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Published October 15th, 2014 - 5:10AM
"The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books" by Azar Nafisi; Viking (338 pages, $28.95)
Published October 15th, 2014 - 5:10AM
We've read this story before: the contentious interview with the representative of the Swedish Academy, followed by the awarding of the Nobel Prize in literature to a European writer, largely unknown in the United States, who specializes in work that is small, interior, elliptical. Six years ago, it was Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio; this time, it is Patrick Modiano, author of more than 30 books, although only about a third have been translated into English.
Published October 15th, 2014 - 5:10AM
The idle pleasures of summer reading become sweet memories as the mornings grow progressively more chilly and the leaves begin to change colors. With another fall comes the second seasonal wave of new titles from the $27-billion-a-year books industry, the most exciting time of the year for devoted readers.
Published October 15th, 2014 - 5:10AM
Chicago journalist Jonathan Eig got the idea for his new book, "The Birth of the Pill," from a sermon his rabbi gave many years ago.
Published October 15th, 2014 - 5:10AM
"Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande; Metropolitan (283 pages, $26)
Published October 15th, 2014 - 5:10AM
"Deadline (A Virgil Flowers Novel)" by John Sandford; Putnam Adult (400 pages, $27.95)
Published October 15th, 2014 - 5:10AM
One in three American women will have terminated at least one pregnancy by the time they reach menopause.
Published October 14th, 2014 - 5:05PM
“Ripley” exhibit at Pacific Science Center offers odd, unusual — and yes, hard to believe.
Published October 14th, 2014 - 5:07AM
Facebook recently announced it is implementing new steps to improve its research procedures. One of them is incorporating education on "research practices" into the training program that all engineers go through when they join the company.
Published October 13th, 2014 - 12:37PM
Moviegoers have learned much from "The Princess Bride": Never to get involved in a land war in Asia, of course, and never to go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line. And perhaps most of all, never to count out the enduring appeal of the swashbuckling fantasy-comedy that first hit theaters 27 years ago.
Published October 12th, 2014 - 1:00AM
Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
Published October 12th, 2014 - 1:00AM
Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
Published October 10th, 2014 - 1:38PM
Country star Miranda Lambert will have Feb. 13 concert in Tacoma with Justin Moore.
Published October 10th, 2014 - 9:07AM
Your guide to fun in the South Sound
Published October 9th, 2014 - 3:24PM
When the Swedish Academy announced French author Patrick Modiano as the winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature, even the best-read Americans asked, Who?
Published October 9th, 2014 - 11:29AM
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Oct. 5, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2014, The Nielsen Co.
Published October 9th, 2014 - 5:29AM
STOCKHOLM - Patrick Modiano of France won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy announced Thursday.
Published October 9th, 2014 - 5:29AM
The 2014 Nobel Prize in literature goes to French author Patrick Modiano, the Swedish Academy announced Thursday morning.
Published October 9th, 2014 - 5:09AM
1. "Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future" By Peter Thiel, Blake Masters, Crown
Published October 8th, 2014 - 7:12AM
“Do You Know Bruce?” exhibit on martial arts icon begins three-year run in Seattle.
Published October 8th, 2014 - 12:00AM
Bruce Lee’s widow explains what Seattle meant to him and why she chose to have him buried there.
Published October 8th, 2014 - 5:08AM
"Truth Be Told" by Hank Phillippi Ryan; Forge (400 pages, $24.99)
Published October 8th, 2014 - 5:08AM
"The Good Lord Bird," James McBride's 2013 novel about a young boy in abolitionist John Brown's ragtag army, is probably the funniest book about slavery you will ever read.
Published October 8th, 2014 - 5:13AM
"Nine Days" by Minerva Koenig; Minotaur (304 pages, $24.99)
Published October 8th, 2014 - 5:08AM
"The Greatest Albums You'll Never Hear: Unreleased Records by the World's Greatest Artists" by Bruno MacDonald; Octopus Books (256 pages, $24.99)
Published October 8th, 2014 - 5:13AM
"Reunion" by Hannah Pittard, Grand Central, 288 Pages, $25
Published October 8th, 2014 - 5:08AM
"The Glass Cage: Automation and Us" by Nicholas Carr; W.W. Norton (276 pages, $26.95)
Published October 8th, 2014 - 5:13AM
The Nobel Prize in Literature will be announced Thursday in Sweden, and the guessing game is on for who the recipient might be. Could it be Haruki Murakami? Philip Roth? Bob Dylan?
Published October 8th, 2014 - 5:08AM
President Barack Obama tapped Spanish Ambassador Miguel Angel Moratinos to deliver a message to Raul Castro in 2009 and urge him to reciprocate a decision to lift the travel restrictions for Cuban Americans, according to a recently published book.
Published October 8th, 2014 - 5:13AM
James Ellroy's Los Angeles will never be confused with Disneyland. Teeming with corrupt cops, slumming movie stars and grisly crime scenes, it's a drugged-up, beat-down jungle of vice, rendered in staccato sentences and slang whose speakers don't mix with polite company.
Published October 8th, 2014 - 5:08AM
"All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid" by Matt Bai; Alfred A. Knopf (288 pages, $26.95)
Published October 8th, 2014 - 5:13AM
Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews:
Published October 8th, 2014 - 5:08AM
"Lila: A Novel" by Marilynne Robinson; Farrar, Straus and Giroux (262 pages, $26)
Published October 8th, 2014 - 1:58PM
"California Dreams" by Nora Roberts; Silhouette (496 pages, $7.99 paperback)
Published October 6th, 2014 - 12:38PM
It’s long been rumored, and it’s finally happening: David Lynch’s series “Twin Peaks,” which went off the air in 1991 after just two seasons, is returning to television.
Published October 6th, 2014 - 4:06PM
In another sign of the growing tension over income inequality in booming Silicon Valley, bus drivers ferrying highly paid engineers and product designers back and forth to Facebook in Menlo Park, Calif., have taken the first steps toward unionizing themselves in their fight for better pay and working conditions.
Published October 6th, 2014 - 11:21AM
A dashing and debonair Cary Grant posing in his swim trunks for a photographer on the set of his 1957 tear-jerking romantic drama "An Affair to Remember."
Published October 6th, 2014 - 10:46AM
Facebook Inc. welcomed WhatsApp to its family on Monday as the Silicon Valley social media company closed its $21.8-billion purchase of the popular chat app.
Published October 3rd, 2014 - 6:05AM
Your guide to fun in the South Sound
Published October 2nd, 2014 - 6:47PM
Comedian Dave Chappelle’s popularity has not diminished 10 years after he left his TV show.
Published October 2nd, 2014 - 7:13PM
New monthly shows will examine the people and places that are unique to the Northwest.
Published October 2nd, 2014 - 12:00AM
“Gone Girl” is David “Zodiac” Fincher’s seriously twisted, twisty-turny adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel about a husband accused of killing his wife, first by the outrage engine known as cable news, and then by the cops.
Published October 2nd, 2014 - 3:08PM
When Maris Farms’ corn maze opens for the season on Saturday, it’s going to be big and hairy. It fact, it’s going to be Sasquatch-sized. The 6-acre maze is in the shape of Bigfoot this year.
Published October 2nd, 2014 - 7:18AM
"The Night Belongs to Fireman" by Jennifer Bernard; Avon (389 pages, $7.99 paperback)
Published October 2nd, 2014 - 9:43AM
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Sept. 21, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2014, The Nielsen Co.
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