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  1. Review: Fetch a copy of 'Good Dog' for a pack of fine tales

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    Americans love their dogs, and Southerners love their storytelling. No Southern storyteller worth his or her salt is without at least one story, funny or poignant or heroic, about a dog, and now 51 fine examples have been collected in Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty.

  2. Review: YA stories in 'True Love' give holidays a fresh twist

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    Love is in the peppermint-scented air in these 12 playful, often touching holiday tales, each by a popular young-adult author. There's flirting and yearning — even an elf prom — amid the fir trees in a collection that represents a rich range of writing styles, voices and holiday traditions.

  3. Review: In 'Book of Strange New Things,' aliens embrace Jesus

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    At the end of the Gospel of Mark, Jesus tells his disciples, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."

  4. Notable: stories for the season

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    Stories for the season

    These books offer tales to warm any reader's holiday.

  5. What's Misty Copeland reading?

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    Misty Copeland

    Although Copeland's first ballet class at a Boys and Girls Club in San Pedro, Calif., did not come until she was 13, she swiftly honed her art form to become only the third African-American soloist for the American Ballet Theater (the first in the last two decades). …

    Misty Copeland, 32, is the author of two books: Firebird, a children’s book, and Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, her memoir.
  6. Notable: lives in music (Mick Fleetwood and more)

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    Lives in music

    These life stories might hit the right note for music lovers on your gift list.

  7. Review: Toews' 'All My Puny Sorrows' heartbreakingly witty

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    The story of Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill woman in Oregon who committed suicide in November after making her intention public, forces us to consider — or repress — wrenching questions about how life ends. As that discussion continues in homes, legislatures and places of worship, please make room for …

  8. Review: 'The Unsubstantial Air' a good military history guide

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    Samuel Hynes is an emeritus professor of literature at Princeton University and author of the well-known memoir of his aviator exploits in World War II, Flights of Passage (1988), as well as The Soldiers' Tale (1994) and several other scholarly and military works. At age 90, he has now written …

  9. What's James Anderson reading?

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    James Anderson

    Anderson is a former publisher who oversaw Breitenbush Books, a publishing house he founded in Portland, Ore., in 1975. Early next year, Anderson, 62, will see his own book published when Caravel Books releases his novel, The Never-Open Desert Diner. Anderson …

    James Anderson will release the novel The Never-Open Desert Diner early next year.
  10. Review: 'Pin Action' a nostalgic look at shady side of bowling

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    When I was a little baby boomer back in the 1950s, bowling was a wholesome family sport. Several nights a week, my parents bowled in different leagues, wearing crisply ironed team shirts with their names stitched on the chests. Meanwhile, my brothers and I safely ran riot in the bowling alleys, cadging pretzels …