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For the Birds

A Guide to Field Identification: Birds of North America Robbins, Bruun, and Zim 1966 Submitter: In addition to being a librarian, I’m a bird geek – and being a librarian bird geek, I have a long-standing personal beef with out-of-date field guides. Show More Summary

A Bible Story for the Kids

I Am Joseph Cohen 1980 Submitter: I am a fan of Barbara Cohen, author of such classics as The Carp in the Bathtub and Molly’s Pilgrim, but this is not an appropriate picture book for children! The complex sentence structure! The language!...Show More Summary

Teen Dating Again

The Teen-Ager You’re Dating Christian view of sex for girls about boys for boys about girls Riess 1964 Books about teen love/dating/sex are a staple here at ALB. They usually have the same themes, such as boys are out of control and it’s up to girls to keep them in check, or sexy clothes and […] The post Teen Dating Again appeared first on Awful Library Books.

Books of The Times: A New Biography Traces Tiger Woods’s Mythical Rise and Fall

Like a pair of supersleuths, Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian reconstruct the golfer’s life and offer new angles on old stories.

Nonfiction: Can Donald Trump Be Impeached?

Two new books examine the modern presidency and the possibility of removing Donald Trump from office.

Nonfiction: Coming of Age as Performance Art: An Outsider in 1970s Japan

Ian Buruma’s memoir, “A Tokyo Romance,” recaptures his youthful experiences in the avant-garde film and theater world of the postwar city.

Nonfiction: When Doctors Don’t Listen to Women

Abby Norman’s “Ask Me About My Uterus” describes her quest to get proper medical attention.

Nonfiction: Trust Your Own Heart, Write Your Own Story and Fight On

In “Dear Madam President,” the Clinton campaign’s former communications director, Jennifer Palmieri, tells young women how to succeed in politics.

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Goes From Stage to Page

In an inversion of the usual adaptation process, the creators of the hit musical are releasing a novel based on the play.

Review: ‘Leonora and Alejandro’ and One Rather Trippy Encounter

A new show draws on the art and writings of Leonora Carrington and Alejandro Jodorowsky, and gives viewers a peek into an expansive world.

Nonfiction: Science’s Invisible Women

Two new books, Patricia Fara’s “A Lab of One’s Own” and Claire L. Evans’s “Broad Band,” put women back into the history of science.

Grant Wood at the Whitney Both Thrills and Disappoints

The first New York retrospective in 35 years of this Regional painter has ups, downs, detours and lots to see and think about.

The Desert Oracle Gives You the Desert

Pacific Standards profiles Ken Layne who quietly started the popular quarterly literary magazine, Desert Oracle for a town of 8,000 people. Now it has gained far more readers than that as it highlights works related to the American desert. Show More Summary

Gord Downie wasn’t just a rock star—he was a real poet, too

Downie's lyrics leapt out of radio playlists 'because his use of language was so evocative, so rich with meaning and allusion' The post Gord Downie wasn’t just a rock star—he was a real poet, too appeared first on

What are the Next Steps When Divorce is Inevitable?

  Marriage is not always easy. Many married couples go through tough times and some manage to come through it stronger than ever. Unfortunately, there are some couples who cannot seem to get past their problems and divorce becomes inevitable. When this happens, there are a few steps that you will need to take to […]

8 Easter Activities for Everyone

If you’re hosting the Easter celebrations this year, and are still looking for ways to make your party fun and exciting for everyone, then here are 8 Easter activities that both kids and adults will like: 1. Bunny Hop Set a starting point and a finishing point. The contestants have to put their legs inside […]

Books newsletter: Barry Gifford, Book Festival news, calligraphy for Nowruz and more

Good morning! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, books editor of the L.A. Times, with this week’s newsletter. THE BIG STORY Barry Gifford is famous for his tales of outsiders, including Sailor and Lula in “Wild at Heart.” Jim Ruland sits down with the author in his Berkeley studio to talk about his inspirations,...

'The Best Part of the Story': New short fiction by Barry Gifford

Roy and four other boys, all of them twelve or thirteen years old, were standing in front of Papa Enzo’s Pizza Parlor talking and smoking cigarettes, just hanging out even though the temperature outside was well below freezing. A foot of snow had fallen the day before, most of it had hardened and...

Today’s pirate gold is the Patagonian toothfish

Catching Thunder describes a thrilling sea chase across the Southern Ocean to prevent the illegal poaching of this endangered species

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