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  1. Review: 'Everybody's Fool' a rollicking return for Russo's Sully

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    I was holding my breath when I cracked open Richard Russo's new novel, Everybody's Fool.

    Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo
  2. Review: Olson's 'Eruption' a vivid account of human cost of Mount St. Helens blast

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    At 8:32 a.m. on May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens in southwestern Washington state erupted with approximately 1 ½ times the explosive force of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. The blast that Sunday morning blew the top 1,313 feet off the mountain and sent a dense smoke and ash plume 80,000 feet into the …

    Mount St. Helens erupts on March 30, 1980. On May 18, 1980, it erupted again, with an explosive force greater than that of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
  3. What's Rodney Justo reading?

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    Rodney Justo

    Justo, a founding member of the Atlanta Rhythm Section, is a longtime Tampa resident who graduated from Chamberlain High in 1962. In the early days of his career, Justo, 71, was part of the house band at the old Clearwater Municipal Auditorium. It was there that he met …

    Atlanta Rhythm Section founding member Rodney Justo is a longtime Tampa resident and a Chamberlain High grad.
  4. Notable: Millennial lives

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    Millennial lives

    These books offer poetry, prose and memoir by young writers.

    cover of "Mother, Can you Not"
  5. Events: Oxford Exchange Book Fair features more than 35 local writers

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    More than 35 local authors will sell and sign their books at the Oxford Exchange Book Fair, which also features antiquarian books from Lighthouse Books and discussions throughout the day. The fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today in the Commerce Club on the second floor of Oxford …

  6. Review: 'Jungle of Stone' a thrilling true story of rediscovering Maya civilization

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    Jungle of Stone is a tale of two men, fathers of archaeology in the Americas, that makes Indiana Jones look like a stay-at-home slacker.

    This illustration of the ruins of a Maya temple at Tulum, in Mexico, by artist Frederick Catherwood includes the only known image of him, at right rear.
  7. Review: Edna O'Brien's 'Red Chairs' an intimate portrait of evil

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    Edna O'Brien's chilling new novel inspired by the life of Radovan Karadzic arrives just as the Butcher of Bosnia has finally been sentenced to 40 years in prison for genocide. If Karadzic's long-delayed punishment brings some element of resolution to the Bosnian civil war, O'Brien's novel picks at that war's scars, …

  8. What's Mark Remy reading?

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    Mark Remy

    Humorist Remy, 46, is the author of the recent release Runners of North America: A Definitive Guide to the Species. It includes a study on the different subspecies of runners, like the Serial Marathoner, the 7-Minute-Mile Guy and the Bucket Lister (whose …

    Mark Remy’s most recent book is “Runners of North America: A Definitive Guide to the Species.”
  9. Notable: Maybe Mom would like this

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    Maybe Mom would like this

    Just two weeks until Mother's Day! Here are books that might make a good gift.

  10. Events: Shannon Hitchcock meets kids' book club at Inkwood

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    Tampa author Shannon Hitchcock (Ruby Lee and Me) will meet with the Inkwood kids' book club at 6:30 p.m. Monday, followed by a book signing at 7, at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.