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Updated at 12:02 PM

Exams, graduation and leaving for college can be overwhelming for even the most studious kids. Now, imagine writing a book, too.

Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Since it was written by a colleague — Matthew Phillion, a fellow GateHouse Media journalist — I would have likely picked up “The Indestructibles” just as a show of support. But I challenge anyone to resist this plot description, whether you know...

Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 10:39 AM

“Lobster Rolls of New England: Seeking Sweet Summer Delight” Written by Sally Lerman, “The Lobster Gal” at lobstergal.com. Photos by Sally Lerman and Jane Shauck. Published by American Palate, a division of The History Press, Charleston, SC, 2014.

Updated Jul 14, 2014 at 4:17 PM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“The Empathy Exams” By Leslie Jamison. Graywolf Press, 2014. 226 pages. Paperback. $15.

Updated Jul 8, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Emma Gatewood popularized, among other things, minimalist extreme hiking. To hike all 2,050 miles of the rough and immature Appalachian Trail in 1955, she hand-sewed a yard of denim to form a drawstring sack and filled it with Band-Aids, bouillon...

Updated Jul 1, 2014 at 11:25 AM

A generation ago youth sports was just about that, the youth.

Updated Jun 30, 2014 at 11:10 AM

“Boiled Over: The Maine Clambake Mystery Series” by Barbara Ross. Kensington Books, New York, 2014. Paperback. $7.99.

Updated Jun 25, 2014 at 12:38 PM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“And the Dark Sacred Night,” by Julia Glass. Pantheon, New York, April 2014. 416 pages. $26.95

Updated Jun 5, 2014 at 3:25 PM

"Nerdfighters" will gather at the Hockessin Book Shelf next Friday night to celebrate the movie version of John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars." With trivia, games and a little philanthropy, the event promises to be more than "nerdfighter"-worthy.

Updated May 28, 2014 at 5:43 PM

What does a self-described history buff do when she retires? She writes a book detailing the lives of bootleggers and beer brewers during prohibition, of course.

Updated Apr 22, 2014 at 12:10 PM

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