UA Press goes beyond academia with various books for Tucson readers | Books

Bill Finley Special to the Arizona Daily Star A first-time visitor to the University of Arizona Press might assume they should approach from the left, park near the corner of Rigorously Academic and Sternly Professorial, and head for the nearest ivory tower. If so, it may take a while to find it. True, UA Press … Read more

Bookish People, by Susan Coll book review

Placeholder while article actions load Susan Coll knows books. Not only did she write the novels “The Stager,” “Acceptance” and “Beach Week,” but she also spent years working in an independent bookstore. (For Washington, DC, readers, it’s Politics and Prose.) Her new novel, “Bookish People,” makes witty use of her experience. Set almost entirely inside … Read more

Criminals Abound: 10 Kinds Of Crime Plots

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. I’ve recently written about the types of plots readers can encounter in murder mystery books and mystery books that don’t focus on murder. This time I wanted to look at the kind of plots you can expect between … Read more

Book review of Formidable: American Women and the Fight for Equality: 1920-2020 by Elisabeth Griffith

Placeholder while article actions load A confession: A few pages into historian Elisabeth Griffith’s book, I felt the weariness of a lifelong feminist. Who needs to read this encyclopedic account of the last 100 years of women’s fight for equality? By the time I finished the introduction, my mood had shifted. Who needs this steamroller … Read more

Soon-to-be-released book sheds light on the ‘Walleye: A Beautiful Fish of the Dark’ – Grand Forks Herald

GRAND FORKS — Paul Radomski is the author of the soon-to-be-published “Walleye: A Beautiful Fish of the Dark.” A fisheries biologist and lake ecology scientist by trade, Radomski, of Brainerd, Minnesota, has extensive background both as an angler and as a biologist who deals with fisheries management issues. Radomski, who previously co-authored “Lakeshore Living: Designing … Read more

The best recent poetry – review roundup | Books

It Must be a Misunderstanding: New and Selected Poems by Coral Bracho, translated by Forrest Gander (Carcanet, £15.99)The influential Mexican poet turned 70 last year, and this generous introduction to her work is beautifully translated by Forrest Gander, himself a leading US poet. When the second poem begins, “Time will open out / like an … Read more