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You may have heard about the 2013 FIRST Championship held at the Edward Jones Dome recently. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was started in 1989 by Dean Kamen to inspire young people to become science and...

"Mine"

A brave cadre of volunteers and a nationwide network of animal-care operations who came together to rescue many household pets who had been stranded in the flood waters of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In turn, many of these dogs rescued their adoptive families from woes only humans know. Pet and...

"Fonduing Fathers" by Julie Hyzy

I occasionally chuckle (and sometimes groan) at the titles of the paperback mysteries on our shelves. The lighthearted, cozy mysteries feature titles with puns, rhyming, alliteration and popular culture references.

We have Michelle Rowen's "...

Fans of the character Thursday Next, created by Jasper Fforde, are already familiar with the writer's great gift for finding humor in bureaucracy with a bit of magic thrown in. Fforde's latest, entitled "...

"The Last Girlfriend on Earth" by Simon Rich

Simon Rich used to write sketches for Saturday Night Live. If the SNL take on dating sounds like your idea of a good time, ...

 Blood Trade: a Jane Yellowrock novel" by Faith Hunter

Jane Yellowrock, one of my favorite characters in urban fantasy, is back for an action packed adventure in "Blood...

"You Changed My Life" by Abdel Sellou

What does the music of Earth, Wind and Fire have to do with a French subtitled film about a quadriplegic nobleman and his caretaker from the projects? Watch "...

"Femme: a "Nameless Detective" novella" by Bill Pronzini

 

Since discovering the Nameless series many years ago, I have been a fan of Bill Pronzini. "Nameless" is an old school private detective throwback ala Mike Hammer. He has starred in over 35 books. I have enjoyed them all including his latest two "...

The 2013 Pulitzer Prizes were announced April 15. The winners include:

FICTION - "The Orphan Master's Son" by Adam Johnson
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Much of the news about the publishing industry these days concerns mergers and consolidation. The proposed merger between Penguin Group and Random House would create a publisher so big that the deal required the approval of the U.S. Department of Justice, European Union regulators, and other...

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