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Actress now a respected fiction writer

THE latest round of raves for Mary-Louise Parker is not for her acting, but for her writing. Parker’s “Dear Mr. You,” a collection of lyrical and often emotional essays about men addressed to everyone ...

January 31, 2016, Sunday


How home life keeps changing

HOME sweet home. It seems so simple. But while the idea of “home” remains constant — the epitome of the familiar and reliable — actual home life is messier and changes all the time. So says Judith Flanders, ...

January 31, 2016, Sunday


Athill back on astute memory lane

DIANA Athill, 98, still has a few things to teach us about growing old with dignity and humor and grace. Her latest memoir, “Alive, Alive Oh!” follows the unlikely literary celebrity she achieved at age ...

January 17, 2016, Sunday


The real Winnie-the-Pooh bear

LINDSAY Mattick’s great-grandfather was on his way to fight in World War I when he bought a bear cub he named Winnie, inspiring author A A Milne to create the timeless character Winnie-the-Pooh. Now, ...

January 17, 2016, Sunday


Actor McCallum writes crime novel

DAVID McCallum — yes, actor David McCallum of “The Man from UNCLE” and “NCIS” fame — confidently embarks on a second career in his highly entertaining debut that mixes the espionage novel with the mystery ...

January 17, 2016, Sunday


Chill out, tiger, and parent like a dolphin

IF you are worrying about your kid’s performance at school, take a deep breath and read Shimi Kang’s “The Dolphin Way.” In the book, the Harvard-trained psychiatrist and researcher proposes a parenting ...

January 10, 2016, Sunday


One of Dean Koontz’s best books

DEAN Koontz outdoes himself with his latest journey, which solidifies his reputation as one of the best storytellers in the book business. Koontz’s stories get labeled as horror, but the lyrical writing ...

December 27, 2015, Sunday


Graphic novel tackles mental disability

A brutally honest new graphic novel autobiography by a young Dutch artist is set to make waves as it tells of her struggle growing up with a single-parent mentally-disabled mother. Launched early this ...

December 27, 2015, Sunday


A tasty twist on environmental issues

THE lands, waters and atmosphere of our planet are under tremendous stress from the appetites and endeavors of more than 7 billion people, and such issues often make for grim reading. But environmentalist ...

December 27, 2015, Sunday


Confronting absent memories

BOOKS with a clear beginning, middle and end, dialogues and character development are plentiful. Marie Nimier’s “The Queen of Silence” isn’t one of them. Beginning with an account of numbers that describes ...

December 20, 2015, Sunday




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