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Book: What would Jane do?

‘Janeites’ give Deadheads a run for their money

It is a truth universally acknowledged — that a brilliant writer in possession of a large collection of critically acclaimed work must be in want of a dedicated fan base.


McConnell: one-man political action committee

Lest you think Mitch McConnell is the least interesting person in the world, Louisville author and C-J columnist John David Dyche comes along with the first major political biography of the S


Book: ‘Nobody Move’ settles in with charming lowlifes


Nobody Move
By Denis Johnson. FSG Books; 196 pgs., $24.99.


Book: Blount squeezes love of lexicon out of ‘Alphabet Juice’


Alphabet Juice
By Roy Blount Jr. Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux; 368 pgs., $25.


Book: Early life and loves of Limbaugh revealed in ‘Fat Man Cometh’

The Secret Homoerotic Life and Times of Jerry Falwell

‘The Fat Man Cometh: The Secret Homoerotic Life and Times of Jerry Falwell, as told to Rusty Sharpe’


House of David

Author David Sedaris tells tales of quitting smoking, traveling the world — and one about a grandma with a disturbing tattoo

David Sedaris didn’t need the patch or nicotine gum to quit smoking.

Instead, he opted for a more unconventional method — a three-month hiatus in Tokyo.


Book: Knowing ‘The German Woman’

U of L prof’s new novel details love amid war

Paul Griner’s students at U of L, where he has taught for 13 years, regard him as highly as his readers do in the wider world.


Book: A comic darkly

Philip K. Dick gets the graphic treatment

Recent times have been good to Philip K. Dick. He has received more recognition and, somewhat as a result, been legitimized.

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Book: Irvine Welsh's 'Crime'

How to handle a pedophile

Crime by Irvine Welsh. W.W. Norton; 352 pgs., $14.95.


Book: Spalding rolls out the Fest of Contemporary Writing

This one’s for readers and writers. Spalding University’s Festival of Contemporary Writing, which starts Saturday, May 23, will offer free readings for eight days.