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Authors tackling gender norms

FROM a transgender teddy bear to a fearless girl pirate, children’s authors are tackling gender norms like never before, as debate rages about what it means to be a boy or girl. Visitors at this week’s ...

October 15, 2017, Sunday


New Ivana book lifts lid on Trump life

A new book from Donald Trump’s first wife pulls the curtain back on a tumultuous period of the president’s life, including the divorce that was splashed across New York’s tabloids for weeks. Ivana Trump, ...

October 15, 2017, Sunday


Capturing a bygone era of Brooklyn

ALICE McDermott’s stunning new novel, “The Ninth Hour,” does for contemporary literature what “Call the Midwife” has done for public television. Both recall an earlier era when women in religious orders ...

September 24, 2017, Sunday


Alone, a fitting salute to Dunkirk

INTEREST in the 1940 cross-channel evacuation of British soldiers amid the French collapse in World War II has sprung to life this summer, thanks to Christopher Nolan’s movie “Dunkirk.” On its heels comes ...

September 24, 2017, Sunday


The Blinds, a penitentiary town

THE prison system — and how to treat incarcerated criminals — has always been problematic, no matter the plan. Adam Sternbergh’s imaginative “The Blinds” doesn’t solve the problem but offers an alternative: ...

August 6, 2017, Sunday


A dark narrative to captivate readers

M.J. Rose takes readers on a journey to 1925, where a post-war environment invoked a sense of passion and new opportunities in “The Library of Light and Shadow.” Delphine Duplessi has left Paris and the ...

August 6, 2017, Sunday


Author spells out social media danger

AUTHOR Rob Reid examines the world of social networking and how intrusive it can become in our daily lives in his latest sci-fi endeavor, “After On.” A network called Phluttr seems harmless at first and ...

August 6, 2017, Sunday


Strong character lifts ‘Lost Ones’

Vancouver research assistant/receptionist Nora Watts technically isn’t a detective — though she works for a private investigating firm — but her skills at finding people and detecting liars is almost ...

July 30, 2017, Sunday


Novel looks into life of a news anchor

IF anyone has the talent to write an innovative narrative about the realities of working at a popular cable-news station, it’s Alisyn Camerota. As a correspondent and anchor for multiple major news outlets ...

July 30, 2017, Sunday


Box back at his best with ‘Paradise’

“PARADISE Valley” reaches the same level of frightening realism that made C.J. Box’s “The Highway” so terrifying. A sequel to that novel, “Paradise Valley,” makes an excellent conclusion to Box’s gripping ...

July 30, 2017, Sunday


 

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