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Tribune NewspapersShelve this one under a category that should be named ''bouquet memoirs.'' Books like Amy Ephron's "Loose Diamonds … and Other Things I've Lost (and Found) Along the Way" are a nosegay of life essays whose pronouns are mostly "I" and "we," but are...
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Jacket CopyMichael Chabon's choice of the independent Open Road Media for e-book editions of Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonder Boys includes a frank -- if not comprehensive -- discussion of royalty rates for authors....
If you’re craving something sweet, stop by Scratch Bakery in the Port Warwick neighborhood of Newport News. Owner Lashonda Sanford has been baking up cupcakes and cookies for several weeks now. Cupcake choices include chocolate and French...
Some people dream of smacking the game-winning grand slam in the bottom of the ninth, or curing cancer, or being elected president, or running into a burning building to rescue babies and/or kittens. And some people dream of sitting down at a desk to...
Change of SubjectIt was almost exactly 20 years ago that another school in Lake Forest District 67 was hit by a principal-related controversy -- a test-fixing scandal dubbed "The Nighty Nightmare" after the signature farewell of Cherokee School principal Linda Chase to......
In 1992, Paula Butturini and her husband, John Tagliabue, moved back to Rome, where they'd met, gotten engaged and were married in the '80s. Each morning she would walk from their apartment near the Tiber River to Campo dei Fiori, where everyone from the...
Jacket CopyPowerful agent Andrew Wylie's plan to sell the e-book backlist of some of his best-known authors -- among them John Updike, Ralph Ellison and Philip Roth -- has come mostly undone. The e-book venture, Odyssey Editions, is a partnership with......
Literary EditorThe Paris Review Fall 2010 issue$12, 218 pages In the inaugural issue of The Paris Review William Styron, one of the quarterly's co-founders, wrote: "I think 'The Paris Review' should welcome these people into its pages: the good writers and good...
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Special to the Tribune"Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man" By Bill Clegg Little, Brown & Company; 240 pp.; $23.99 Bill Clegg is proof, if any were needed, that you never can tell what demons lurk behind a polished façade. How did a dashing young literary agent—a nice...
Special to The TimesReading My Father: A Memoir Alexandra Styron Scribner: 304 pp., $25 A Virginia boy who loved Proust and Dickinson, William Styron gave such heft and meaning to mid-20th century American fiction that, with a few other white male writers, he all but...
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Vance Bourjaily, a novelist and professor of writing who was part of the post- World War II generation of writers whose wartime experiences influenced their early work, has died. He was 87. Bourjaily, who was discovered by legendary editor Max Perkins,...
Los Angeles TimesNot that long ago, e-books were an oddity: Devices were expensive, and those who invested in them struggled to find something good to read. But the age of preferring paperbacks is starting to look like the late era of CDs — e-books are ascendant....
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