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Halfway through this engaging and authoritative biography, I decided to interrupt my reading to look at some of its subject’s many stories and novels. After all, aren’t authors’ lives supposed to lead us back to their works? While Julian Hawthorne (1846-1934) is hardly a great writer like his father, Nathaniel, he is nonetheless a key figure in 19th-century genre literature, especially supernatural fiction.
Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a best-selling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic “Helter Skelter,” about the Manson family murders, died July 10 in San Francisco. He was 83. Read full article >>
In the midst of so much gloom, a little happy news out of Ukraine: Yelena Akhtiorskaya can’t resolve the separatist crisis or repel Vladimir Putin, but this 28-year-old writer from Odessa subordinates the violence of nations for a moment and offers the balm of laughter. Her first novel, “Panic in a Suitcase,” is equal parts borscht stew and Borscht Belt — an immigration comedy that can’t tell whether it’s leaving or coming to America.