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"And the Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead Books, 416 pages, $28.95. Khaled Hosseini is the author of both "Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns," which together have sold more than 38 million copies worldwide. "And the Mountains...
ReutersBy David Beasley ATLANTA, May 21 (Reuters) - A national atheist group said it plans to donate enough books on its views to be placed in all Georgia state park cabins after the state's governor said Bibles should remain at the vacation properties...
LONDON (AP) — For fans of the boy wizard, this could be the most coveted copy of all the "Harry Potter" books in the world. A first edition copy of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" that contains author J.K. Rowling's notes and original...
Crime in Florida has reached a 40-year low, but Michael Connelly doesn’t expect to run out of material any time soon. Even back when he was standing next to a bloodied body as a young police-beat reporter at the Sun Sentinel in the mid 1980s,...
The Hartford CourantMetro Hartford's suburbs have among the lowest poverty rates of the largest 100 U.S. urban areas and is in the middle of the pack in growth of suburban poverty, a new report shows. But the region, which includes Hartford, Middlesex and Tolland counties,...
The playoffs are upon us. I'm not referring to the NBA or the NHL, though there are some terrific series taking place in those leagues. I'm talking about Little League baseball here in Huntington Beach, where, as the Jeff Pratto-led Ocean View team showed...
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ReutersLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ray Manzarek, a founding member and keyboardist of 1960s rock group The Doors, died on Monday at a medical clinic in Germany at age 74 following a battle with cancer, the group's manager Tom Vitorino said. Manzarek, who lived in...
This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.Former President Clinton visited Colombia last week, meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos while visiting Cartagena, where Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro showed him around the city in an electric taxi. Then Clinton took time out to visit with Nobel...
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If you don't believe in souls or an afterlife, then a corpse is just a body — potentially a teaching tool, a source of lifesaving organs, but little more. In 1829, taking such thinking to the extreme, a radical British pamphleteer named Peter...
ReutersLONDON, May 21 (Reuters) - Dutch author Gerbrand Bakker has won the 2013 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize awarded by Britain's Booktrust charity for "The Detour", a tale of infidelity, exile and isolation. Bakker will share the 10,000 pound ($15,200)...
Tags: Literature, United Kingdom, Arts and Culture
NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Waber, the author of such children's favorites as "The House on East 88th Street" and "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile," has died. Waber died May 16 at his Long Island home after a long illness, publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt...
Tags: Book, Long Island, Upper East Side
It was called the “seventh engineering wonder of the world,” a herculean effort to reverse the flow of the Chicago River. Typhoid fever, cholera and other waterborne diseases were running rampant in Chicago in the late 19th century, and...
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