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‘Wired’ where hackers are real heroes

JULIE Garwood delivers another suspenseful romance with her new novel, “Wired.” Readers will be immersed in a world of digital coding where computer hackers reign as heroes. Allison Trent works as a ...

July 23, 2017, Sunday

‘Afterlife’ is a dream come true

“IT was one of those fairly vivid dreams where I was wandering around Chicago, where I live, and there was nobody. It was this sort of lonely, abandoned Chicago,” says Sakey, a million-selling author ...

July 23, 2017, Sunday

Harry Potter is a wiz in business

A book about marketing or managing employees may be the last thing a business owner would want to read on vacation. Yet some have discovered valuable insights from doing just that. And surprisingly, easy ...

July 16, 2017, Sunday

New book filters fact from fiction

THE movie “The Pride of the Yankees” is the kind of Hollywood hokum that makes us feel good. And there’s nothing wrong with that — as long as we know life is usually more complicated than a Gary Cooper ...

July 2, 2017, Sunday

Author’s new style grips like a vice

THE vulnerability of a family — in this case a woman and her two children escaping an abusive home — is at the center of Haylen Beck’s “Here and Gone,” a tension-laden, sometimes disturbing story with ...

July 2, 2017, Sunday

Eisenstadt says no more books set in Queens

BEFORE she could finally complete that third novel, Jill Eisenstadt had to break a self-imposed rule: no more books set in her native Queens. Blame it in part on a Columbia University professor who told ...

June 11, 2017, Sunday

Author moves on from Larsson

IN the cult Millennium crime fiction series, Stieg Larsson created Lisbeth Salander as a tattooed hacker out to get revenge on her persecutors. But in the latest book, author David Lagercrantz appears ...

May 28, 2017, Sunday

Black waiter as civil rights hero

BOOKER Wright was a black waiter during the 1950s and 1960s in a Mississippi restaurant with a well-off white clientele. He could recite the menu, in a slightly singsongy way, and he had, most noticeably, ...

May 21, 2017, Sunday

Klosterman is back with 10th book

A FIFTH of the century is almost over, and Chuck Klosterman is out with a hilarious new essay collection to help us make sense of it. The “X’’ in the title “Chuck Klosterman X” marks the 10th book by ...

May 21, 2017, Sunday

Sandberg’s bid to move on with life

ON their last day together, the Silicon Valley elite couple Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg were sunbathing and playing the popular strategy board game The Settlers of Catan on the iPad. It was May ...

May 21, 2017, Sunday


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