Lagniappe

Y Is for Yesterday

Detective novelist Sue Grafton is nearing the finish line of her A to Z series featuring Casey Millhone.  An article about the series in USA Today also features an excerpt from her latest installation Y Is for Yesterday.

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This autumn spy novelist John Le Carré, 85, will publish his final book featuring George Smiley.  He will also make a rare public appearance to discuss his most famous creation.

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Team of Rivals

The Independent has compiled a list of 32 books that will make you a more well-rounded person – just in case you’re lacking in roundedness.

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The two startup founders of theSkimm have created an equivalent to The Oprah Book Club and millennials love it.  Business Insider has the details of a phenomenon that has 5 million email subscribers to its daily newsletter.

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Into the Water

Paula Hawkins, author of the extremely popular novel Girl on the Train, has written a new novel titled Into the Water.  You can read a short excerpt of it here.

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James Patterson routinely co-writes novels with others, but this time he is working on a mystery novel with a former president: Bill Clinton.  “Unbelievable,” you say?  Believe it.

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I'd Die for You

Though it’s almost unbelievable, a new book containing a number of heretofore unpublished short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald has recently been published.  Written at a bleak time in Fitzgerald’s life, some of the stories reflect his state of mind, while others are startling for their humor.

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In 18th century Europe reading in bed at night was equated with asking for God’s punishment.  Why?  An Atlantic article explains.

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Wicked!

Have you ever heard of Jilly Cooper?  Well, you should learn a bit about her since she is being compared favorably to Charles Dickens.

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An article in Time magazine has some interesting (and perhaps unsettling) facts about the age at which our brains and bodies perform best. Read the article at your own risk.

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Can you name two things that Sigmund Romberg, Rudolf Friml, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Lorenz Hart, Leonard Bernstein, Steven Sondheim, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Jerry Herman, Burton Lane, Yip Harburg, and Jerome Kern have in common? Tune in to Music on the Sunny Side on Sunday, June 4th between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. CT and you’ll find out.  If you’re in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area, you can listen at 90.3 FM.  We’re also on the internet at WBRH.

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The next edition of the live author interview program In-Depth on Book TV (C-SPAN2) will air Sunday, June 4,  2017 from noon to 3:00 p.m. ET.  The featured guest will be author and journalist Matt Taibi.  His recent books include Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus and The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap.

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