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Falling Sky

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Falling Sky

“Falling Sky” by Rajan Khanna (Pyr, $17) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell   The surface of the Earth has become the domain of the Ferals — animalistic, zombie-like humans taken over by the mysterious virus known as the...

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Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians

“Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians” by Justin Martin (Da Capo Press, $27.99) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Justin Martin has blown the dust off of the New York City of the pre-Civil War era....

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I Want My MTV

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

I Want My MTV

“I Want My MTV” by Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks (Plume, $20) By Chris Richcreek   If the MTV era of the 1980s meant something to you, if it was an essential part of your musical and...

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Smart Cookie: Transform Store-Bought Cookies Into Amazing Treats & Hello Kitty Crochet

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Smart Cookie: Transform Store-Bought Cookies Into Amazing Treats & Hello Kitty Crochet

“Smart Cookie: Transform Store-Bought Cookies Into Amazing Treats” by Christi Farr Johnstone (Running Press, $16)   “Hello Kitty Crochet” by Mei Li Lee (Quirk Books, $14.95) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Two new books are aimed at...

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City of Stairs

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

City of Stairs

“City of Stairs” by Robert Jackson Bennett (Broadway Books, $15) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell   “City of Stairs” takes place in a fascinating alternate Asia, a world where the mundane and the miraculous have struck an uneasy...

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Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park

“Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park” by Matthew Gilbert (Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Anyone who has ever been owned by a dog will appreciate this delightful new book. When...

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Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

“Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time” by Brigid Schulte (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26) Reviewed by Molly Ford   Are you on a treadmill of “to-do’s” that never come off your list?...

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Hitchcock’s Partner in Suspense: The Life of Screenwriter Charles Bennett

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Hitchcock’s Partner in Suspense: The Life of Screenwriter Charles Bennett

“Hitchcock’s Partner in Suspense: The Life of Screenwriter Charles Bennett” edited by John Charles Bennett (University Press of Kentucky, $40) Reviewed by Larry Cox   In 1928, British actor Charles Bennett’s play “Blackmail,” starring Tallulah Bankhead, opened...

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Seconds

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Seconds

“Seconds” by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Ballantine, $25) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell   It seems like Katie’s life should be pretty great: She’s a celebrated chef at the most popular eatery in town, and she’s slowly moving forward...

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Last Chain on Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Last Chain on Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top

“Last Chain on Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top” by Carol Bradley (St. Martin’s Press, $25.99) Reviewed by Larry Cox   This book is so graphic and searing, it will forever change the way...

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