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New book and film on Kimbell history to debut in October

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The Kimbell Art Foundation will release the new book, Of the First Class: A History of the Kimbell Art Museum, the first week of October. The book by Fort Worth author Tim Madigan is “a...

Author Graeme Gibson, longtime partner of Atwood, dead at 85

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NEW YORK (AP) — Graeme Gibson, a Canadian novelist and conservationist and the longtime partner of Margaret Atwood, died Wednesday at age 85. Gibson's death was announced Wednesday by Doubleday, which has published both Gibson...

“The Only Plane in the Sky” is compelling history of 9/11

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"The Only Plane in the Sky: an Oral History of 9/11" (Avid Reader Press), by Garrett M. Graff People born at least a quarter-century ago probably remember the exact details of what they were doing...

Erik Larson’s next book centers on Nazi blitz of London

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NEW YORK (AP) — Erik Larson's next book tells a story he knows has been heard before. "The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz," which comes out...

‘The Cold Way Home’ is a heartbreaking blues song of a novel

"The Cold Way Home: a Novel" (Minotaur Books), by Julia Keller Julia Keller's eighth yarn featuring small-town West Virginia crime fighter Bell Elkins is a heartbreaking blues song of a novel, employing beauty to evoke...

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in "Beloved," ''Song of Solomon" and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit...

Review: Laura Lippman’s new stand-alone novel is superb

"Lady in the Lake" (William Morrow), by Laura Lippman Everyone wants to feel that he or she has an impact on the world or to have just one other person believe — no, know —...

‘This Side of Night’ is suspenseful, thought-provoking Texas-based crime novel

"This Side of Night" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by J. Todd Scott In Texas' Big Bend country, Sheriff Chris Cherry, the protagonist of J. Todd Scott's previous two novels, may finally have run into more than...

Review: A vile conspiracy is taken down in novel ‘Big Sky’

"Big Sky," by Kate Atkinson (Little Brown) Former soldier and policeman Jackson Brodie, who last appeared nine years ago in "Started Early, Took My Dog," makes his long-anticipated return in Kate Atkinson's new novel, "Big...

Steamy romance novelist Judith Krantz dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer Judith Krantz, whose million-selling novels such as "Scruples" and "Princess Daisy" engrossed readers worldwide with their steamy tales of the rich and beautiful, died Saturday at her Bel-Air home....