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9:51am

Mon June 30, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Irish Writer Dermot Healy Dies

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

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Sun June 29, 2014

4:33pm

Fri June 27, 2014
This Week's Must Read

SCOTUS On Cellphones And The Privacy Of Poetry

Dear sweet privacy, where did you go? And where can we go to be alone with you again? Thanks to the Supreme Court, one answer is, surprisingly, our cell phones. On Wednesday, the Court ruled that, except in emergencies such as kidnappings and bomb threats, police can't search our phones without a warrant.

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5:22am

Fri June 27, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Evie Wyld Wins Yet Another Award For 'All The Birds, Singing'

Courtesy of Random House

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

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5:36am

Thu June 26, 2014
Crime In The City

In Mystery Series's W.Va. River Town, There's No Escape From Terror

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 12:52 pm

Julia Keller's crime series about prosecuting attorney Bell Elkins is set in a fictional town inspired by Guyandotte, W. Va., near where she grew up.
Melissa Smith-Stanley Courtesy of The Guyandotte Improvement & Historical Association

When writer Julia Keller talks, you notice a touch of West Virginia — it is, after all, her home state. Her accent may have faded a bit during her newspaper career in Chicago, so she says when she started thinking about writing crime novels, she was happy to hear the Appalachian voices coming out of her memory.

"I was probably the most surprised person of all when I chose to set my fiction in West Virginia," she says. "[I] hadn't lived here in a long time, didn't really know that it moved in my blood — if it did."

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