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‘Hello, Universe’ and ‘Wolf in the Snow’ top American Library Association awards for books for young readers

‘Hello, Universe’ and ‘Wolf in the Snow’ top American Library Association awards for books for young readers

The American Library Association announced its 2018 Youth Media Award winners Monday during its midwinter meeting in Denver.The annual awards honor books, video and audio for children and young adults and are highly regarded guides for booksellers, t...
Published: 02/16/18
Review: Paul Goldberg’s ‘The Chateau’ sets sharp political satire in a Florida condo

Review: Paul Goldberg’s ‘The Chateau’ sets sharp political satire in a Florida condo

The election is fraught with wild allegations and vicious character assassination, accusations of corruption and kickbacks, misspelled messages and outrageous debates — and of course the Russians have their hands all over it.The 2016 presidential rac...
Published: 02/16/18
Lauren Doyle Owens’ ‘Other Side of Everything’ a suspenseful look at life and death in suburbia

Lauren Doyle Owens’ ‘Other Side of Everything’ a suspenseful look at life and death in suburbia

Adel Minor dies alone, in her three-bedroom ranch house in a South Florida suburb. It’s the fire people notice first, a column of smoke rising amid the 1960s ranch houses of Seven Springs, but once it’s put out the firefighters find Adel, a widow in ...
Published: 02/14/18
Review: David Pedreira’s ‘Gunpowder Moon’ a gripping story of murder on the lunar surface

Review: David Pedreira’s ‘Gunpowder Moon’ a gripping story of murder on the lunar surface

Gunpowder Moon drops the reader right into the action — and I do mean drops."Dechert stood at the crater rim and looked down," David Pedreira writes in the opening line of his debut novel. "Dionysius was a monster — two miles deep and wide enough to ...
Published: 02/09/18
Amy Bloom’s ‘White Houses’ explores love between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok

Amy Bloom’s ‘White Houses’ explores love between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok

Imagine what it would be like to love someone who belongs to the whole world.When we fall in love, we always compete with other people and forces for our beloved’s attention. Amy Bloom’s smart and tender new novel, White Houses, takes us inside the e...
Published: 02/09/18
Crimes and passion: Three very different kinds of love story

Crimes and passion: Three very different kinds of love story

We love lovers’ stories that pit them against all sorts of obstacles, and these new books do just that — whether it’s a young couple struggling with an unthinkable separation, middle-aged lovers whose affair is heightened by religious guilt, or a guy...
Published: 02/09/18
Review: Alafair Burke’s ‘The Wife’ is a gripping look at another side of sexual harassment

Review: Alafair Burke’s ‘The Wife’ is a gripping look at another side of sexual harassment

When Alafair Burke began writing The Wife a couple of years ago, she couldn’t have known just how timely it would be.Burke’s new novel, her 12th (plus four books co-written with crime-fiction doyenne Mary Higgins Clark), really does seem ripped from ...
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Jeff Klinkenberg wins Florida Humanities Council lifetime achievement award

Jeff Klinkenberg wins Florida Humanities Council lifetime achievement award

Journalist and author Jeff Klinkenberg has been named the winner of the Florida Humanities Council’s 2018 Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing."It’s nice to be above the ground when these things happen," Klinkenberg said, after getting word...
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Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks talk teaming up for ‘The Wife Between Us’

Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks talk teaming up for ‘The Wife Between Us’

NightstandSarah Pekkanen and Greer HendricksPekkanen and Hendricks met when Hendricks, who worked for Simon & Schuster for more than 20 years, bought Pekkanen’s first novel, The Opposite of Me. Pekkanen wrote six more books with Hendricks as her edit...
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Lisa Unger talks about the TV option for her novel ‘In the Blood

Lisa Unger talks about the TV option for her novel ‘In the Blood"

Lisa Unger is excited about one of her books being optioned for television — but she knows better than to get too excited."I’ve had a lot of things optioned. A lot," she says. "It’s exciting to get that phone call. Most of the time they keep the opti...
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