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Updated Aug 26, 2015 at 9:22 AM

“Devil’s Bridge,” by Linda Fairstein. Dutton, 2015, New York. 384 pages. $28.Not far into Linda Fairstein’s 17th Alexandra Cooper crime novel, New York City prosecutor Cooper is mysteriously yanked into a black SUV. In that moment, the voice readers have known for 16 volumes goes silent.

Updated Aug 3, 2015 at 8:51 AM

Devouring your next favorite comic book or graphic novel used to mean settling in on your (pick age-appropriate furniture) rocking chair/bed/recliner with a (pick age-appropriate beverage) glass of milk/soda/cocktail and turning crinkly paper pages...

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.

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

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