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: Gettin’ rich off sh*t your dad says

Sh*t My Dad Says
By Justin Halpern. It Books; 159 pgs., $15.99.


Book: Facebook unplugged

Author David Kirkpatrick tells the story of the most successful social networking site

Like it or not, Facebook is here to stay. In fact, an old high school crush is about to friend you as we speak. You’re going to receive 12 invites to events you’ll probably ignore.


Book: Strip-mining history

Author/activist Jeff Biggers believes mountaintop removal is erasing the past

Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland


Book: The Locust’s mystery remains buried

From The Graveyard of the Arousal Industry

From The Graveyard of the Arousal Industry
By Justin Pearson. Soft Skull Press; 208 pgs., $14.95.


Book: Classics You May Have Missed

Time to revisit Tolstoy, outside the classroom

The Death of Ivan Ilyich


Book: Better luck next time, Chuck

By Chuck Palahniuk. Doubleday; 192 pgs., $24.95.



Book: ‘Dear Sound of Footstep’ tip-toes into the heart

Dear Sound of Footstep
By Ashley Butler. Sarabande Books; 128 pgs., $15.95.


Book: Dark and bloody ground

Young author’s debut brings western Kentucky to life

The Name of the Nearest River


‘Blueberry Mary’ is modern day ‘Moby Dick’

While there’s no white whale in “Blueberry Mary,” the similarities — including pure literary genius — between this book and Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick&rd