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  1. Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky 'turn the tables' on depictions of women in crime fiction

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    Back in 1982, when they both published their first mystery novels, did Sue Grafton and Sara Paretsky think they were starting series that would still be charting on the bestseller lists 33 years later?

    Author Sara Paretsky
  2. What's Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz reading?

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    Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

    O'Keefe Aptowicz is the author of Dr. Mutter's Marvels, a nonfiction look at the flamboyant 19th century surgeon whose philosophies and innovative surgical ideas often clashed with those of other doctors. His name graces the Mutter Museum in the Center …

    Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s recent awards include the ArtsEdge writer in residence at the University of Pennsylvania, a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship for Poetry and writer in residence at the Amy Clampitt House.
  3. Notable: the usual suspects

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    The usual suspects

    Here are new books by three more terrific writers with long-running mystery series.

  4. Events: Surfing champion Clay Marzo to sign his book at Inkwood

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    Book Talk

    Pro surfing champion Clay Marzo (Just Add Water: A Surfing Savant's Journey With Asperger's) will discuss and sign his book at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.

  5. Review: Koryta kicks off a dark and promising series with 'Last Words'

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    It's not often I have to put a book down close to bedtime because I fear bad dreams. I consume crime fiction like potato chips — and ordinarily sleep soundly afterward.

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  6. What's Sonia Manzano reading?

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    Sonia Manzano

    When Manzano, well known for her role as Maria on Sesame Street, was growing up in the Bronx, she'd watch television keeping an eye out for kids like herself, a Spanish-speaking daughter of immigrants. "This was the 1950s, and I never saw anyone who looked like …

    Sesame Street’s Sonia Manzano performs with Big Bird at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles in 2009. Manzano joined the show in 1971.
  7. Notable: Ten years after Hurricane Katrina

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    Ten years after the storm

    A decade after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, these books tell the stories.

  8. Events: Shane Hinton to sign 'Pinkies' at Inkwood

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    Book Talk

    Plant City author Shane Hinton (Pinkies) will discuss and sign his book of short stories at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.

  9. Review: Kent Wascom's 'Secessia' a darkly beautiful novel of Civil War New Orleans

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    Secessia opens with a stunning image: A beautiful 14-year-old girl in a midnight blue gown, her face streaming with blood not her own, flees through the costumed crowd at a grand ball in New Orleans in 1844. Elise Durel searches fruitlessly for her mother or her chaperone, "feels the dancers shiver at her …

  10. Review: Cold War nonfiction 'Billion Dollar Spy' reads like a thriller

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    David E. Hoffman viscerally evokes the secret, ruthless Cold War battle between the American Central Intelligence Agency and the Soviet KGB in his true-life espionage thriller The Billion Dollar Spy. The book reads like a classic spy novel, but its story is a matter of fact.