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Peter Matthiessen tackled experience of being human

Peter Matthiessen, who died on April 5 at age 86 of complications from leukemia, was complex, even contradictory, in the most compelling sense. Born into privilege, he attended Hotchkiss boarding scho...

Updated : 2014.04.17 19:54

‘Everything to Lose’ for a good cause

Everything to LoseBy Andrew Gross (Morrow)Who hasn’t thought that a bag of money could solve a lot of problems? But it’s also prudent to remember that money can be the root of evil, as the adage go...

Updated : 2014.04.17 19:53

‘Blood Always Tells’ oozes plot twists

Blood Always TellsBy Hilary Davidson (Forge)Hilary Davidson puts aside her award-winning series about travel writer Lily Moore for an engrossing standalone thriller that revels in strong characters a...

Updated : 2014.04.17 19:53

‘Doing Harm’ a medical page-turner

Doing HarmBy Kelly Parsons (St. Martin’s Press)Kelly Parsons’ highly entertaining debut delves deep into the ethics and competitiveness of the medical profession while exploring why doctors choose ...

Updated : 2014.04.17 19:52

Kathy Kulig and husband talk marriage and date night

Kathy Kulig was out of town for a business trip when she texted her husband, Joe.“Don’t be worried,” she wrote. “I learned to use a flogger tonight and I have a few bruises.”“Why should I be wor...

Updated : 2014.04.17 19:52

Why authors decide to self-publish

“I should write a book.” We’ve all heard that statement before from friends or family or co-workers. We might even have said it ourselves. We all have stories to tell, whether real or fictional.In ...

Updated : 2014.04.10 20:20

‘Dark Sacred Night’ rich in characters

And the Dark Sacred NightBy Julia Glass (Pantheon)Julia Glass can really do geezers. Her sure hand with the voices and idiosyncrasies of older men is the strongest thing about “And the Dark Sacred N...

Updated : 2014.04.10 20:20

Book examines atomic era

The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic EraBy Craig Nelson (Scribner)There are few more mysterious and dangerous men in modern history than German nuclear scientist Werner ...

Updated : 2014.04.10 20:19

Ehrenreich looks back on teenage encounter with reporter’s zeal

Barbara Ehrenreich never meant to write a memoir.“It seems very self-involved,” she says by phone from her home in Arlington, Virginia. “I have anxiety about it.”That anxiety is heightened at the ...

Updated : 2014.04.10 20:19

‘Border Patrol Nation’ describes immigration enforcement gone rogue

In his scathing and deeply reported examination of the U.S. Border Patrol, Todd Miller argues that the agency has gone rogue since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, trampling on the dignity and rights o...

Updated : 2014.04.03 19:37

History and politics, not U.S. drive Putin in Ukraine: book

In the U.S. debate over the Ukraine crisis, with its inward focus on which U.S. administration has been the most naive about Vladimir Putin’s intentions, it’s easy to lose sight of the recent histor...

Updated : 2014.04.03 19:36

Love, failed ambition and revenge

This Dark Road to MercyBy Wiley Cash (Morrow)Wiley Cash’s lyrical, poignant approach to storytelling ― an outstanding asset of his 2012 debut ― takes another leap forward in “This Dark Road to Me...

Updated : 2014.04.03 19:35

Why we all feel ‘Overwhelmed’

Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the TimeBy Brigid Schulte (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux)Remember boredom? Fifty years ago, big thinkers were wringing their hands o...

Updated : 2014.04.03 19:35

Telling stories of ‘incomplete lives’

Webtoon writer Yoon Tae-ho says he barely enjoys his work. But it is his everything. “I never really got to do anything for pure enjoyment or for myself,” he said in an interview with The Korea Hera...

Updated : 2014.03.28 21:17

‘Twitter President’ publishes latest collection of short stories

Lee Oi-soo is one of the most active writers online, dubbed “Twitter President” with more than 1.7 million followers. And it is not surprising to hear “Wanjeon Byeontae (Complete Metamorphosis),” ...

Updated : 2014.03.27 20:20