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Updated Jul 30, 2015 at 10:24 AM

Despite recent criticisms of Go Set a Watchman, I eagerly anticipated the second installment of what had been rumored as Harper Lees lost novel.The iconic author of the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird vowed she would never publish again after a few failed attempts. The author refused requests for interviews or public appearances. She was silent until the 2015 release of Watchman.

Updated Jul 28, 2015 at 11:17 AM

The Fixer, by Joseph Finder. Dutton, New York, 2015. 416 pages. $27.95.

Updated Jul 28, 2015 at 10:34 AM

Some published novels should never see the light of day. Ernest Hemingways reputation has suffered from the posthumous release of such wretched drafts as True at First Light. Papa Hemingway didnt release them in his lifetime, and we can tell...

Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 10:18 AM

Its been heartbreaking to see so many intelligent, well-intentioned people wringing their hands in horror at the release of Go Set A Watchman, Harper Lees sequel or maybe rough draft to To Kill a Mockingbird. Particularly at issue is the...

Updated Jul 21, 2015 at 10:13 AM

The Spiral Notebook: The Aurora Theater Shooter and the Epidemic of Mass Violence Committed by American Youth, by Joseph and Joyce Singular. Counterpoint, Berkeley, Calif., 2015. 289 pages. $26.

Updated Jul 14, 2015 at 11:28 AM

The Mountain Story, by Lori Lansens. Simon & Schuster, New York, 2015. 312 pages. $26.

Updated Jul 14, 2015 at 10:20 AM

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but sometimes it cant be helped.

Updated Jul 13, 2015 at 3:04 PM

Reclusive 87-year-old author Harper Lee’s follow-up to "To Kill a Mockingbird" will be released tomorrow, but you can

Updated Jul 6, 2015 at 3:12 PM

Bitter Bronx: Thirteen Stories, by Jerome Charyn. Liveright Publishing Corp./Division of W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 2015. 223 pages. $24.95.

Updated Jun 30, 2015 at 10:12 AM

Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy, by Judd Apatow. Random House, 2015. $27.

Updated Jun 17, 2015 at 11:53 AM

Brutality, by Ingrid Thoft. G.P. Putnams Sons, New York, 2015. 452 pages. $26.95.

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