by Michael Parker
June 7, 2012 Julian Barnes returns with a Booker Prize-winning novel while Michael Parker wins big praise for his historical story set in North Carolina. In nonfiction, there are memoirs by writer Joan Didion and boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, plus David M. Eagleman looks into the secret life of the brain.
June 23, 2011 The librarian extraordinaire sorts through the piles of books in her office and comes up with 10 captivating tales. With strong narrative voices and wonderfully drawn characters, these books will make you stop and savor the story.
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June 24, 2007 In Don't Make Me Stop Now, author Michael Parker looks at love, loss and bad choices. His short stories are infused with soulful musical notes from the likes of Otis Redding and Joe Tex.
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August 8, 2006 A part of American architecture, porches also play an important role in America's literary landscape. In To Kill a Mockingbird and many other works, the space between indoor and out has been the scene of drama, conflict and nostalgia.
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