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Wife of ‘Sniper’ author publishes book on grief

    Wife of ‘Sniper’ author publishes book on grief

The widow of famed “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle says in her upcoming book that she struggled with the idea of whether her husband’s killer should be executed.

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It isn’t rocket science with thesis comic

    It isn’t rocket science with thesis comic

MADISON, Wis. — Late last spring, a doctoral student worked late into the night. As she doodled, her chemistry thesis took on a life of its own, transforming into a comic book.

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Curtains might close on ‘Mockingbird’ play

    Curtains might close on ‘Mockingbird’ play

Each spring when the azaleas bloom, attorney Atticus Finch, daughter Scout and other characters from “To Kill a Mockingbird” come to life on the courthouse lawn in the Alabama hometown of author Harper Lee, who will release a sequel to her classic novel in July.

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Editor’s unveil anthology for Texas women

    Editor’s unveil anthology for Texas women

The female legacy in Texas is as strong as the women of all walks of life who have given themselves to art, writing and music.

A new anthology titled “Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song,” which celebrates this feminine heritage, was the subject of an event featuring poetry reading from anthology contributors Tuesday evening at Baylor’s Armstrong Browning Library.

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Winfrey selects Cynthia Bond’s ‘Ruby’ for new book club pick

    Winfrey selects Cynthia Bond’s ‘Ruby’ for new book club pick

From the very first sentence, Oprah Winfrey loved what became her latest book club pick. “I thought, ‘Wow, this is so good I have to wait until I actually have the time to absorb the language,’” said Winfrey, during a recent telephone interview with The Associated Press, of Cynthia Bond’s novel “Ruby.”

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Harper Lee to release first book in 55 years

    Harper Lee to release first book in 55 years

A recently discovered novel by Harper Lee will be published in July, her first since her acclaimed “To Kill a Mockingbird” was published in 1960.

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Love for literature, life shows bookworm way to dream

    Love for literature, life shows bookworm way to dream

As an undergrad at the University of Iowa, Arna Bontemps Hemenway, now an assistant professor in the English department at Baylor, would drive 20 minutes outside of town to the nearest Barnes & Noble just to peruse through the Discovered Author section.

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Lost Steinbeck work discovered

    Lost Steinbeck work discovered

In July 1944, Orson Welles wrapped up one of his wartime radio broadcasts with a brief, emotional reading of one of the country’s favorite authors, John Steinbeck.

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New book reveals designer’s inspiration through photos

    New book reveals designer’s inspiration through photos

Tory Burch’s new book is all about color, a compilation of the influences that inspire her, from people to music to art to culture to travel to home design.

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Documentary to explore audio nostalgia of video games

    Documentary to explore audio nostalgia of video games

Nostalgia sometimes comes in a thick soup of buzzes, beeps, trills and, of course, wakka-wakkas.

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