Sunday, January 21, 2018

Books

Harry Belafonte, who will visit USF, reflects on friendship with Martin Luther King Jr.

Harry Belafonte, who will visit USF, reflects on friendship with Martin Luther King Jr.

In 1964, when they were both 37, Harry Belafonte and his friend Sidney Poitier traveled to the town of Greenwood, Miss. As the two entertainers made their journey to meet with members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, they were chased...
Published: 01/09/18
New book from Tampa tax attorney tops bestseller lists

New book from Tampa tax attorney tops bestseller lists

Tampa tax attorney and certified financial planner Rebecca Walser hit the timing sweet spot with the Jan. 3 publication of her book, Wealth Unbroken: Growing Wealth Uninterrupted by Market Crashes, Taxes, or Even Death (Atlantic, $22.95 paperback, $4...
Published: 01/08/18
Two dying memoirists wrote best-sellers about their final days. Then their spouses fell in love

Two dying memoirists wrote best-sellers about their final days. Then their spouses fell in love

SAN MATEO, Calif. — The literary pairing was inevitable."When Breath Becomes Air," Paul Kalanithi’s memoir of his final years as he faced lung cancer at age 37, was published posthumously, in 2016, to critical acclaim and commercial success. "The Bri...
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Review: Lippman’s ‘Sunburn’ a sizzling salute to James Cain

Review: Lippman’s ‘Sunburn’ a sizzling salute to James Cain

It doesn’t get much more noir than James M. Cain. Or at least it didn’t until Laura Lippman’s Sunburn came along. Back in the 1930s, Cain wrote a couple of novels that pretty much established — and perfected — the noir ...
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Russell Banks, Ana Menendez among authors to appear at Writers in Paradise readings

Russell Banks, Ana Menendez among authors to appear at Writers in Paradise readings

During the day, Writers in Paradise is all work. The conference at St. Petersburg’s Eckerd College draws writers from around the country eager to hone their craft in eight days of intensive workshops in fiction, nonfiction and poetry.At night, the co...
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UT Lectores series presents Skip Horack, John Capouya and more

Book TalkThe University of Tampa’s Lectores Series continues with readings. All readings begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.Jan. 8, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 310 N Boulevard, Tampa: Skip Horack (The Other Joseph)Jan. 9, Trustee Ro...
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Words, images combine in archivist Caroline Preston’s ‘War Bride’s Scrapbook’ and on her nightstand

Words, images combine in archivist Caroline Preston’s ‘War Bride’s Scrapbook’ and on her nightstand

NightstandCaroline PrestonPreston is the author of three novels, Jackie by Josie, Lucy Crocker 2.0 and Gatsby’s Girl. She is also the author of two scrapbook novels, The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt and her newest, The War Bride’s Scrapbook. For the la...
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These major authors will sign books and speak in Tampa Bay this year

These major authors will sign books and speak in Tampa Bay this year

Big book events are coming our way in 2018 — even more of them than usual.The Tampa Bay area has long boasted a bounty of local events for book lovers, from author signings at bookstores to university-sponsored reading series and the Times Festival o...
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There will be no Z for mystery author Sue Grafton, who died at 77

There will be no Z for mystery author Sue Grafton, who died at 77

Sue Grafton almost made it to Z.Ms. Grafton, the author of the bestselling "alphabet" series of mysteries that began in 1982 with A Is for Alibi, died Thursday night at her home in Santa Barbara, Calif., of cancer. She was 77.Her 25 mystery novels ab...
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James Lee Burke talks about the return of ‘Robicheaux’

James Lee Burke talks about the return of ‘Robicheaux’

Do you miss Dave Robicheaux?Countless fans of crime fiction writer James Lee Burke know that name. Robicheaux is the conflicted, principled main character of 20 exceptional novels by Burke, an Edgar winner and Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of A...
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