Book: Franzen finds ‘Freedom’ with new novel

By Jonathan Franzen. Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 562 pgs., $28.


Book: Matthew Zapruder leads poetry’s resurgence

A poet for our generation

Come on All You Ghosts
By Matthew Zapruder. Copper Canyon Press; 111 pgs., $16.


Book: Blame meat for heat

‘Diet for a Hot Planet’ gives tips for a climate-friendly diet

Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It


Book: Irish crime novel a gripping read

Tana French's "Faithful Place"

Faithful Place
By Tana French. Viking Press; 416 pgs., $25.95.


Book: Clear as mud

Tracing Kentucky’s art pottery can be murky

Clear as Mud: Early 20th Century Kentucky Art Pottery


Book: Finding the missing years in Louisville

And reliving the greatest year in Pittsburgh

With most sports franchises, the “missing years” probably occurred sometime long ago in the misty past.


Book: Local author rummages through Hollywood’s sordid past

For four years, Andrew Schanie was the mind behind the Last Call Film Festival, an event tailor-made for Louisville’s drunkest film fans.


Book: A thorough examination of the Vocoder

How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop
By Dave Tompkins. Melville House/Stop Smiling Publishing; 335 pgs., $35.


Book: Author succeeds with lighter vampires

MaryJanice Davidson releases “Undead and Unfinished”

Nowadays you can’t walk 20 feet in bookstores (and plenty of other locations) without seeing some reference to vampires.


Book: Classics You May Have Missed

Two books share personal stories on war-torn lives

Three Came Home
By Agnes Newton Keith. First published in 1947.