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Book: British novelist sheds light on refugees

Featuring extended interview

“We must see all scars as beauty. Okay? This will be our secret. Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived.”

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Book: Elvis loves on in a grand, perceptive book

Baby, Let’s Play House
By Alanna Nash. It Books; 702 pgs., $27.99. Release date: Jan. 5, 2010

 

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Book: Vonnegut’s unpublished work stays true, goes dark

'Look at the Birdie: Unpublished Short Fiction'

I’m always filled with a slight sense of nervousness when picking up a posthumous collection of unpublished fiction by a well-respected author.

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Book: Homer sapiens

The office politics and drama behind making a cartoon

The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History
By John Ortved. Faber and Faber Inc.; 332 pgs., $27.

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Book: Atwood’s ‘Flood’ fails to maintain sci-fi buzz

The Year of The Flood

By Margaret Atwood. Knopf Doubleday Publishing; 448 pgs.; $26.95.

 

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Prodigal daughter

Barbara Kingsolver on politics, place and her ambitious new novel

Her writing is expansive; Barbara Kingsolver has written about everything from missionary work in Africa to how to eat out of your own backyard.

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Book: Cross ups the ante in ‘I Drink for a Reason’

I Drink for a Reason

(By David Cross. Grand Central Publishing; 256 pgs., $23.99.)

 

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Author of children’s classic headlines Spalding’s Fall Festival

Again this year, most sessions of Spalding’s Festival of Contemporary Writing will feature combinations of diverse forms of the written word.

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Silas the good

Author talks about new book, coal mining and Nina Simone

Silas House, a man born and raised in the hills of Eastern Kentucky, is the author of three novels, including the much-ballyhooed “Clay’s Quilt.” He has written a play, “The

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Book: Camera Boy on war, hell and the in-between

Local author shares his Iraq experiences

When Fred Minnick smiles or laughs, he seems momentarily transformed into a young boy, filled with innocence. Dimples form and his blues eyes seem illuminated.