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Updated Feb 3, 2016 at 9:32 AM

Elizabeth Marro’s affecting and beautiful first novel, “Casualties,” does not shy away from shame, regret and self-loathing — the underside of parenting. She takes us places we don’t want to go, makes us look, makes us feel. Her characters’ journey becomes ours and, as a consequence, we exult in their hard-won reckonings.

Posted Jan 28, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Beginning with “one electrifying night” in 1969 and continuing through the mid-1970s, Elvis Presley reigned as Las Vegas’ top nightclub act. But his first attempt to win over fans in that city 60 years ago was “a painful...

Updated Jan 22, 2016 at 5:40 PM

Life hasn’t been easy for Jett, the first major character created by two new authors. Jett’s story brings to life the struggles of an eighth grade student in the authors’ first fictional piece, “Cut Off.”

Updated Dec 18, 2015 at 3:57 PM

A new book written by a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher examines the development of personal conduct in relation to new technological, scientific and social changes that occur every day.

Updated Dec 11, 2015 at 8:08 PM

A new book written by a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher explores how the term “jazz” became a common word in the English language. The book is a result of over 25 years of research on the subject.

Updated Dec 2, 2015 at 8:19 PM

The James Memorial Public Library in St. James will play host to a special guest Friday, Dec. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. Santa Claus will visit with children in attendance and pose for free photos.

Updated Nov 27, 2015 at 4:40 PM

A new book edited by a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher discusses the ways communication and developing technologies can improve global food and water safety.

Updated Nov 26, 2015 at 10:55 AM

“The Crossing” By Michael Connelly. Little, Brown and Co., New York, 2015. 388 pages. $28

Updated Nov 10, 2015 at 12:50 PM

The Friends of the Rolla Public Library will host its semi-annual book sale later this week, with books that may make some great Christmas presents.

Updated Nov 10, 2015 at 12:07 PM

“Best New England Crime Stories: Red Dawn.” Level Best Books, 2015. 287 pages. $15.95

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