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  1. Review: Toni Morrison's 'God Help the Child'

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    With God Help the Child, Toni Morrison brings her brilliant multibook epic of black life in America into the present.

    Toni Morrison, 84, is the only living American Nobel laureate for literature. Her accolades include a Pulitzer.
  2. Review: Cynthia Barnett's 'Rain: A Natural and Cultural History'

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    Without rain, we wouldn't be here, Cynthia Barnett tells us in her fascinating new book Rain: A Natural and Cultural History.

    Heavy rain on lake surface during thunderstorm
  3. What's Adam Riches reading?

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    Adam Riches

    It was a book, How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way by Stan Lee and John Buscema, that helped Riches, 29, realize his passion for art. He received it as a gift at the age of 6, and he immediately began tracing Lee's characters and "over time trying to replicate the …

    Adam Riches created the cover for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: The Death of Snake Eyes: Part 1, #212, which includes all 280 villains G.I. Joe has battled over the years.
  4. Greg Sestero to sign 'The Disaster Artist' at Inkwood

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    Book Talk

    The University of South Florida Humanities Institute's Poetry Month programs continue with a reading by poets Sandra Beasley (Theories of Falling) and Meg Day (Last Psalm at Sea Level) at 6 p.m. Tuesday; Beasley, Day and poet Erica Dawson will appear on a panel …

  5. Review: 'Target Tokyo' recounts amazing Doolittle bomb raid

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    Between December 7 and 14, 1941, Imperial Japanese forces unleashed massive attacks upon Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaya, Wake Island, Guam and Midway. At the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, eight battleships, three cruisers and several destroyers were demolished or damaged. One …

  6. Events: Ersula Knox Odom to discuss 'African Americans of Tampa'

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    Ersula Knox Odom (African Americans of Tampa) will discuss and sign her book of local history at 6 p.m. April 14 at C. Blythe Andrews Jr. Public Library, 2607 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa.

  7. What's Constantine Grame reading?

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    Constantine Grame

    We caught up with Grame, 32, the artistic director of the New Century Opera in Tarpon Springs, as he finished up the company's most recent production, Tales of Hoffman. Grame earned an advanced certificate in piano from the Associated Board of the Royal …

    Constantine Grame, artistic director of the New Century Opera in Tarpon Springs, has a diverse collection of reading materials.
  8. Notable: cook the books

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    Cook the books

    No, not your tax returns. These three new books feature evocative recipes.

  9. Get a character named for yourself in Michael Connelly's next book

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    Have you ever thought it would be fun to have a favorite novelist name a character after you? Now's your chance — and you can contribute to a worthy cause at the same time.

    Michael Connelly’s name auction will benefit Tampa’s Trinity Cafe.
  10. Review: Robin Givhan's 'The Battle of Versailles' a riveting fashion history

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    It's difficult to tell people who don't care about fashion why fashion is worth caring about. Why it's more than pretty clothes and shallow vanity. Why it speaks to an ever-shifting tableau of social strata, race, international politics and so on.

    Black models with a dance sensibility were just one of the surprises that five American designers brought to a legendary fashion show at Versailles in 1973.