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DeLillo reveals power of the short story

DeLillo reveals power of the short story

The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories Don DeLillo Scribner, $24, 224 pages To read a collection of short stories in 2011 is to think about the nature of the most American of literary forms. To read Don DeLillo's new book, "The Angel E...

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Mailbox Monday: December 19, 2011

Dec 19, 2011
Mailbox Monday: December 19, 2011

It's Mailbox Monday time! Mailbox Monday is going on tour and December is being hosted by Let Them Read Books! Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library...

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The Young Library: A splendid retelling of ‘The Pied Piper’

The Young Library: A splendid retelling of ‘The Pied Piper’

Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo captivates readers with his superb retelling of the classic fable about greed. Life in Hamelin emerges through the voice of an orphan boy who walks with a cane and scavenges for food and shelter.

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By the Books: New York Times best-sellers

1. The Drop by Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch of the LAPD uncovers both the operations of a sadistic killer and a political conspiracy. (1 week on list)

The Sacramento Bee
Between the Lines: Authors have brains on their minds

Dec 19, 2011
Between the Lines: Authors have brains on their minds

That brainy Sacramento science writer-professor Judith Horstman is at it again, this time with her third brain-centric book. "The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex and the Brain: The Neuroscience of How, When, Why and Who We Love" is due Dec. 27 (J...

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Author Houston lives and writes fearlessly

Author Houston lives and writes fearlessly

It's easy to confuse author Pam Houston with the "other Pam," the one she created as the "fearless narrator" of her upcoming new novel, "Contents May Have Shifted." Pam Houston, director of the UCD Creative Writing Program, will embark on a Januar...

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By the Books: New York Times best-sellers

Hardback fiction 1. The Drop by Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch of the LAPD uncovers both the operations of a sadistic killer and a political conspiracy. (1 week on list) 2. 11/22/63 by Stephen King. An English teacher travels back to 1958 via a ...

The Sacramento Bee
Between the Lines: Authors have brains on their minds

Between the Lines: Authors have brains on their minds

That brainy Sacramento science writer-professor Judith Horstman is at it again, this time with her third brain-centric book. "The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex and the Brain: The Neuroscience of How, When, Why and Who We Love" is due Dec....

The Sacramento Bee
The Young Library: A splendid retelling of ‘The Pied Piper’

Dec 19, 2011
The Young Library: A splendid retelling of ‘The Pied Piper’

The Pied Piper of Hamelin Michael Morpurgo Candlewick, $17, 64 pages, ages 5-10 Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo captivates readers with his superb retelling of the classic fable about greed. Life in Hamelin emerges through the voi...

The Sacramento Bee
Author Houston lives and writes fearlessly

Author Houston lives and writes fearlessly

Pam Houston, director of the UCD Creative Writing Program, will embark on a January book tour to promote "Contents May Have Shifted."It's easy to confuse author Pam Houston with the "other Pam," the one she created as the "fearless narrator" of h...



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