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The Sacramento Bee
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...

The Sacramento Bee
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...

The Sacramento Bee
Authors of book about rural town of Rescue to hold signing today

The authors of a new history book about the rural community of Rescue – between Folsom and Placerville – will have a gathering and book signing today.

The Sacramento Bee
Authors of book about rural town of Rescue to hold signing today

The authors of a new history book about the rural community of Rescue – between Folsom and Placerville – will have a gathering and book signing today. "History of a Place Called Rescue" has maps, mining information and more than 800 photo...

My 5 Monkeys
Every Other day Book Review

Kali lives for the hunt. While at school one day , she makes friends with Skylar who is the school slut and a psychic. She isn't a slut, she just becomes enemy because she flirted with the wrong person. She meets Bethany who has a tattoo of a chubar...

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My 5 Monkeys
Best B books of the year

Some of the best B books I have read this year and I know that the list is long. Hourglass Forgive My Fins

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Amused By Books
Book review: “Christmas Jars”

Dec 16, 2011
Book review: “Christmas Jars”

'Christmas Jars'Author: Jason F. WrightFormat: PaperbackPublished: Shadow Mountain; Oct. 2005Pages: 122Genre: Holiday fictionGrade: BSource: Personal copySynopsis: A journalist happens upon a human interest story that winds up teaching her lessons...

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