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Book: Franzen finds ‘Freedom’ with new novel

Freedom
By Jonathan Franzen. Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 562 pgs., $28.

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Book: Matthew Zapruder leads poetry’s resurgence

A poet for our generation

Come on All You Ghosts
By Matthew Zapruder. Copper Canyon Press; 111 pgs., $16.

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Book: Blame meat for heat

‘Diet for a Hot Planet’ gives tips for a climate-friendly diet

Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It

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Book: Irish crime novel a gripping read

Tana French's "Faithful Place"

Faithful Place
By Tana French. Viking Press; 416 pgs., $25.95.

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Book: Clear as mud

Tracing Kentucky’s art pottery can be murky

Clear as Mud: Early 20th Century Kentucky Art Pottery

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Book: Local author rummages through Hollywood’s sordid past

For four years, Andrew Schanie was the mind behind the Last Call Film Festival, an event tailor-made for Louisville’s drunkest film fans.

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Book: Finding the missing years in Louisville

And reliving the greatest year in Pittsburgh

With most sports franchises, the “missing years” probably occurred sometime long ago in the misty past.

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Book: A thorough examination of the Vocoder

How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop
By Dave Tompkins. Melville House/Stop Smiling Publishing; 335 pgs., $35.

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Book: Classics You May Have Missed

Two books share personal stories on war-torn lives

Three Came Home
By Agnes Newton Keith. First published in 1947.

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Book: Author succeeds with lighter vampires

MaryJanice Davidson releases “Undead and Unfinished”

Nowadays you can’t walk 20 feet in bookstores (and plenty of other locations) without seeing some reference to vampires.