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Books

Journals reveal picture of life in 1960s Deep South


Sometimes the best stories are those that have a relatively simple narrative.

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Book with local angle chronicles aviation pioneer's storied career


It is always a pleasure to read a well-written and thoroughly researched biography, especially when the subject of the book has lived through a challenging time in history. And when there’s a local angle involved, what’s not to love?

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'Limpopo' provides a relaxing yet profound read


Reading a novel by the prolific author Alexander McCall Smith is like meditating in the sun by a hidden pool of water – one feels so happy and relaxed afterward.

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Horan's 'Loving Frank' offers fictionalized account of famed architect's illicit affair


In the 1920s, two married people fall in love, leave their spouses and children and set about living and traveling together. Affairs of this sort were considered shocking at the time. But the scandal was heightened given that the man was Frank Lloyd Wright, an up-and-coming architect, and his mistress one of his clients, Mamah Borthwick.

Author Nancy Horan’s historically imagined novel “Loving Frank” (Ballantine Books, 2007) breathes new life into the tale of the couple’s 10 years together.

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'Nightingale' soars to thrilling heights


Reading some books can be much like riding a roller coaster – you know there are going to be big ups and downs, yet you remain surprised throughout.

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