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For some reason, I have been reading a number of books set in foreign countries. Three that I will recommend are "Say You're One of Them" by Uwem Akpan (Africa), "Finding Nouf" by Zoe Ferraris (Saudi Arabia) and "Death in a Strange Country" by Donna...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Landforms, Ernest Hemingway, Libraries, Authors
WGNO NewsFrom Black Friday to Small Business Saturday, local stores are rolling out the red carpet urging neighbors to shop small. Small Business Saturday is designed to recirculate dollars back into the local economy. Tom Lowenburg at Octavia Books says the...
Many locally owned businesses hope Black Friday shoppers will get their second wind for Small Business Saturday. It is right between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and a chance for shoppers to support local business. "Small Business Saturday is a...
A long time ago, some poor writer took on the task of novelizing the screenplay of the Burt Reynolds-Dyan Cannon private eye movie "Shamus," filmed in a Hollywood age when leading men had chest hair and big mustaches instead of sallow vampire skin and...
Tags: Burt Reynolds, Literature, Authors, Heroism, Dyan Cannon
The last little Latino bookstore in downtown Palm Springs is in its last days. Until recently things were going pretty well for the owners, Luciano Ramirez, a retired teacher and school administrator, and his wife, Tonia.When they opened Latino Books...
Tags: Nora Roberts, Books, Services and Shopping
The first black-and-white Zenith television set arrived at our Berlin area farm home in 1952 during my preschool years. In the early 1950s we were fortunate if we had two or three stations to choose from and along with Leave it to Beaver, Howdy...
Tags: Dale Evans, North Fork, News Media, Entertainment, Books
If you've ever walked into a Barnes & Noble, you have no doubt noticed the new releases pyramid front and center. If a book is in the news or written by a celebrity author, you will find it in this display. I always give it a quick circle and often...
Tags: Chicago Tribune, Book, Magnificent Mile, Authors, Joseph Heller
Looking ahead to books in 2013 is a little like predicting the Los Angeles weather: sunny, pleasant, better than average. The fiction fields are fertile, the nonfiction skies clear and the young adult books are fresh like spring rain. We'll see new...
Penguin has settled with the Department of Justice in the e-book price-fixing case brought against Apple and five publishers this year. Three of the other publishers involved &38212; Hachette, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins — have already agreed...
Tags: Book, European Union, Prices, Google+, Books
I like Nicholas Carr. His 2008 Atlantic cover story “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” (expanded two years later into “The Shallows,” a 2010 Pulitzer finalist) helped catalyze a key idea: the distracting nature of digital culture, which...
My old friend Michael Ruhlman has come up with a terrific holiday gift not only for cookbook readers but for cookbook writers. Always out in front of the technological curve, Ruhlman and his photographer wife, Donna Turner Ruhlman, have just released a...
AP National WriterNEW YORK (AP) — The story of 2012 in publishing was the story of "Fifty Shades of Grey," in more ways than one. E L James' erotic trilogy was easily the year's biggest hit, selling more than 35 million copies in the U.S. alone and topping...
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