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Book Review: The EarthKeeper: Undeveloping the Future

How a successful real-estate broker changes himself--and his future--for the better. Read story.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944 – 1945 (Liberation Trilogy) by Rick Atkinson (Henry Holt)

This magisterial history was written in the service of a democratic vision. Read story.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Interview: Author James Claffey

The Carpinteria resident comes out with Blood a Cold Blue, a collection of short fiction stories. Read story.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Reading The Things They Carried

Thanks to the Santa Barbara Public Libraries and the NEA, The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien’s classic novel of the Vietnam War, is the talk of the town. Read story.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Big Read Essay Contest

The Independent and the S.B. Public Libraries are sponsoring an essay contest. Read story.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

S.B. Poets Give Reading

Paul Lobo Portugés and Michael Hannon will each read from their latest collections of poems. Read story.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Book Review: Charles Simic’s New and Selected Poems: 1962-2012

For 50 years, the poet has been writing consistently surprising and rewarding gems. Read story.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Mission Poetry Series Presents September Voices

The series celebrates the start of its fifth season with September Voices: Three Poets for the Autumn Equinox, a reading on September 21 at Granada Books. Read story.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Review: Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami

Gretel Ehrlich has taken the haibun and made it her own in this haunting account of the tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. Read story.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Lois Klein Brings New Poetry to Granada Books

Santa Barbara poet Lois Klein will read from and sign copies of he new book, Blooming Wild So Close to Home. Read story.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Book Review: Empty Mansions

A new book by investigative reporter Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr. shed light on the reclusive life of Huguette Clark. Read story.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Women’s Writing Workshop Draws on Mythology

Engaging the Feminine Heroic offers female writers a chance to examine their life stories through the frame of ancient myths. Read story.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Behind the Burly Q

Filmmaker/author Leslie Zemeckis documents the history of burlesque using stories from the original stars in her new book. Read story.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Review: Tenth of December

Oddly endearing characters inhabit George Saunders’ audacious stories. Read story.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Slow Is Fast

Dan Malloy, Kanoa Zimmerman, and Kellen Keene travel 700 miles by bicycle capturing the details in a book. Read story.

Thursday, August 22, 2013
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