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“Fangirl”

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

“Fangirl”

“Fangirl” by Rainbow Rowell (St. Martin’s Griffin $18.99) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell   Cath is more than a little anxious about starting college. It’s hard living apart from her twin sister, Wren, for the first time ever,...

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“Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker”

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

“Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker”

“Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker” by Stanley Crouch (Harper Books, $27.99) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker lived a mere 34 years, but in that short time he helped...

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Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune

“Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune” by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr. (Ballantine Books, $28) Reviewed by Molly Ford   This true story of the...

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not: Dare to Look!

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Ripley’s Believe It or Not: Dare to Look!

“Ripley’s Believe It or Not: Dare to Look!” (Ripley’s Publishing, $28.95) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Robert Ripley was born in Santa Rosa, Calif., in 1890 and began his working career as a cartoonist. His work came...

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Kindred and Wings

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Kindred and Wings

“Kindred and Wings” by Philippa Ballantine (Pyr, $18) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell   Centuries ago, the Valaeri race on the world of Cahaero was nearly wiped out by a genocidal ruler. Talyn, a displaced and desperate Valaeri...

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Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson

“Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson” by Jeff Guinn (Simon & Schuster, $27.50) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Charles Manson was, according to a person who knew him, just like a hundred other wannabes on...

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Loyalty: The Vexing Virtue

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Loyalty: The Vexing Virtue

“Loyalty: The Vexing Virtue” by Eric Felten ( Simon & Schuster, $25) Reviewed by Chris Richcreek   They say that good things often come in small packages. In “Loyalty: The Vexing Virtue,” Eric Felten, a Wall Street...

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Afterlife: Uncovering the Secrets of Life After Death

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Afterlife: Uncovering the Secrets of Life After Death

“Afterlife: Uncovering the Secrets of Life After Death” by Barry Eaton (Tarcher/Penguin, $15.95 softbound) Reviewed by Larry Cox   There will be no middle ground with this book. You will either believe it, or not. Australian-based broadcaster...

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Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend

“Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend” by Larry Tye (Random House, $16) Reviewed by Chris Richcreek   Good luck finding a baseball book more enjoyable than “Satchel,” as author Larry Tye does a great...

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“Uncommon Youth: The Gilded Life & Tragic Times of J. Paul Getty III”

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

“Uncommon Youth: The Gilded Life & Tragic Times of J. Paul Getty III”

“Uncommon Youth: The Gilded Life & Tragic Times of J. Paul Getty III” by Charles Fox (St. Martin’s Press, $25.99) Reviewed by Larry Cox   J. Paul Getty III was the grandson of an oil baron once...

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