3:41 pm

Part of the fun of attending any Wally Lamb reading is pretty obvious. You're up close and personal with a genuinely great American literary force. It's like watching David Hockney paint or Pedro Martinez strike out 17 Yankees.But another...

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Books for children - Aug. 10

 August 10, 2014; Updated: 4:39 pm

BOOKS TO BORROW"Diary of a Fly"by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Harry Bliss, HarperCollins, 36 pages

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Elizabeth Little’s ‘Dear Daughter’ is engrossing

 August 10, 2014; Updated: 7:54 pm

The unlikable protagonist with a biting personality and outrageous actions, but who is fascinating at the same time, has never been more popular. Just think of "Gone Girl."

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Premium Content Book tip: "Birdman"

 August 7, 2014; Updated: 12:15 pm

Mo Hayder

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Premium Content Author Mary Gordon comes to Bank Square Books

 August 7, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

You'd probably better be on your game if you're attending Barnard College and sign up to take a course from English and writing professor Mary Gordon. A Guggenheim fellow and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Gordon is...

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‘The Home Place’ a strong debut for Carrie La Seur

 August 3, 2014; Updated: 10:37 pm

Carrie La Seur's finely crafted debut chronicles a woman's complicated relationship with her hometown of Billings, Montana, her relatives who stayed behind and her ancestral history. La Seur's graceful prose in "The Home Place" complements her...

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Books for children - Aug. 3

 August 3, 2014; Updated: 10:37 pm

"Crispin: The End of Time" by Avi, Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 223 pagesRead aloud: age 9, 10 and olderRead yourself: 10, 11 and olderBeloved friend, teacher and surrogate parent Bear has died, leaving...

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In Todd Parr’s world, it’s OK to make mistakes

 July 31, 2014; Updated: 5:38 pm

In Todd Parr's world, it's OK to wear your undies on your head. Most of all, it's OK to be yourself.Inclusion and acceptance are Parr's mainstays in more than 30 quirky picture books for young kids, including "It's Okay to Make Mistakes,"...

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Premium Content Book tip: "His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir"

 July 31, 2014; Updated: 1:08 pm

Dan Jenkins

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Burke fashions epic story in 'Wayfaring Stranger'

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 2:16 pm

Author James Lee Burke is a descendant of tough Texas lawmen. In fact, his maternal great-grandfather once tangled with some of the West's most notorious gunslingers.

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Books for children - July 27

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 2:12 pm

BOOKS TO BORROW"The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs" by Betty G. Birney, illustrated by Matt Phelan, Atheneum

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Premium Content Book tip: "Glorious: A Novel of the American West"

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 1:15 pm

Jeff Guinn

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Premium Content Bank Square Books welcomes author Edan Lepucki

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 1:05 pm

Book folks - people who still actually read - may be aware of a first-time author named Edan Lepucki, whose dystopian novel "California" has become a perhaps unexpected bestseller. It seems Lepucki shares a publisher, the Hatchette Book...

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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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