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Published December 17th, 2014 - 5:11AM
"Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography" by Fred Schruers; Crown (400 pages, $29)
Published December 17th, 2014 - 5:11AM
"The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant; Scribner (336 pages, $26)
Published December 17th, 2014 - 5:11AM
Judy Blume's next novel, "In the Unlikely Event," is coming in June 2015 from Knopf. It's her first book for adults in 15 years.
Published December 17th, 2014 - 5:07AM
To my surprise, my list of favorite new books this year breaks down the same way my 2013 list did: six fiction, four nonfiction; eight books written by women, two by men. During the past few years, one of my goals has been to make sure at least half of the books I'm reviewing for the Journal Sentinel were written by women.
Published December 17th, 2014 - 5:07AM
"There's no evidence at this stage that the great books in our culture can be produced through the Internet right now," says bestselling writer James Patterson. "If the equivalent of 'Ulysses' came along, out it would go on the Internet, it would get like about 12 Fs in a row - 'I couldn't get through the first page,' 'Couldn't get through the first chapter,' F-F-F-F-F, and 'Ulysses' would disappear."
Published December 17th, 2014 - 5:07AM
"Mothers and Lovers: A Novel" by Maria Flook; Roundabout Press (378 pages, $15.95 paper)
Published December 17th, 2014 - 5:07AM
"A Brief History of Seven Killings" by Marlon James; Riverhead (688 pages, $28.95)
Published December 17th, 2014 - 5:07AM
"God'll Cut You Down: The Tangled Tale of a White Supremacist, a Black Hustler, A Murder, and How I Lost a Year in Mississippi" by John Safran; Riverhead (368 pages, $27.95)
Published December 17th, 2014 - 5:07AM
What makes a great mystery? Some would argue that it's the plot, but while that is important, character triumphs. It doesn't matter if characters are likable as long as they are interesting. Characters must engage the reader, force us to care about what is happening to them and how that story will be resolved.
Published December 17th, 2014 - 5:07AM
"Moriarty" by Anthony Horowitz; Harper (304 pages, $26.99)
Published December 17th, 2014 - 5:07AM
"Slow Dancing With a Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer's"; HarperOne (240 pages, $26.99)
Published December 16th, 2014 - 2:46PM
A day after issuing an ultimatum to Google to adhere to its privacy regulations or face a penalty, the Dutch Data Protection Authority announced a probe into Facebook's privacy policy for handling user data and photos.
Published December 15th, 2014 - 5:15AM
Trivia, trends and more from the dozens (hundreds?) of cookbooks that came across our desks this year.
Published December 14th, 2014 - 12:04AM
Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
Published December 14th, 2014 - 12:04AM
Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
Published December 12th, 2014 - 5:11AM
Everyone loves El Sistema, Venezuela's revolutionary music education program - which serves hundreds of thousands of students, many in the barrios - and produced Gustavo Dudamel. Its founder, Jose Antonio Abreu, has been heralded as a national treasure and living saint. The Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, Sistema's star ensemble, is one of the world's most thrilling orchestras.
Published December 12th, 2014 - 7:00AM
For more events go to calendar.thenewstribune.com
Published December 11th, 2014 - 12:00AM
It wasn’t until recently that Denise Crosby discovered how deep her roots in Washington state are.
Published December 11th, 2014 - 4:42PM
For Sky Movement CEO Richard Penton, “dope” refers to all that is cool and awesome. And if you’re headed to the Dope Music Festival at the Tacoma Dome on Saturday, he’d like you stay focused on that definition.
Published December 11th, 2014 - 5:58AM
It's that time of year again, when publishers bring out books that look good under the tree but maybe don't always read so well. The music world seems to produce more than its fair share of these gift doorstops. But here are a half-dozen we think your sister, brother, mother or Aunt Mabel just might like:
Published December 11th, 2014 - 11:40AM
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Dec. 7, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2014, The Nielsen Co.
Published December 10th, 2014 - 12:22PM
Children’s book author Jan Brett has 39 million books in print, so she could jet from big city to big city on her book tours. Instead she prefers to travel by bus and visit smaller cities.
Published December 10th, 2014 - 9:12AM
Las Vegas entertainer Gregory Popovich and his band of mostly four-legged co-stars will visit Tacoma.
