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Harper Lee was working as an airline reservations agent in New York City, struggling to write a novel tentatively titled "Atticus," when a close friend gave her enough money to take time off and finish her book. Published in 1960 with an initial print run...
Our story Our Short Story Book Club began 10 years ago when a couple of neighbors decided to get together for a night of cultural stimulation and socializing. Today, we have 18 members. We meet once a month September through June, and members take turns...
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Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
"At the age of 10, I slept next to a coffin that Father had made for Grandma." So begins "The Little Red Guard," a gripping, lyrical memoir by Wenguang Huang, a Chicago-based journalist and writer. As the keeper of his grandmother's "shou mu," or...
In "Language of a Broken Heart," we are asked to believe that romance novelist Nick (played by the film's screenwriter, Juddy Talt) knows how to write with authority about love without any firsthand knowledge of its real-life workings. It's a bit of a...
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Contributing WriterEditor’s note: “Fidelity,” 1992, by Wendell Berry, is the eighth in a series of book reviews about works of Kentucky fiction. Prolific novelists typically place their stories in a diversity of settings. A select few, however, create a...
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A quick perusal of the popular hashtag #IWishICouldMeet on Twitter led to a couple of conclusions. First, more than anything, people want to meet Justin Bieber, although Jesus is a close second. And a lot of people would like to be able to be another...
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The stories in Ron Rash's new collection, “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” are set in the American South, and the American South Rash envisions is a haunted, hazardous place. The characters in these stories drown, freeze to death, lose limbs in...
Remembering dates and events is important to understanding history, but that’s not what makes history most valuable. What’s most valuable is understanding how we got to where we are, having context for the present and a guide toward to the...
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The recent death of an Irish terrorist has raised the possibility of a resolution of a tangled legal controversy pitting the U.S. Department of Justice against a college that sponsored a research project about the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland. But it...
Circle City Books in Pittsboro, N.C., has just completed an eye-catching mural: a side of a building covered in books. Huge, oversize books, with titles that even this myopic passerby could read. What's on it? Forty-eight titles, some of which are...
Based off of William Faulkner’s classic story "As I Lay Dying", Western High School’s production of "Leaving Iowa" is a touching comedy that is a concurrently moving and amusing play that brings a whole new meaning to "unpredictable." ...
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