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Mr. Bourbon

Historian Michael Veach traces bourbon’s heritage in ‘Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey’

Michael Veach stands up from behind the stacks of books on the table and clinks a pocketknife against a snifter glass.


Book: ‘It’s totally normal to not be normal’

The Bloggess releases ‘Let’s Pretend This Never Happened’

Best known as “The Bloggess,” the irreverent and unpredictable Jenny Lawson is a blogger and author of the book “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened,” which relates thro


Book: A rambling mess of a ‘Holiday’

Commentator loses focus on his path

‘Every Day is an Atheist Holiday’
Written by Penn Jillette. Blue Rider Press; 288 pgs., $25.95.


Book: What happened in Haiti after the quake?

In new book, reporter Jonathan Katz examines what went wrong

As the only full-time U.S.


Book: Loverman

A new view of the real Franz Kafka

‘Kafka in Love’
By Jacqueline Raoul-Duval. Other Press; 288 pgs., $15.95.


Book: Novelist Stewart gives tense relationships a home

What keeps the bonds of family strong? Security, trust and support rank high, of course. But many would also add that a sense of place is important.


Book: Conversing with a conversationalist

Brian Michael Till has interviewed some of the most powerful people on the planet

For most soon-to-be college graduates, the road often traveled involves either a summer backpacking through a foreign country or worrying about how to pay off their Titanic-sized student loan debt.


Season’s readings

10 cool books to cozy up with this winter


By Alice Munro

Knopf, 319 pgs., $26.95


Book: Use your words

A look at rhetoric and how to speak like a world leader

‘Words Like Loaded Pistols: Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama’
By Sam Leith. Basic Books; 312 pgs., $26.99.


Book: School’s out

A local artist and musician’s fresh start

Carrie Neumayer has pursued three things over the past 15 years and has learned that, sometimes, something’s got to give.