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  1. What's David Jolly reading?

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    David Jolly

    We recently caught up with U.S. Rep. David Jolly, 43, who is seeking a second term in Congress. Jolly, recently endorsed by former Gov. Jeb Bush, will face retired Marine Brigadier Gen. Mark Bircher of Seminole in the Republican primary in August. A former aide to …

    U.S. Rep. David Jolly, 43, is seeking a second term in Congress.
  2. Reviewers are spellbound by 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'

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    Although Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been in previews in London's West End since June 7, press reviews of the play were embargoed until Tuesday, just days before the official opening Saturday. The play is currently sold out through May 2017, although 40 last-minute tickets are released each week at

  3. From 'Cursed Child' to 'Fantastic Beasts,' state of the Potterverse is magically good

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    Five years ago, I attended the first U.S. screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 with some of the most avid fans on the planet.

  4. Book events: Meet local authors at Town 'N Country library

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    A local author meet and greet featuring Chap Percival (Go See the Eclipse and Take a Kid With You), Donald Repsher (Partnering With the Creator), James Sterngram (Help for Hysterical Humans Who Hope to Be Happy in Heaven or Here), Bill Sefekar …

  5. Review: Atkins' 'The Innocents' brings Colson back to Jericho, where trouble finds him

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    Even though Quinn Colson got booted from the post of sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, two books back, law enforcement seems to be a job he just can't get away from.

    Times file (2012)
  6. Review: Hochschild's 'Spain in Our Hearts' brings history alive

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    In the obscure corners of history lie lessons we shouldn't forget, if in fact we ever learned them in the first place.

    International Brigade volunteers at the University of Madrid use books and sandbags to build a defense for the Philosophy and Letters Building.
  7. What's Shane Kuhn reading?

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    Shane Kuhn

    Kuhn, 48, is best known as the author of The Intern's Handbook and Hostile Takeover, novels featuring assassin-for-hire John Lago. His newest book, The Asset, is a standalone thriller centering on Kennedy, a private airport security …

    Shane Kuhn, author
  8. Notable: Sixties flashbacks

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    Sixties flashbacks

    Three books originally published in the 1960s are appearing in new editions.

  9. Events: 'Night of Protest Poetry and Poetry of Witness' at Woodson Museum

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    "A Night of Protest Poetry and Poetry of Witness" will feature Tampa Bay area poets and institutional leaders in a unified call for human rights in America. Readers include Florida's poet laureate, Peter Meinke, as well as Dennis Amadeus, Slam Anderson, Julie Armstrong, …

  10. We're a literary community: Fiction writers make their homes in bay area

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    Review by Colette Bancroft

    Times Book Editor

    How about some fresh local fiction?

    In the Tampa Bay area, you don't have to look far to find an author. From first-timers starting out to bestselling writers whose books are sold around the globe, hundreds, maybe thousands, of fiction writers …