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Dunham, Poehler, Harris among those with books this fall

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 3:48 pm

So many memoirs are coming out this fall, written in so many ways.


Book offers insightful look at digital-age clutter

 August 24, 2014; Updated: 11:43 am

I fall asleep to the glow of Netflix and, when I awake, begin the digital litany of my day: the relentless email and news, the Facebook and Twitter feeds, the blogs and mindless videos, and on and on. I remember somewhat vaguely when I...


Books for children - Aug. 24

 August 24, 2014; Updated: 12:55 pm

BOOKS TO BORROW"The Name Jar" by Yangsook Choi, Alfred A. Knopf, 32 pages


Premium Content Stephen Baker's author luncheon at Bank Square Books

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

It's a fun time to be a science fiction writer since Techno Geniuses come up with crazy new stuff every day for you to play with, plot-wise. You don't have to be Jules Verne.Still, Stephen Baker has taken a somewhat familiar concept...


Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 5:30 pm

Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted "Little House on the Prairie" fans a more realistic, grittier view of frontier living.


Premium Content A 'Tempting' book event in Old Lyme

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 12:35 pm

Jane Green of Westport wrote her 14th novel, "Family Pictures," cozying up to the fireplace at the Bee & Thistle Inn in Old Lyme last winter.


Haruki Murakami’s new novel journeys to the past

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 7:44 pm

Haruki Murakami's new novel is yet another risky reunion with the past.


Books for children - Aug. 17

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 3:49 pm



Premium Content Wally Lamb reads in Mystic

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 3:41 pm

Part of the fun of attending any Wally Lamb reading is pretty obvious. You're up close and personal with a genuinely great American literary force. It's like watching David Hockney paint or Pedro Martinez strike out 17 Yankees.But another...


Books for children - Aug. 10

 August 10, 2014; Updated: 4:39 pm

BOOKS TO BORROW"Diary of a Fly"by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Harry Bliss, HarperCollins, 36 pages


Elizabeth Little’s ‘Dear Daughter’ is engrossing

 August 10, 2014; Updated: 7:54 pm

The unlikable protagonist with a biting personality and outrageous actions, but who is fascinating at the same time, has never been more popular. Just think of "Gone Girl."


Premium Content Book tip: "Birdman"

 August 7, 2014; Updated: 12:15 pm

Mo Hayder


Premium Content Author Mary Gordon comes to Bank Square Books

 August 7, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

You'd probably better be on your game if you're attending Barnard College and sign up to take a course from English and writing professor Mary Gordon. A Guggenheim fellow and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Gordon is...


‘The Home Place’ a strong debut for Carrie La Seur

 August 3, 2014; Updated: 10:37 pm

Carrie La Seur's finely crafted debut chronicles a woman's complicated relationship with her hometown of Billings, Montana, her relatives who stayed behind and her ancestral history. La Seur's graceful prose in "The Home Place" complements her...


Books for children - Aug. 3

 August 3, 2014; Updated: 10:37 pm

"Crispin: The End of Time" by Avi, Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 223 pagesRead aloud: age 9, 10 and olderRead yourself: 10, 11 and olderBeloved friend, teacher and surrogate parent Bear has died, leaving...


In Todd Parr’s world, it’s OK to make mistakes

 July 31, 2014; Updated: 5:38 pm

In Todd Parr's world, it's OK to wear your undies on your head. Most of all, it's OK to be yourself.Inclusion and acceptance are Parr's mainstays in more than 30 quirky picture books for young kids, including "It's Okay to Make Mistakes,"...


Premium Content Book tip: "His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir"

 July 31, 2014; Updated: 1:08 pm

Dan Jenkins


Burke fashions epic story in 'Wayfaring Stranger'

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 2:16 pm

Author James Lee Burke is a descendant of tough Texas lawmen. In fact, his maternal great-grandfather once tangled with some of the West's most notorious gunslingers.


Books for children - July 27

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 2:12 pm

BOOKS TO BORROW"The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs" by Betty G. Birney, illustrated by Matt Phelan, Atheneum


Premium Content Book tip: "Glorious: A Novel of the American West"

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 1:15 pm

Jeff Guinn


Premium Content Bank Square Books welcomes author Edan Lepucki

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 1:05 pm

Book folks - people who still actually read - may be aware of a first-time author named Edan Lepucki, whose dystopian novel "California" has become a perhaps unexpected bestseller. It seems Lepucki shares a publisher, the Hatchette Book...


Review: New Neil Armstrong book glides along

 July 20, 2014; Updated: 3:16 pm

This is not a definitive biography of the man who first walked on the moon. It's not even authorized by his family, whatever that means.


Books for children - July 20

 July 20, 2014; Updated: 3:17 pm

BOOKS TO BORROW"Do Like a Duck Does!" by Judy Hindley, illustrated in color by Ivan Bates, Candlewick, 36 pages


CEO of learning disability mentor group pens book

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 5:22 pm

"You must try harder." David Flink, 34, heard those words over and over again growing up in Atlanta - from his teachers, from his father - as he struggled against dyslexia and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.


Premium Content Book tip: "The Lemon Orchard"

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 12:12 pm

Luanne Rice


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