Read Like Sherlock Holmes

Celebrate Sherlock Holmes Day on May 22 by reading like the beloved fictional detective. Here are some titles that Sherlock might have enjoyed. Sherlock Holmes was a bit ahead of his time in employing forensics on the pages of Arthur Conan Doyle's books before it became popular with professional detectives and police forces. It has…
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Arbor Day Reads: Trees in Fiction

Have trees on your mind for Arbor Day? Scratch the itch by exploring fabulous fiction featuring trees.  Any discussion about trees in literature would not be complete without mentioning Richard Powers' sweeping Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Overstory. Featuring nine characters and spanning generations, the novel's series of interlocking stories of humans' relationships to trees, like…
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Stories of Impostors

Individuals who adopt a new identity or create a fictitious past make for intriguing narratives, especially in the true crime genre. Con artists, tricksters and impostors have claimed royal lineage, impersonated doctors and pilots, and have fraudulently sold historical buildings. The reason for their shams vary from greed to narcissism. Check out these absorbing stories of…
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