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Updated Sep 22, 2015 at 9:06 AM

“My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South,” by Rick Bragg. Oxmoor House, September 2015. 256 pages. $27.95.When journalist, author and essayist Rick Bragg lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he lost 30 pounds and got healthy. A bagel, he writes, is a biscuit that’s been saved. When he got back to his South and those grilled shrimp on cornbread, the fried oyster po’boys, the footlongs and other traveling food like cracklin’s, well, “Help me, somebody.”

Updated Sep 15, 2015 at 12:42 PM

“Girl in the Woods” A memoir by Aspen Matis. William Morrow, New York, 2015. 372 pages. $24.99.

Updated Sep 8, 2015 at 6:06 PM

“Two,” photographs by Melissa Ann Pinney. Introduction and edited by Ann Patchett. With essays by Billy Collins, Edwidge Danticat, Elizabeth Gilbert, Allan Gurganus, Jane Hamilton, Barbara Kingsolver, Elizabeth McCracken, Maile Meloy, Susan Orlean,...

Updated Sep 1, 2015 at 12:33 PM

“Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League,” by Dan-el Padilla Peralta. Penguin Press, New York, 2015. 312 pages. $27.95.

Updated Sep 1, 2015 at 12:22 PM

“A Pattern of Lies” by Charles Todd sells for $25.99 and is published by William Morrow.

Updated Aug 26, 2015 at 12:21 PM

“Devil’s Bridge,” by Linda Fairstein. Dutton, 2015, New York. 384 pages. $28.

Updated Aug 5, 2015 at 9:34 AM

The idea of writing a collection of short stories for a book came to Nancy Powichroski Sherman as she was sitting on the sand at Rehoboth Beach about seven years ago.

Updated Aug 3, 2015 at 11:46 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 11:24 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 12:18 PM

“The Fixer,” by Joseph Finder. Dutton, New York, 2015. 416 pages. $27.95.

Updated Jul 28, 2015 at 11:34 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...

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