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Gawande's "Being Mortal" proves an important book on aging


Books about death and dying are usually not on my list of “must reads.”

I couldn’t resist, however, the best-selling “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” (Metropolitan Books, 2014) by Atul Gawande.

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Books from local authors cover variety of topics


The Mountain View Public Library now has a “Local Author” shelf upstairs at the end of the fiction aisle. This week I’ll spotlight some homegrown talent, two local authors who have written compelling books on quite different subjects.

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Companion book to "Roosevelts" series makes great gift


Sometimes even picture books end up on my nightstand.

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Children's author signs books at Linden Tree


Author Tiffany Papageorge is scheduled to sign copies of new her book 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.

Papageorge’s “My Yellow Balloon” (Minoan Moon, 2014) is a Mom’s Choice “Gold” winner. In the book, the Los Gatos author helps children when it’s time to let go, giving them the courage to experience loss – from a move to divorce or death – and a language for understanding change.

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'Orphan Train' recounts hidden chapter in U.S. history


Historical fiction often tells a story in a much more entertaining and readable way than a simple recitation of the facts.

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