Published December 10th, 2014 - 5:16AM
What makes a good gift book? The unexpected, the updated, the unbelievable. Indelible images, provocative subjects - even familiar words. With all that in mind, here are some gift suggestions for the book-lovers in your circle.
Published December 10th, 2014 - 5:16AM
"Revival: A Novel" by Stephen King; Scribner (406 pages, $30)
Published December 10th, 2014 - 5:16AM
The big checks started coming in about nine months after "Wild" hit bookshelves and started its climb to the top of The New York Times best-seller's list. To Oprah's Book Club. And, as of this coming week, to movie theaters nationwide.
Published December 10th, 2014 - 5:12AM
"The Phantom Killer: Unlocking the Mystery of the Texarkana Serial Murders: The Story of a Town in Terror" by James Presley; Pegasus (400 pages, $26.95)
Published December 10th, 2014 - 5:12AM
When French writer Patrick Modiano was named winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature earlier this year, American readers were caught by surprise. Only a handful of the novelist's books had been published in the U.S., leaving many American book lovers asking, Modian-who?
Published December 10th, 2014 - 5:16AM
Art books offer just the sort of indulgence that makes for a great gift: They're so beautiful, yet people often hesitate to spend that kind of money on themselves. Here are a few standouts for your shopping list.
Published December 10th, 2014 - 5:12AM
"Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy" by Christopher R. Hill; Simon & Schuster (448 pages, $30)
Published December 10th, 2014 - 5:16AM
"Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography" by Laura Ingalls Wilder, edited by Pamela Smith Hill; South Dakota State Historical Society (400 pages, $39.95)
Published December 10th, 2014 - 5:12AM
"The Book of Strange New Things" by Michel Faber; Hogarth (512 pages, $28)
Published December 10th, 2014 - 5:16AM
Before astronaut Chris Hadfield won the world over with his rendition of David Bowie's space song "Major Tom," he was already a social media star. High above the Earth in the International Space Station, Hadfield photographed the planet - often cities at night - and posted the pictures on Twitter, where he now has 1.2 million followers.
Published December 10th, 2014 - 12:08PM
This copyright notice status declaring your legal rights on Facebook is a hoax.
Published December 10th, 2014 - 5:16AM
My best and hardest assignment of the year is compiling a list of books for holiday giving. I love books like other people love dogs, cats and martinis, and these suggestions are winnowed from hundreds (and hundreds of pounds) of books.
Published December 10th, 2014 - 5:12AM
"Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys." by Viv Albertine; Thomas Dunne/St. Martins Press (432 pages, $27.99)
Published December 10th, 2014 - 1:28PM
"A Bravo Christmas Wedding" by Christine Rimmer; Harlequin (224 pages, $5.50 paperback)
Published December 9th, 2014 - 5:10AM
The only time Cecil B. DeMille's granddaughter saw the pioneering film director annoyed was when his body began to fail him. "He was a bull," said Cecilia DeMille Presley. "He exercised every day."
Published December 9th, 2014 - 7:10AM
Kirk Douglas may be one of the biggest actors of his era, with starring roles in 1960's "Spartacus," 1949's "Champion" and 1951's "Ace in the Hole." But on a recent crisp morning, he was having a grand time simply reciting his poetry by heart for an audience of one. With a twinkle of his blue eyes, he proclaimed:
Published December 8th, 2014 - 5:08AM
Every year dozens of beautifully rendered design and style books hit the shelves. They are often perused for the pictures or used to create a tableau in a reading nook, but the real value is between the covers. There you will find inspiration, encouragement and a sense of what is possible in any space with some imagination and desire.
Published December 7th, 2014 - 12:07AM
Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
Published December 7th, 2014 - 12:07AM
Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
Published December 5th, 2014 - 7:05PM
There will be costume contests, with prizes for Best Doctor (classic and new), Best Companion, Best Villain, and Best Kids Costume.
Published December 5th, 2014 - 3:48PM
“What’s special to me about the festival is that it’s a lot of families’ holiday tradition,” said cruise director Diane Driscoll, who’s been working the Christmas Ships for 10 years. “They’ll take the same cruise at the same time, bring their loved ones. It’s seeing that beauty of the magic that’s special.”
Published December 5th, 2014 - 9:08AM
For more events and activities go to calendar.thenewstribune.com.
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