Books

3:27am

Mon July 21, 2014
Crime In The City

Writer Plumbs 'Nature Of Evil' In Hometown's Violent Civil Rights Past

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 9:33 am

Black demonstrators run down a Natchez, Miss., street in 1967 after a report that several white youths with a gun were near. The town's civil rights past informs author Greg Iles' crime fiction.
AP

Mississippi's past looms large in Greg Iles' best-selling thrillers. His latest book, Natchez Burning, is the first in a trilogy that takes readers back 50 years to chilling civil rights-era murders and conspiracies all set in Iles' hometown — the antebellum river city of Natchez, Miss.

Iles' hero, Penn Cage, is a former prosecutor and widowed single father who has returned to his childhood home. Once there, he finds himself confronting killers, corruption and dark secrets.

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3:47pm

Fri July 18, 2014
This Week's Must Read

Surviving An Adult World In Fairy Tales, And Real Life

Originally published on Fri July 18, 2014 5:54 pm

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I live in Tucson, Ariz. National news about thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border — some as young as 2 years old — is local news here. A front-page headline from this week's Arizona Daily Star reads, "Immigration tension boils over in Oracle." It's subtitled "Protesters, supporters, clash; bus carrying children fails to show."

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5:09am

Fri July 18, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: 15 Unpublished Elmore Leonard Stories Coming Out Next Year

Author and former adman Elmore Leonard smiles during an interview at his home in Bloomfield Township, Mich., in September 2012.
Paul Sancya AP

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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9:32am

Thu July 17, 2014
The Two-Way

After Thor, Marvel Announces Big Change To Captain America

Originally published on Thu July 17, 2014 9:55 am

Sam Wilson, the new Captain America.
Marvel

Sam Wilson will carry Captain America's shield.

It's the second major announcement from comics publisher Marvel, which also said this week that the new Thor will be female.

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6:02am

Thu July 17, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Apple May Pay Consumers $400 Million In E-Book Settlement

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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