Books

Author Holly Metz's book Killing the Poormaster: A Saga of Poverty, Corruption and Murder in the Great Depression offers a glimpse of Garden State history....
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The Mutt Monster

September 17, 2012

Jersey native Patrick McDonnell's latest story features a grumpy gang who plot to create a monster. ...
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Tammy La Gorce reviews the first biography of the late David Foster Wallace. ...
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In Fun House, the seventh installment in Chris Grabenstein's mystery series, the characters are tasked with babysitting the cast members of a Jersey Shore-like reality show. ...
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A former children's book author mines old age for laughs. ...
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Beth Ann Bauman uses her teenage memories to create compelling young adult literature. ...
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In a new book that plumbs the depths of the watery deep off the coast of the Garden State, author Herb Segars reveals a wondrous world below the surface. ...
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Chris Christie: The Inside Story of His Rise to Power offers a chronological account of the governor's rise to power, but little insight....
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A successful cartoonist turns to his war experience to produce a unique memoir. ...
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A former Star-Ledger editor turns to crime fiction to help him better explore the subtle realities of life. ...
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Where Ideas Were Born

March 12, 2012

A new book recounts the unique culture and history of Bell Labs, which ushered in an unprecedented era of technological advancement. ...
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A Montclair resident's new novel follows one family through three generations of mothers. ...
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Of Love and Literature

January 16, 2012

A new book attempts to demonstrate that some literary classics contain valuable dating advice for the modern era. ...
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In Ten Tea Parties: Patriotic Protests That History Forgot, New Jersey-based historian Joseph Cummins shines a bright light on some obscure and forgotten rebellions from America's past. ...
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Our Q&A with Janet Evanovich focuses on how her inaugural Stephanie Plum novel made it into movie theaters...albeit 17 years after publication. ...
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Bottom Dwellers

November 14, 2011

A collection of short fiction and poetry edited by Joyce Carol Oates explores how much noir literature means in the Garden State. ...
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This month we spoke with noted author and creative-writing professor at Princeton University Joyce Carol Oates about her work, her latest editing effort, and life in New Jersey....
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Robert J. Wiersema's book Walk Like a Man: Coming of Age with the Music of Bruce Springsteen, personalizes the impact of the rock superstar's musical canon. ...
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The First Lady of Suspense

September 13, 2011

Author Mary Higgins Clark’s stellar career began with three simple questions. ...
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David Stewart's American Emperor recounts the history of the Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton duel. ...
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