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Book Du Jour ‘Chicken Soup For The Soul’ Serves Heartwarming Helpings To Millions

(Photo of front cover of “Chicken Soup for the Soul”)

Books Offer Children Healthy Alternatives

Not often do we meet an 11-year-old published author. After attending a DARE program (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), Jennifer Hulme of Fort Worth, Texas, decided to write a book to …

Family Secrets Bradshaw Writes That Healing And Reconciliation Begin Once Secrets Are Uncovered

John Bradshaw is author of “Family Secrets.”

Memories And Tales Missoula Writer David James Duncan Mingles Stories From His Life With Fiction From His Imagination

David James Duncan

Despite A Few Thorns, King’s New Book Is A ‘Rose’

“Rose Madder” is Stephen King’s newest horror page turner.

Book Offers Sci-Fi Intrigue Without The Techno Garble

E.M. Goldman weaves an interesting story of mystery and science fiction in “The Night Room.” This book is quick-paced and well written. The author kept my attention throughout the whole …

Despite Flaws, ‘Cold Snap’ Makes Fun Reading

“Cold Snap” By Thom Jones (Little, Brown, 228 pages, $19.95) Thom Jones is a wonderful writer, full of angst - his publishers say he “probes the outer reaches of despair” …

Get Ready For A Second Adulthood


Feinstein Goes Golfing Sports Author Gives Engaging Look Behind The Scenes Of Pga Tour

John Daly is one of the players in John Feinstein’s “A Good Walk Spoiled.”

Firefighting Is Key Image Of The West

The author of “Fire Line” will read with a slide-show presentation at 7 p.m., Friday at BookPeople in Moscow.

Enjoy Vampire Stories? Try This Novel

If any of you have read Mary Downing Hahn’s books before, you know what to expect. She usually writes romantic ghost stories that tie into history or an old decrepit …

L.A. Stories Authors Offer Different Views Of Contemporary Black Culture

Jervey Tervalon and Susan Straight will speak and read from their books at 7 p.m. Thursday at Auntie’s.

New Book Sifts Through, Celebrates Texas History

“Like most passionate nations, Texas has its own history based on, but not limited by, facts.” - John Steinbeck “Travels With Charley,” 1962 Zane Gray called it a world in …

Books For Fun Enjoy ‘Lucy’s Summer’ Along With Your Summer, And Check Out These Other New Books

1. “Sail Away” is a fine picture book. 2. “Splash” is a counting book based on the happenings in a backyard pond. 3. “One Hot Summer Day,” by Nina Crews, …

Modern Serfdom Douglas Coupland, Who Put The Label On Generation X, Now Puts Cast Of Young Adults To Work In The Wired World

Author Douglas Coupland’s latest novel is “Microserfs.” Photo by Associated Press

Anti-American Views A New World War Ii History Book Says Fdr Wanted To Destroy The British Empire

Franklin D. Roosevelt

‘Reservation’ Aspirations Alexie’s First Novel Engaging, But Takes On A Few Too Many Themes

Sherman Alexie tells the story of a blues band born on the Spokane Indian Reservation.

Divine Biography Former Jesuit Uses Old Testament To Depict God As Changing, Growing

No one can accuse Jack Miles of thinking small when he decides to write a book. He went straight to the top, and his work is receiving critical acclaim for …

Writing The River Seattle Author Braids Many Elements Of Columbia River Story Into A Coherent, Readable And Informative Narrative

William Dietrich is a Pulitzer Prize-winning science reporter for the Seattle Times.

Shatner Pens First ‘Star Trek’ Novel

“The Ashes of Eden” By William Shatner (Pocket Books, $23) You have to know this isn’t your average “Star Trek” novel by the end of Chapter 3, when the heroic …

Fischer Hooks Wolves In Print His New Book On Bringing Wolves Back To Yellowstone Is Enlightening

1. Hank Fischer 2. (Photo of the book cover)

‘The Sorrow Of War’ Creates Controversy In Vietnam

1. Bao Ninh (pronounced bow-ning) is a pseudonym; it is actually the name of his father’s home village in Quang Tri province. 2. “The Sorrow of War” offers a new …

Spoils Of Victory Novelist Portrays Emotions, Misery And Trauma Of War From North Vietnamese Perspective

A child helps with the chore of clearing rubble after a U.S. air attack over North Vietnam in 1966.

Learning From Waco Critics Question The Government’s Version Of The Branch Davidian Assault And How We Deal With Armed Groups

A wounded federal agent is comforted by fellow agents after being injured during a 1993 raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Texas. Photo by Associated Press


1. Marc Simont illustrates the summer feeling found in Willy Welch’s book “Playing Right Field.” 2. (Cover of “Leagues Apart: The Men and Times of the Negro Baseball League”) 3. …

Oswald’s Obsession Norman Mailer Dissects The Tormented Psyche Of Jfk’s Assassin In A Detailed And Revealing, Yet Morally Neutral, Profile

Lee Harvey Oswald was shot and killed by Jack Ruby Nov. 24, 1963. Oswald believed assassinating JFK was his destiny, Norman Mailer writes.

In Defense Of Unpleasant Speech

“Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought” By Jonathan Rauch (University of Chicago Press, $9.95, 178 pp.) In “Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought,” author Jonathan Rauch …

Assessing The Pope Book Delves Deeply Into John Paul Ii’s Roots But Gives Short Shrift To Other Areas Of Pontiff’s Life

Pope John Paul II waves to the faithful upon his arrival for an outdoor general audience in Rome on Wednesday, the day before his 75th birthday. Photo by Associated Press

Right And Wrong Once Again, Thomas Keneally Probes Moral Dilemmas By Creating An Ordinary Hero Who Wrestles With Choices

Author Thomas Keneally envisions a triology based on “A River Town.” Photo by Associated Press

Grisham Formula In A String Of Riveting Legal Thrillers, John Grisham’s ‘The Rainmaker’ Is A Washout

John Grisham: Coasting and cashing in.