12 books to get you to the end of summer

12 books to get you to the end of summer

Placeholder while article actions load Already, it’s August. Perhaps you’ve read all the books on that summer list you made back in May. Perhaps you have yet to begin. Perhaps you just want to start this whole summer reading thing over again. No matter. We’re here to help, with 12 books to carry you into … Read more

Book has insight, no clear answer on Northam yearbook photo

Book has insight, no clear answer on Northam yearbook photo

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia author’s investigative effort to uncover the origins of a racist photo on Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page has ended inconclusively, according to the author, who has written a book that offers new details about the 2019 scandal and the former governor’s remarkable political survival. “Of course, I would … Read more

Here’s where to find independent bookstores in Central Florida

Here’s where to find independent bookstores in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. – Print is not dead, despite society’s best efforts. Around the world, independent booksellers shelve stories in little shops still. According to the American Booksellers Association, the group has 2,023 members running 2,561 locations across the country. Eighty-five new bookstores have opened since January, and 207 members are looking at opening new stores. … Read more

Rivers brought me heart-shattering loss – then gave me a home | Science and nature books

Rivers brought me heart-shattering loss – then gave me a home |  Science and nature books

something happens to our brains when we stare at moving water: a sort of broad, effortless attentiveness. Psychologists call this state “soft fascination” and suggest that in it we might find relief from anxiety and mental fatigue, an opening up to freewheeling patterns of thought. Spend a quiet hour on a riverbank watching water slide … Read more