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Now in Paperback: Too Much to Know

August 28, 2011
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Now in paperback: a fascinating look at the intellectual Dark Ages (i.e. before Wikipedia)

Now in Paperback: Thirteen Hours

August 25, 2011
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The murder of an American tourist in Cape Town propels this well-made thriller, the latest paperback from an internationally popular writer.

Book Review: Byron in Geneva

August 21, 2011
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Joining the innumerable hosts of Byron biographies, a new book looks at the heartthrob poet’s brief but legendary sojourn to Geneva

Author Interview: Justin Gustainis

August 15, 2011
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A quick Q & A with Justin Gustainis, author of the Morris and Chastain novels, on fame, devils, and holy scripture

Book Review: Sympathy for the Devil

August 14, 2011
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In their latest outing, intrepid paranormal investigators Morris and Chastain look into an American presidential candidate who seems too good to be true.

Book Review: The Fallen Blade

August 11, 2011
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A terrific new fantasy novel set in an alternate 15th century Venice.

Book Review: Happy Birthday

August 10, 2011
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In Danielle Steel’s latest, a celebrity hostess and an aging football hero both wonder if they’re too old to fall in love again.

Book Review: Sons of Encouragement

August 6, 2011
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An anthology volume from a titan of the Christian fiction genre

New in Paperback: Anno Dracula

August 3, 2011
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The long-awaited re-issue of one of the greatest, most triumphantly inventive vampire novels of all time.

Book Review: Supergods

August 1, 2011
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A compact and lively history of superhero comics, from one of the most popular writers currently working in the industry.

‘What a Brain must Mine be!’: The Strange Historical Romances of William Harrison Ainsworth

August 1, 2011
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Once considered a credible rival to Dickens and Thackeray, W. H. Ainsworth is nearly forgotten today. It’s our loss: his historical novels – full of sensuous detail – run the gamut of romance and horror, tragedy and comedy.

Metaphor Machine, Manufacture and Maintenance

August 1, 2011
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Critics were often baffled by Ray Bradbury in his heyday, and biographers have been equally baffled ever since, but the quest goes on to understand the man who did as much as anybody to give science fiction the shape it has today.

A Jester During the Third Reich

August 1, 2011
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Irmgard Keun depicted exceptionally naive women and seemed even to play the the role herself, even suing The Gestapo for banning her books. But was there a strategy behind playing dumb?

A Very Ordinary Person

August 1, 2011
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When his brother the king abdicated, shy Prince Bertie suddenly became king – and he was just settling in when the World War II threw his kingdom into chaos. ‘A Year with the Windsors’ continues.

The Bad Man Comes to Stay

August 1, 2011
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A witty young woman meets a devastating man — literally, he devastates her. From the wreck of her life she tells her tale, and it is a tale well told. Sex meets death in Deborah Kay Davies’ brilliant True Things About Me

‘Some fights are bigger than others’

August 1, 2011
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Brothers take opposing sides in World War One, in a gripping biography that reveals the history and politics of America’s role in the conflict.

from: Environment Canada.

August 1, 2011
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A poem.

All the Questions

August 1, 2011
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In her new collection of poems, Claire Becker probes the matter between what we intuit and what we learn, between what we choose and how we change.

The Golden Touch

August 1, 2011
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A new biography explores the life of the erratic and headstrong ‘forgotten’ Founding Father who bankrolled a revolution and guided a new republic.

It’s A Mystery: “God was not an intelligence officer.”

August 1, 2011
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David Ignatius writes superb novels of espionage from the perspective of the consummate insider. The latest is Bloodmoney.

Immaterial Architecture

August 1, 2011
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a talk on architecture and art with cover artist Quynh Vantu

August 2011 Issue

August 1, 2011
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from “Chapel for One”
by Quynh Vantu

OLM Quiz: Stinking up the Great Outdoors

August 1, 2011
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This month’s OLM Quiz!