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  1. Review: Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates share scary theme of obsession in their new thrillers

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    When authors meet their readers at book signings and other events, they usually greet those fans with warm smiles.

  2. Review: Why Edward Abbey and Wallace Stegner matter

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    If you mention Wallace Stegner or Edward Abbey to a reader in the Western United States — Utah, say, or Montana — you're likely to hear a strong opinion, and possibly even a personal anecdote, about "Wally" or "Ed," two of the most influential Western novelists and environmentalists of the 20th century.

  3. Notable: sports books for Dad

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    Sporting news

    If your dad is a sports fan, one of these books might be a fine Father's Day gift.

  4. What's Heather Lende reading?

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    Nightstand

    Heather Lende

    Lende, 56, writes obituaries for the Chilkat Valley News in Haines, Alaska, and is also a columnist for the Alaska Dispatch News. She has contributed essays and commentary to NPR, the New York Times and National Geographic Traveler. Her most …

    Heather Lende, 56, writes obituaries for the Chilkat Valley News in Haines, Alaska, and is also a columnist for the Alaska Dispatch News.
  5. Events: Kristin Cast and P.C. Cast to discuss, sign book

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    Book Talk

    Kristin Cast (Amber Smoke) and P.C. Cast, authors of the House of Night series, will discuss and sign Kristin's first paranormal adult novel at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.

  6. BookCon puts the pop in publishing

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    NEW YORK — On a sunny Saturday morning, the line of people marching into the Javits Convention Center was more than four blocks long. Armed with tote bags and backpacks and smartphones and Starbucks cups, they were here for one thing: books.

    Book fans inspect book-inspired merchandise at BookCon on Saturday at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. Young adults have become a big market for publishers.
  7. Review: Lori Roy weaves a Southern Gothic spell in 'Let Me Die in His Footsteps'

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    To many of us, lavender smells like serenity, sweet and calming. But to Annie Holleran, the fields of lavender on her family's Kentucky farm smell like too much: too much secret history, too much strangled longing, too much violence and grief. Lavender, like love, can turn from sweet to cloying, even stifling.

    Lavander field
  8. Review: 'Elon Musk' portrays industrialist for whom sky is no limit

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    We've become a nation of indoor cats," Dave Eggers wrote in A Hologram for the King (2012), his existential novel about an American doing IT work in the Saudi Arabian desert. "A nation of doubters, worriers, overthinkers."

    Celebrity industrialist Elon Musk, 43, is the driving force behind Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity. He was born in South Africa.
  9. What's Heidi Pitlor reading?

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    Nightstand

    Heidi Pitlor

    Pitlor, 44, has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories collection since 2007. She holds a master's degree in creative writing from Emerson College in Massachusetts and is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin (now Houghton Mifflin …

    Heidi Pitlor’s most recent novel is “The Daylight Marriage.”
  10. Notable: Books about comic books

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    In the funny pages

    Can't get enough comic book heroes at the movies? These books will feed your fandom.