Books

5:53am

Fri July 11, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Singapore Pulls 2 Children's Books With Gay Couples From Libraries

And Tango Makes Three, co-written by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole.
AP

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6:55am

Thu July 10, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Co-Author Of Book On How Not To Be Gored By A Bull Gets Gored

Revelers try to keep ahead of the horns during a running of the bulls Thursday at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain.
Daniel Ochoa de Olza AP

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6:02am

Wed July 9, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Amazon Makes Direct Offer To Hachette Authors

Paul Sakuma AP

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5:23am

Tue July 8, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: J.K. Rowling Writes A New 'Harry Potter' Story

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1:33am

Tue July 8, 2014
Crime In The City

For One Crime Writer, Peaceful Shetland Is A Perfect Place For Murder

Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 7:51 am

Old stone houses abut the harbor in Lerwick, Shetland's largest town. Outsiders are known here as "soothmoothers," because they arrive on the ferry through the south mouth of the Bressay Sound.
Ari Shapiro NPR

Crime writer Ann Cleeves puts it best in her novel Dead Water: "Shetland didn't do pretty. It did wild and bleak and dramatic."

The Shetland Islands are a damp and rocky place, with endless miles of green and gray. Humanity seems to cling to the land here like a few tenacious barnacles. "I love the idea of long, low horizons with secrets hidden underneath," Cleeves says.

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