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  1. 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)
  2. 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.
  3. What's Shane Kuhn reading?

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    Nightstand

    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
  4. Notable: Sixties flashbacks

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    Notable

    Sixties flashbacks

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

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

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    Book Talk

    "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, …

  6. 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 …

  7. At his centennial, John D. MacDonald's writing still fresh

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    It's always a little nerve-racking to re-read the work of an author you loved years ago but haven't read since.

    Nearly 70-plus works of John D. MacDonald, who lived in Siesta Key from 1951 until his death in 1986, have been reissued over 
the last three years to mark his centennial. There will be an all-day celebration, with author talks, cake and more, July 23.
  8. What's Thelma Adams reading?

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    Nightstand

    Thelma Adams

    Adams realized she wanted to write a book about Josephine Marcus, recognized as wife of legendary frontiersman Wyatt Earp, when she learned Earp was buried in a Jewish cemetery. "It didn't fit. I learned it was because of Josie, who was Jewish, and I wanted to know what …

    Thelma Adams’ “The Last Woman Standing” looks at the romance between Wyatt Earp and his wife, Josephine Marcus, as well as events like the famed gunfight at the OK Corral.
  9. Notable: Read locavore

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    Notable

    More locavore reading

    These three nonfiction books by Tampa Bay area authors delve into local history.

  10. Review: 'Grief Is the Thing With Feathers' a surreal, soaring look at loss

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    A woman dies suddenly. Her husband and two young sons are paralyzed by pain and disbelief. Four or five days after her death, when the stream of mourners has drifted away, an enormous crow appears at their door.