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Gripping book explores values and women

“APPLE Tree Yard” is a fast-paced psychological thriller that explores a disturbing idea: What if a woman who has been indulging in risky sex finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time with the ...

July 20, 2014, Sunday

Mara Hvistendahl: US author explores many topics in China

MARA Hvistendahl, American author and journalist, has been a longtime resident in China reporting everything from archaeology to sex. Her first book, “Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls, and ...

July 20, 2014, Sunday

Coming of age tale shows maturity

Wiser than the adults around her yet convinced she’s a hopeless loser, Emily Shepard is a literary descendant of Holden Caulfield. Like J.D. Salinger’s famous teenage misfit, Emily relates her harrowing ...

July 13, 2014, Sunday

Self-help with a celebrity boost

AUTHOR and celebrity-watcher Rachel Bertsche spent nearly a year emulating the lifestyles of several famous female stars, seeking contentment, productivity and better arms. Her new book, “Jennifer, Gwyneth ...

July 13, 2014, Sunday

Difficult time in war-torn Afghanistan

TO help keep herself safe and sane while making television dramas in Afghanistan, Australian producer Trudi-Ann Tierney devised an ever-more elaborate game of hide-and-seek in her head in case the Taliban ...

July 6, 2014, Sunday

Artist’s backward path to success

IT is said that the eyes are windows to the soul. However, Page Tsou, an illustrator born in Taiwan, has taken the traditional notion of portraiture and reversed the subject for a whole new perspective. ...

July 6, 2014, Sunday

Debut novel centers on family loss

“HOME Leave,” a debut novel by US writer Brittani Sonnenberg, explores expatriate life through magical realism, following a family across three continents and multiple generations as they move from Atlanta ...

June 22, 2014, Sunday

Professor satirizes about students

PROFESSOR Wang Hongtu of Shanghai’s Fudan University not only teaches literature but also sits down and does the real writing himself. Last month, he had a new book, “Farewell to Germania,” published ...

June 22, 2014, Sunday

Competition allows young writers platform to shine

THE fifth Young Writers' Debut Competition, held by Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd Reading Club, announced details of this year's contest on May 31 in Shanghai. Joint Publishing (HK) and the Shanghai Writers' ...

June 8, 2014, Sunday

Thrilling adventure a coming-of-age yarn

MICHAEL Koryta’s latest novel skillfully melds a thrilling adventure story set against the Montana wilderness with a poignant coming-of-age story. “Those Who Wish Me Dead” moves at a brisk pace as Koryta ...

June 8, 2014, Sunday


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