Cultural Affairs

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

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“Robert Kanigel knits together a handsome pattern as he traces the inherent drama within the destinies on the page—and in recollection by themselves and others—of the Blasket Islanders.

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“Simon Doonan seems to be living in a world of yesterday when it comes to gay consciousness, gay accomplishments, and human (gay and non-gay) rights to the point that, when he mentions arti

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“Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine scans rituals so venerable they lack inventors, and doctrines so fresh he watches them evolve in real time.”

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“In order to dramatically illustrate the effectiveness of the malaria campaign, Mr.

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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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“[Gretel Wachtel’s] defiance of the Gestapo and her willingness to serve time in a concentration camp gives Ms.

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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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“The Deepening Crisis is an ambitious book but it falls short on delivery. . . .

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“Before the Paparazzi is the Pulitzer Prize-nominated press photographer Arty Pomerantz’s love letter to the art of press photography during a different time, in a world that no lo

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“Peter Eichstaedt’s Consuming the Congo is a comprehensive and thorough exposure of brutality that has not been equaled since the genocide in Rwanda. . . .

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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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". . . make readers feel part of a criminal investigation team . . ."

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Jefferson Bass is the pseudonym for writing team Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson.

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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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Little Princes by Conor Grennan is what happens when passion, talent, and a desire to change the world spill onto the page.

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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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