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Review: Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall
Who is Helen Hadley Hall and how does she attract and retain love slaves, one wonders upon eyeing the book cover, Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall? The promise of the carnal “how-to” in the title of James Magruder’s novel is betrayed and replaced by a wickedly funny and achingly insightful novel in its stead.

2:16PM Fri. Jan. 6, Barbara Chisholm Read More | Comment »

Hey, Grownups! More Graphic Novels!
Looking for a gift for some comics-loving friend this holiday season, citizen? Or want to get yourself a little something decent in the way of sequential art in a good-looking package? Because you deserve it, really, just for having survived almost another whole year on this planet without resorting to homicide or suicide or some other sad 'cide?

4:00PM Tue. Dec. 13, 2016, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Hey, Grownups! Graphic Novels!
Looking for a gift for some comics-loving friend this holiday season, citizen? Or want to get yourself a little something decent in the way of sequential art in a beautifully designed package? Because you deserve it, really, just for having survived almost another whole year on this planet without resorting to homicide or suicide or some other sad 'cide?

4:30PM Tue. Dec. 6, 2016, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

My Father’s House: A Moment With Bruce Springsteen
Winding from the entrance around the back of the building and down Sixth Street, the line at BookPeople on Thursday bustled with hundreds of people waiting to get a picture taken with Bruce Springsteen. The event, supporting his memoir Born to Run, allegedly sold out 1,200 tickets in one minute. I’m somewhere in the middle of the queue, trying not to throw up.

11:10AM Fri. Dec. 2, 2016, Libby Webster Read More | Comment »

The Mystery: What’s on Kleinfeld’s List?
Kleinfeld? That’s Lenny Kleinfeld, of course: The man who left Chicago for a business trip to L.A. and, more than 30 years later, still hasn’t returned. The man who introduced the world to the stalwart detectives Bergman and Dunegan and all the homicide-riddled shit they have to deal with in that Windy City of theirs.

4:00PM Wed. Nov. 30, 2016, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

These New Crime Thrillers Make Killer Presents
You’ve got time to read, they’ve got time to bleed.

10:00AM Wed. Nov. 30, 2016, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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Springsteen Is Born to Sign in Austin
Bruce Springsteen has extended his current tour and just announced a stop in Austin Thu., Dec. 1. By the way, that's a book tour, not a music tour – the Boss is pushing his new memoir, Born to Run – but look at it this way: You won't hear him play at this BookPeople event, but you'll get closer to him than you would at a concert.

10:30AM Tue. Nov. 22, 2016, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Looking From the Outside
With Selim Özdogan
A prolific and cross-cultural Turkish-German author, Selim Özdogan recently made the temporary move to America, working in residence at the University of Michigan. While in the U.S., he made time this past week to fly to Austin to speak about his new novel, in which a Turkish-German teenager journeys to Istanbul to understand his roots.

2:30PM Tue. Nov. 15, 2016, Katarina Brown Read More | Comment »

Eating the Fudge
Sitting across the table from Dr. Paige Schilt, who’s dressed in a retro black polka-dot dress and red drop earrings, two colorful seashell tattoos covering her shoulders, I can’t help but feel like I’m meeting a local celebrity.

10:00AM Sat. Nov. 5, 2016, Mary Cantrell Read More | Comment »

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