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"The Lost Pianos of Siberia” is deep, romantic as title implies

One of the pleasures of doing this column comes when readers send book suggestions.

Workampers, widows and wheel estate – Book v film of "Nomadland"

Author Jessica Bruder was probably the kind of kid who looked behind the screen and found the wizard working the mic. She is drawn to writing about American subcultures, often by living and traveling with her subjects.

Wyndmoor author's timely novel of college scandals

If ever there was a timely novel, it is Nancy Allen's “Grace.”

Mt. Airyite, 79, authors unique Alzheimer's kids' book

“Miss Lillian” Clark, was inspired to create her latest labor of love by her granddaughter, Alleya. The idea for an Alzheimer's book geared to children continued to percolate until she finally finished “I Am Not Myself.”

A Look Back at “Rango”

Johnny Depp playing a standup chameleon.

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Live theatre returns, slowly and carefully

After 17 months of no live theater, and thousands of show people out of work, theater is gradually beginning to return to productions that people can attend in person rather than online.