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“Throughout his moviemaking career, Hughes relentlessly worked the Hollywood system to fuel his ego, his libido, and his ambition, but in the end, he was undone by his own paranoia.

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The Columbus Museum of Art commemorates the centenary of The Harlem Renaissance with an exhibit titled I Too Sing America, which is also the title of the beautifully curated companion book

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“Alice Sparberg Alexiou makes us miss the Bowery— more than we ever knew we could.”

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This is an ambitious author. His is a marvel-filled book.

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“They are unhinged, mentally ill, and represent a clear and present danger to the world.”

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In recent times of rising Islamophobia, rampant misinformation about Islam, and political rhetoric against Muslims, books showcasing the positive aspects of Muslims in America are very welcome.

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Happy Anyway is a collection of short essays by current and past denizens of Flint, Michigan—the hometown of General Motors.

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“Anything But Sweet draws the reader into the fantasy of a small town where people view each other’s quirks and foibles with affection, . . .”

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“. . . compulsive and engaging, . . . crackles with energy and wit . . .”

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“The death of Robert Parker in 2010 did not slow the output of his Spenser books.

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“The nine short works are not all theater masterworks, but they are a fair representation of the spectrum of styles and subjects being examined by contemporary playwrights.”

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“. . . teeming with passion and steam and the love-of-a-lifetime-is-doomed tension that results in a dramatic happy ending.

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“If he would just inject a little humor and poke a little fun at the French, Mr.

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Lowestoft is a city on the east coast of England most noted for its production of fine porcelain in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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What do you do with the news that your wife’s brain tumor is terminal and she has nine months to live?

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A father hits his wife while grieving the loss of his son. Overcome with guilt, he wanders for days in the woods and nearly dies.

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“It was as if Gloria was sabotaging herself, Sam thought. Well, they were both sabotaging themselves, just going about it from opposite directions.”

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This is the first of Lorraine Heath’s latest series, featuring three brothers dubbed “the greatest lovers in England.” In Passions of a Wicked Earl, she certainly makes her case for Morgan

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Mistletoe, long evenings beside warm fires, even the inevitable eggnog-related indiscretion: It’s no wonder that romance jumps on the holiday bandwagon like no other genre.

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One of the most accurate and inaccurate criticisms leveled at the romance genre is that they are all the same.

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Sean Ferrell’s daring first novel, Numb, is a Barthian fable which endeavors to chart a course through the murky waters of sensory overload in the modern world.

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 What makes poetry intriguing?  One answer may be found among the stanzas of Coffeehouse Meditations.  Ms.