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Updated Sep 1, 2015 at 11:35 AM

“Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League,” by Dan-el Padilla Peralta. Penguin Press, New York, 2015. 312 pages. $27.95.Dan-el Padilla Peralta’s journey from the Dominican Republic to the United States when he was 4 years old was intended to be one leg of a round-trip. But his mother’s complicated pregnancy kept the family in New York City longer than expected.

Updated Sep 1, 2015 at 11:22 AM

“A Pattern of Lies” by Charles Todd sells for $25.99 and is published by William Morrow.

Updated Aug 26, 2015 at 11:21 AM

“Devil’s Bridge,” by Linda Fairstein. Dutton, 2015, New York. 384 pages. $28.

Updated Aug 3, 2015 at 11:09 AM

Animals have always been central to author Sara Gruen, an expatriate Canadian who now lives in western North Carolina.

Updated Aug 3, 2015 at 10:46 AM

Devouring your next favorite comic book or graphic novel used to mean settling in on your (pick age-appropriate furniture) rocking chair/bed/recliner with a (pick age-appropriate beverage) glass of milk/soda/cocktail and turning crinkly paper pages...

Updated Jul 30, 2015 at 10:24 AM

Despite recent criticisms of “Go Set a Watchman,” I eagerly anticipated the second installment of what had been rumored as Harper Lee’s “lost” novel.

Updated Jul 28, 2015 at 11:18 AM

“The Fixer,” by Joseph Finder. Dutton, New York, 2015. 416 pages. $27.95.

Updated Jul 28, 2015 at 10:34 AM

Some published novels should never see the light of day. Ernest Hemingway’s reputation has suffered from the posthumous release of such wretched drafts as “True at First Light.” Papa Hemingway didn’t release them in his lifetime, and we can tell...

Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 10:18 AM

It’s been heartbreaking to see so many intelligent, well-intentioned people wringing their hands in horror at the release of “Go Set A Watchman,” Harper Lee’s sequel — or maybe rough draft — to “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Particularly at issue is the...

Updated Jul 21, 2015 at 10:13 AM

“The Spiral Notebook: The Aurora Theater Shooter and the Epidemic of Mass Violence Committed by American Youth,” by Joseph and Joyce Singular. Counterpoint, Berkeley, Calif., 2015. 289 pages. $26.

Updated Jul 14, 2015 at 11:28 AM

“The Mountain Story,” by Lori Lansens. Simon & Schuster, New York, 2015. 312 pages. $26.

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