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From Sumerian times to Rome to the present day, "Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol" by Ian Gately discusses the development of...

"Tenth of December" by George Saunders

It seems that everyone is talking about George Saunders and his latest story collection "Tenth of December." A writer for the New York Times Magazine...

"Let's Pretend This Never Happened" by Jenny Lawson

You may not know who Jenny Lawson is, but you should. She rules the geeky underworld of the Internet with style and aplomb. She writes blogs, tweets up a storm, and gets famous people to pose for pictures holding random objects. No kidding, she gets to do that for a living! Her pseudonym, "The...

"Blood Money" by James Grippando

As I was reading James Grippando's new book,"Blood Money," I couldn't help but think of the tagline for "Law...

Having a Party with Jonathan Richman

I grew up listening to the Modern Lovers, Jonathan Richman's original band in the 1970s and 1980s. While never achieving popular fame, the band received much critical praise and over the past decades, many bands have covered their more popular songs, such as "Roadrunner," "She Cracked" and "...

Several popular crime fighters will be featured in new books coming out next month.

"Guilt"...

"The Brave Cowboy" by Joan Walsh Anglund

Children and adults alike will marvel at the illustrations of the young cowboy in "The Brave Cowboy" by Joan Walsh Anglund. First published in...

"Pathfinder" by Orson Scott Card

 

You want something different to read in the New Year. Go past the Adult Fiction section, past the gaggle of teens, and enter the world of Young Adult literature! The YA genre is hot right now, so instead of lagging behind the trend you'll be at the head of the pack. Some of your...

"Kinsey and me: stories" by Sue Grafton

Many years ago during the first adult reading club that St. Louis County Library sponsored, I had the good fortune to discover books written by Sue Grafton. I was captivated by her tough female private detective, Kinsey Milhone. Since then, I have avidly awaited each new alphabet mystery. I was...

As a fan of author Daniel Woodrell ("Winter's Bone", "...

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