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'1954': A glimpse of baseball's dramatic changes

 September 21, 2014; Updated: 4:45 pm

As the pennant races head into the fall stretch, it's worth remembering that 60 years ago the sport of baseball was changed permanently as African-American players began to establish their presence in the major leagues and would transform the sport.

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Books for children - Sept. 21

 September 21, 2014; Updated: 4:38 pm

Reading suggestions for children.

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Premium Content It's "Personal" in Lee Child's latest thriller

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 2:16 pm

Lee Child

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Premium Content Groton Public Library hosts author Susan Elderkin

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 1:57 pm

British authors Susan Elderkin and Ella Berthoud have a refreshing and new theory on feeling better and it’s called bibliotherapy.

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Premium Content Griswold Point - so much history in one small place

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 11:46 am

Wick Griswold has just published a book titled "Griswold Point: History From the Mouth of the Connecticut River," but as much as it is about place, the book is about the many famous, infamous, and fascinating people in the Griswold...

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Review: ‘Bad Feminist’ essays are sharp, funny

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 2:49 pm

Roxane Gay may call herself a bad feminist - she cops to loving pink and dancing to misogynist music - but she is a badass writer.In her new collection of essays, "Bad Feminist," Gay argues that she needn't fit a mythologized image of a...

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Books for children - Sept. 14

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 3:46 pm

"The Endurance: Shackleton's Perilous Expedition in Antarctica" by Meredith Hooper, illustrated by M. P. Robertson, Abbeville Kids, 28 pages

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Richards on new book, Stones tour, solo music

 September 11, 2014; Updated: 5:58 pm

There's one person who knew Keith Richards would become Keith Richards: his grandfather.

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Premium Content Meet local authors at Mystic & Noank expo

 September 11, 2014; Updated: 12:13 pm

If you can read, you've probably figured out we live in a region blessed with an expansive batch of fine writers.In that spirit, the Second Annual Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library Local Authors Expo takes place Saturday...

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Premium Content Author Jeffrey Eugenides reads in Stonington

 September 11, 2014; Updated: 12:37 pm

I've often thought ancient Greek culture ultimately failed because no one could pronounce anyone else's name: Euripides, Aeschylus, Pisistrates ... no "Allen" or "Jimmy" to be found.I'd hoped we were finished with such things, but...

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Premium Content Authors do lunch at Bank Square Books

 September 8, 2014; Updated: 7:00 pm

Novelists Laird Hunt and Matthew Thomas will be at an authors luncheon at Bank Square Books from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Premium Content Beethoven biography is fit for a legend

 September 7, 2014; Updated: 3:24 pm

It’s almost impossible to see Beethoven with fresh eyes. His music surrounds us, whether you know it or not, and those who can’t recognize a note of it surely recognize the archetype he inspired.

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Books for children - Sept. 7

 September 7, 2014; Updated: 2:41 pm

BOOKS TO BORROW"Amos & Boris" by William Steig, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 28 pages

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Premium Content Benn and Boyle are back on the case

 September 6, 2014; Updated: 6:08 pm

Over the course of several books set in Europe during World War II, Hadlyme novelist James R. Benn has created a much-loved and indelible character named Billy Boyle.

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Premium Content R.J. Julia hosts author Emily Arsenault

 September 4, 2014; Updated: 12:26 pm

Separately or together, siblings Kate and Jeff Battle might be thought of as underachievers. Still, things are looking up when Kate, struggling to finish her PhD dissertation, agrees to dog-sit for Jeff's new girlfriend, Kim. But when Kim...

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Author’s ode to crosswords is right on the mark

 August 31, 2014; Updated: 4:59 pm

If you love solving crosswords, you know how it feels to be in the fraternity. There's the rush of matching wits with a mysterious puzzle-maker, the thrill of nailing an elusive answer and the satisfaction of filling in the final...

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Books for children - Aug. 31

 August 31, 2014; Updated: 6:33 pm

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Dunham, Poehler, Harris among those with books this fall

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 3:48 pm

So many memoirs are coming out this fall, written in so many ways.

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Book offers insightful look at digital-age clutter

 August 24, 2014; Updated: 11:43 am

I fall asleep to the glow of Netflix and, when I awake, begin the digital litany of my day: the relentless email and news, the Facebook and Twitter feeds, the blogs and mindless videos, and on and on. I remember somewhat vaguely when I...

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Books for children - Aug. 24

 August 24, 2014; Updated: 12:55 pm

BOOKS TO BORROW"The Name Jar" by Yangsook Choi, Alfred A. Knopf, 32 pages

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Premium Content Stephen Baker's author luncheon at Bank Square Books

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

It's a fun time to be a science fiction writer since Techno Geniuses come up with crazy new stuff every day for you to play with, plot-wise. You don't have to be Jules Verne.Still, Stephen Baker has taken a somewhat familiar concept...

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Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 5:30 pm

Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted "Little House on the Prairie" fans a more realistic, grittier view of frontier living.

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Premium Content A 'Tempting' book event in Old Lyme

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 12:35 pm

Jane Green of Westport wrote her 14th novel, "Family Pictures," cozying up to the fireplace at the Bee & Thistle Inn in Old Lyme last winter.

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Haruki Murakami’s new novel journeys to the past

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 7:44 pm

Haruki Murakami's new novel is yet another risky reunion with the past.

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Books for children - Aug. 17

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 3:49 pm

BOOKS TO BORROW

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