Books

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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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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New Jersey native Tom Perrotta's new novel The Leftovers imagines what happens after the Rapture....
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Michael Uslan describes his struggles to bring Batman to the silver screen in a new memoir—The Boy Who Loved Batman....
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Closing a Chapter

June 13, 2011

Gay Talese didn’t want to leave his Ocean City home, but his wife gave him little choice. Now the famed writer bids a sad farewell to the Shore....
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If it’s a best-selling crime novel, the answer is probably Ridgewood’s Harlan Coben....
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David Goldman recounts his experiences fighting for the return from Brazil of his abducted son....
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Author and Rutgers-Newark University professor Tayari Jones displays her Southern roots in her latest novel—Silver Sparrow....
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A Promise Well Kept

April 11, 2011

A librarian father fulfills a promise to read to his daughter for 3,218 days. ...
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Life On the Sideline

March 14, 2011

Author Robert Strauss has a new book—Daddy's Little Goalie—about his athletically inclined daughters' participation in sports. ...
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New Yorker writer and humorist Ian Frazier releases a new book—Travels in Siberia (Farrar, Strauss, and Grioux)—about traveling in Russia. ...
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Still on the Newark Beat

February 15, 2011

A former Star-Ledger sports and feature reporter scores a big hit with his first novel....
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Telling ACORN’s Story

January 17, 2011

A book about ACORN documents its transition from a successful grassroots organization to a scandal-plagued group that was the focus of a major congressional investigation. ...
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Season’s Readings

November 15, 2010

Literary gifts with a Jersey twist. Here are some holiday book suggestions from our staff....
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