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Updated Jul 30, 2015 at 8:25 AM

Despite recent criticisms of “Go Set a Watchman,” I eagerly anticipated the second installment of what had been rumored as Harper Lee’s “lost” novel.The iconic author of the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning “To Kill a Mockingbird” vowed she would never publish again after a few failed attempts. The author refused requests for interviews or public appearances. She was silent until the 2015 release of “Watchman.”

Updated Jul 28, 2015 at 9:17 AM

“The Fixer,” by Joseph Finder. Dutton, New York, 2015. 416 pages. $27.95.

Updated Jul 28, 2015 at 8:35 AM

Some published novels should never see the light of day. Ernest Hemingway’s reputation has suffered from the posthumous release of such wretched drafts as “True at First Light.” Papa Hemingway didn’t release them in his lifetime, and we can tell...

Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 8:21 AM

It’s been heartbreaking to see so many intelligent, well-intentioned people wringing their hands in horror at the release of “Go Set A Watchman,” Harper Lee’s sequel — or maybe rough draft — to “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Particularly at issue is the...

Updated Jul 23, 2015 at 2:46 PM

A mother and daughter book signing upstairs at The Gallery this Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. will feature the published works of Mount Shasta resident Michael Aiello and her daughter Ashley J. Barnard.

Updated Jul 21, 2015 at 8:13 AM

“The Spiral Notebook: The Aurora Theater Shooter and the Epidemic of Mass Violence Committed by American Youth,” by Joseph and Joyce Singular. Counterpoint, Berkeley, Calif., 2015. 289 pages. $26.

Updated Jul 14, 2015 at 9:28 AM

“The Mountain Story,” by Lori Lansens. Simon & Schuster, New York, 2015. 312 pages. $26.

Updated Jul 14, 2015 at 8:21 AM

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but sometimes it can’t be helped.

Updated Jul 13, 2015 at 1:04 PM

Reclusive 87-year-old author Harper Lee’s follow-up to "To Kill a Mockingbird" will be released tomorrow, but you can

Updated Jul 8, 2015 at 11:26 AM

A collaboration of local authors has produced a new field guide to the wildflowers on Mt. Shasta, featuring high quality reproductions of the wildflower watercolor paintings of Ed Stuhl. The book will be available locally in the next few weeks.

Updated Jul 6, 2015 at 1:12 PM

“Bitter Bronx: Thirteen Stories,” by Jerome Charyn. Liveright Publishing Corp./Division of W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 2015. 223 pages. $24.95.

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