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The Sacramento Bee
Between the Lines: ‘Kingdom of Ice’ explores an arctic expedition gone wrong

In the 1870s, in the midst of the Gilded Age, America’s sense of Manifest Destiny still prevailed. So it was predictable that the nation would turn its collective imagination to one of the last uncharted regions on the planet, the North Pole.

It was a mysterious, unexplored frontier, and rumors...

The Sacramento Bee
Between the Lines: Hit the road with an entertaining travel companion

Heard any good books lately? Probably.

The Audio Publishers Association reports that the audiobook segment of the $27 billion books industry continues to grow. Further, it cites the results of a survey about why people like them: “I can listen in my car,” “They’re portable” and “They help me multitask.”...

My 5 Monkeys
I want it that way

I want it that way

I want it that wayHarlequinadult1st in a seriesAug 26Nadia is in school , and she lives with room mates. She wants to become a teacher. She gets some help moving a couch with a neighbor. They both like to sit outside on the porch at night time.Nadia sl...

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Kiss of Deception

Kiss of Deception

Kiss of Deception1st in a seriesHenry HoltJuly 8Lia is to married to someone to keep the peace. She gets prepped up with ink with a crown . She runs away to try and be normal . While working at the tavern , 2 boys come into it and they are both attract...

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Mortal Danger

Mortal Danger

Mortal Dangerfor Reviewfirst of a seriesout todayEdie is smart girl . She had a very tough year , and was made fun of by other kids. She plans to kill herself, but Kain offers her a way out. She is able to make 3 wishes.She wishes for Beauty  &amp...

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The Sacramento Bee
Between the lines: Spotlight shines on California books

Let’s lead with some California-centric titles and Northern California authors:

Todd Borg lives at one of the world’s great destinations – Lake Tahoe – and writes about the adventures of his P.I. character, former SFPD homicide inspector Owen McKenna, who also lives on the lake (of course). In the 12th...

The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento author mines the history of Gold-Rush stagecoaches in new book

Author Cheryl Anne Stapp can’t get gold off her mind.

The Sacramento native has written three books about Northern California’s golden years in the mid-1800s. Her new title, “The Stagecoach in Northern California: Rough Rides, Gold Camps & Daring Drivers” (History Press, $19.99, 139 pages), tells the true stories of the...

The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento author mines the history of Gold-Rush stagecoaches in new book

Author and Sacramento native Cheryl Anne Stapp can’t get gold off her mind.

The Sacramento native has written three books about Northern California’s golden years in the mid-1800s. Her new title, “The Stagecoach in Northern California: Rough Rides, Gold Camps & Daring Drivers” (History Press, $19.99, 139 pages), tells the true...

The Sacramento Bee
Between the Lines: 4 mystery writers together Thursday for Bee Book Club

The Sacramento Bee Book Club has been around the literary block and back. Since 1997, its agenda has been to bring A-list authors to Sacramento and invite the public to attend their presentations and book signings.

Now the Bee Book Club is going to expand that template. In a special...

The Sacramento Bee
Man donates 13,000 books to Sacramento library group

A Sacramento man has donated 13,000 books to the Friends of the Arden-Dimick Library, the largest donation the organization has ever received and one that includes works spanning topics from the Civil War to women’s studies.

Frank Rose, 85, spent decades amassing the collection, which he stored in two apartments in...

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