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Updated Nov 24, 2014 at 8:55 AM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“Stone Mattress: Nine Tales” By Margaret Atwood. Doubleday, 2014. 273 pages. $25.95.No matter how amusing, preposterous or absurd her characters’ situations are, Margaret Atwood never fails to steer her people through it. There is always the soft heart of humanity waiting. And in “Stone Mattress,” a collection of nine short stories, that kind of literary target practice is Atwood’s great accomplishment.

Updated Nov 17, 2014 at 11:23 AM

“How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food” By Mark Bittman. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, 2014. 1056 pages. $35 hardcover.

Posted Nov 11, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Fifth annual event

Updated Nov 4, 2014 at 9:43 AM

“Best Food Writing 2014” Edited by Holly Hughes. Da Capo Press, Boston, 2014. 400 pages. Paperback. $15.99.

Updated Nov 3, 2014 at 11:52 AM

“The Next Elvis: Searching for Stardom at Sun Records,” Barbara Barnes Sims (LSU Press)One thing Barbara Barnes Sims doesn’t do in “The Next Elvis,” the memoir of her time working at Sun Records in the late 1950s, is dish -- at...

Updated Oct 27, 2014 at 1:40 PM

“The Penguin Book of Witches” Edited by Katherine Howe. Penguin Group, New York, 2014. 321 pages, paperback. $17.

Posted Oct 23, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Author of multiple award-winning book visits Augusta

Updated Oct 22, 2014 at 12:21 PM

“Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” by Atul Gawande. Metropolitan Books, New York, 2014. 282 pages. $26.

Posted Sep 25, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Author's Brunch on Oct. 18th

Updated Sep 22, 2014 at 3:34 PM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“Women in Clothes” Edited and written by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leeanne Shapton and 639 others. Blue Rider Press/Penguin Group, New York, 2014.

Updated Sep 15, 2014 at 3:29 PM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year” By Tavis Smiley with David Ritz. Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2014. 288 pages. $30.

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