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Can’t wait for “True Detective 2″? Dive into Ross Macdonald’s California noir masterpieces

<b>Colin Farrell in "True Detective" (HBO/Lacey Terrell)</b><p>The legendary writer of psychoanalytic mysteries captured the culture of postwar California better than anyone<p>Scott Timberg<p>May 16, 2015 10:00pm (UTC)<p>Noir-heads and private-eye fans have long known that the detective novels of Ross Macdonald hit a …

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5 Books that Lived Up to the Hype

What’s the most common element in the universe? If you paid attention in school, you might answer hydrogen, but you’d be wrong. The most common …

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Some Luck

• <b>Author:</b> Jane Smiley<p><b>Longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award</b><p>From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize<i>:</i> a powerful, engrossing new novel—the life and times of a remarkable family over three transformative decades in America.<p>On their farm in Denby, Iowa, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored …

All the Light We Cannot See

• <b>Author:</b> Anthony Doerr<p><b>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE</b><br>From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant <i>New York Times</i> bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the …

Phoenix Island

• <b>Author:</b> John Dixon<p><b>WINNER OF THE BRAM STOKER AWARD FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL</b><p>John Dixon’s critically acclaimed <i>Phoenix Island</i> reads like “<i>Lord of the Flies</i> meets Wolverine and <i>Cool Hand Luke</i>” (F. Paul Wilson, creator of Repairman Jack). For fans of <i>The Bourne Identity</i>, Alex Rider, …

The Stolen Ones

• <b>Author:</b> Owen Laukkanen<p><b>The blistering new novel from the author of the multi-award-nominated The Professionals—“Laukkanen is one of the best young thriller writers working today” (Richmond Times-Dispatch).</b> <i><br>When you’ve got nothing left, you’ve got nothing left to lose.</i><p>Cass County, Minnesota: A …

The Republic of Thieves

• <b>Author:</b> Scott Lynch<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p><b>“A bright new voice in the fantasy genre” (George R. R. Martin), acclaimed author Scott Lynch continues to astound and entertain with his thrillingly inventive, wickedly funny, suspense-filled adventures featuring con artist extraordinaire Locke Lamora.</b> …

The Sins of the Father

• <b>Author:</b> Jeffrey Archer<p>On the heels of the international bestseller <i>Only Time Will Tell</i>, Jeffrey Archer picks up the sweeping story of the Clifton Chronicles….<p>Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced …

Only Time Will Tell

• <b>Author:</b> Jeffrey Archer<p>From the internationally bestselling author of <i>Kane and Abel</i> and <i>A Prisoner of Birth</i> comes <i>Only Time Will Tell</i>, the first in an ambitious new series that tells the story of one family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph.<p>The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s …

Funny Girl

• <b>Author:</b> Nick Hornby<p><b>From the bestselling author of High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down comes a highly anticipated new novel.</b><br>Set in 1960's London, <i>Funny Girl</i> is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue …

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Bloomberg’s Soda Ban Is All About Common Sense

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on sugary drinks is good for you, New York, and for the rest of the country, too.<p>And here’s something else, a …

Kansas House Approves Drug Testing For Welfare Applicants, Elected Officials

The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation that would require drug testing for members of the state Legislature along with those seeking welfare and unemployment benefits.<p>The bill moves back to the state Senate, which approved the legislation earlier …

Common Drug Has The Potential To Slow Aging, Boost Cancer Recovery

Some exciting research from the University of Montreal has found that the drug metformin, commonly prescribed for diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), has the potential to slow aging and fight cancer. The study, published in <i>Aging Cell</i>, found that metformin reduces the body’s production of …