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Putting a human face on North Korea

The world’s most isolated and brutally repressive state, North Korea, is a place that intrigues writers and readers alike. Although very few, there are travelogue-type books, memoirs by defectors and...

Updated : 2015.01.30 21:43

CICI chief reveals 10 life principles in new book

The Ten Habits of Designing My Life, 10CBy Choi Jung-wha (HUINE)People often ask me how to be successful, says Choi Jung-wha, the president of Corea Image Communication Institute. But she admits that...

Updated : 2015.01.29 21:00

Book tells of gang-related homicides in U.S. ghettos

Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America By Jill Leovy (Spiegel &Grau)The killings of unarmed black men by police in Missouri and New York have dominated recent headlines, but the slayings of b...

Updated : 2015.01.29 20:54

Zillow execs follow housing data to surprising conclusions

In less than a decade, Seattle-based Zillow has become the nation’s leading brand for homebuyer real-estate information. It’s become synonymous with looking up your home’s value ― or someone else’...

Updated : 2015.01.29 20:53

Magical journey of ‘Etta and Otto’

When a Silver Alert is issued for a missing senior citizen, highway signs flash details about what I think of as the getaway car. I enjoy imagining an elderly gent or lady switching off Fox News, risi...

Updated : 2015.01.29 20:52

Reilly writes action-packed ‘Great Zoo of China’

The Great Zoo of ChinaBy Matthew Reilly (Gallery)Matthew Reilly takes elements from Michael Crichton’s classic “Jurassic Park” and gives them a high fantasy spin in his latest action masterpiece, ...

Updated : 2015.01.29 20:49

Sports guy Greenberg hits home run with latest novel

My Father’s WivesBy Mike Greenberg (William Morrow)Mike Greenberg knows sports. And talking about them. One-half of the long-running and ever-popular “Mike & Mike” national sports radio show, Gree...

Updated : 2015.01.29 20:47

Choi reveals her 10 life principles in new book

 People often ask me how to be successful, says Choi Jung-wha, the president of Corea Image Communication Institute. But she admits that she doesn’t really like the term “success.”“Success is a r...

Updated : 2015.01.29 18:29

[Herald Interview] ‘It was destiny’

When novelist Jeon Kyung-ae watched the first 10 minutes of the recent box-office hit “Ode to My Father,” she was surprised and deeply touched to see the U.S. merchant ship SS Meredith Victory in th...

Updated : 2015.01.25 20:42

Children’s ‘comfort women’ book translated to English

A children’s book that delves into the issue of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery was published in English, the publisher said last week. “Touch-Me-Nots” was published on Jan. 9 by the House of Shari...

Updated : 2015.01.25 20:40

‘Russian Tattoo’ is worthwhile read

Russian TattooBy Elena Gorokhova (Simon & Schuster)In 2011, memoirist Elena Gorokhova described her coming-of-age in St. Petersburg, then known as Leningrad, and her decision to marry an American to ...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:08

Self-help guru Tony Robbins wants to make you rich

Money: Master the GameBy Tony Robbins (Simon & Schuster)As one of the world’s most celebrated life coaches, Tony Robbins is best known for helping millions of people improve the quality of their liv...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:08

Fact imitates fiction in saga of ‘Yankee Comandante’

The Yankee ComandanteBy Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss (Lyons)The saga of William Morgan, the Yankee comandante of the Cuban Revolution, is a case of fact imitating fiction.An Eagle Scout, an ex-con,...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:06

Patton Oswalt has a thing for the movies

“I started comedy when the boom was ending, in ’88; I started writing books when print began to die,” says actor, comedian and author Patton Oswalt. “I’m drawn to dying realms, man.”Oswalt is si...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:05

Okey Ndibe’s ‘Arrows of Rain’ splits its powerful message

It’s been quite a journey for Okey Ndibe’s first novel, “Arrows of Rain.” Originally published in England in 2000, the book is finally coming out here in the wake of last year’s “Foreign Gods, I...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:05