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Kids books: Informational books for kids include illustrations, fact boxes to make complex topics easier to understand

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Books: Events for week of May 19 | Books

Baton Rouge Monday, May 20 Book Club: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., EBR Fairwood Branch Library, 12910 Old Hammond Highway. The Books and Brew book club will discuss “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Tuesday, May 21 Book Club: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. The Renew Book Club will […]

Book Calendar, May 19, 2019 | Entertainment

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Books: Some books set for the big screen – Times Herald

Upcoming movie releases (some dates may change) include adaptations of classic and current books. Here’s a sample, to whet your literary appetite before seeing the movies: “The Sun Is Also A Star.” Nicole Yoon’s second novel is about a Jamaican-American girl who falls in love with a Korean-American boy as her family is about to be deported. […]

New & Noteworthy Visual Books, From the Grand Canyon to the Moon

THE GRAND CANYON: Unseen Beauty: Running the Colorado River, by Tom Blagden Jr. (Rizzoli, $50.) Blagden, a professional nature photographer, documents one of the world’s natural wonders from a raft along the river, rapids and all. What we’re reading: Image Of all the recent books I’ve read, my favorite is THE PRODIGAL TONGUE, by Lynne […]

Harper Lee’s Unwritten True-Crime Book

Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play Music | How to Listen Casey Cep’s best-selling new book, “Furious Hours,” recounts a dramatic murder case in Alabama, and how Harper Lee had plans to turn that case into a book that never got written. As Cep says on this week’s podcast, her decision to write her own account […]

Elif Shafak’s 10 Favorite Books

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5 books not to miss: Alice Marie Johnson memoir ‘After Life,’ ‘Cari Mora,’ John Waters

“After Life,” by Alice Marie Johnson. (Photo: Harper) In search of something good to read? USA TODAY’s Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases. 1. “After Life,”by Alice Marie Johnson (Harper, nonfiction, on sale May 21) What it’s about: The true-life story of the woman who, thanks in part to […]

Book Clubs Get Especially Clubby

Indeed, the selection of books can be a more freighted process when publishing professionals are present. Louise Grunwald, the widow of the former diplomat and Time Inc. editor in chief Henry Grunwald, says the reading picks of her group’s leader, the novelist John Burnham Schwartz, sometimes prevail over other members’ suggestions. “It seems like a […]

Booksellers recommend books: Birchbark on ‘The Great Alone’

“The Great Alone,” by Kristin Hannah Sometimes a day belongs to a book. You don’t know it when you wake up, but you pick up the book and eventually it becomes obvious that you aren’t going to do ANYTHING but read it to its conclusion. Eat, maybe, but that’s it. You will lose yourself in […]