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Updated Mar 25, 2015 at 10:49 AM

As a boy, Michael White was consigned to the “slow group” in school. He seemed to have trouble concentrating.In fact, White — who went on earn a Ph.D. — turned out to be a poet. He had a habit of locking onto objects and focusing on them obsessively, often to the neglect of whatever his teachers wanted him to be doing.That knack, or flaw, served him well in “Travels in Vermeer,” a memoir of his obsession with the 17th-century Dutch painter.

Updated Mar 17, 2015 at 10:08 AM

“Little Black Lies,” by Sandra Block. Grand Central Publishing, New York and Boston, 2015. 352 pages. $15 paperback.

Updated Mar 10, 2015 at 11:21 AM

“It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War” By Lynsey Addario. Penguin Press, New York, 2015. 357 pages. $29.95.

Posted Mar 8, 2015 at 3:00 PM

The McNeese State University SAGE series is presenting a lecture by author Warren Perrin titled, "The Queen's Royal Proclamation: An Apology for the Acadian Deportation," from 3 p.m.-4 p.m., Monday, March 9, in the La Jeunesse Room of Holbrook...

Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 12:53 PM

“My Sunshine Away” By M.O. Walsh. Amy Einhorn Books, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 2015. 320 pages. $26.95.

Updated Feb 26, 2015 at 9:15 AM

A prolific writer of poems and children's stories, Mary McKelvey of Vinton had been — for nearly four decades — a storyteller who had yet to be published. That is until late last year when a story that she wrote over 35 years ago for her...

Updated Feb 12, 2015 at 4:15 PM

While some eager viewers are champing at the bit (or ball gag, as the case may be) for this weekend’s big-screen release of “50 Shades of Grey,” we’re more in the mood for levity than the lash. If the raunch of this year’s must-see Valentine’s Day...

Updated Feb 12, 2015 at 2:37 PM

“Rizzoli & Isles: Die Again,” by Tess Gerritsen. Ballantine Books, New York, 2014. 330 pages. $27.

Updated Jan 26, 2015 at 3:17 PM

“The Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50” by Joan Price. Cleis Press, 2015. 396 pages. $22.95.

Posted Jan 19, 2015 at 5:00 PM

With those stories in-hand, the retired chemist began writing his first book, “Science, Skeptics, and UFOs: A Reluctant Scientist Explores the World of UFOs” in August 2011.

Updated Jan 19, 2015 at 1:58 PM

“The Silent Girls,” by Eric Rickstad. HarperCollins, New York. 416 pages. $11.99 paperback, available Jan. 25, 2015. E-book available now.

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