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Updated Feb 12, 2015 at 4:14 PM

While some eager viewers are champing at the bit (or ball gag, as the case may be) for this weekend’s big-screen release of “50 Shades of Grey,” we’re more in the mood for levity than the lash. If the raunch of this year’s must-see Valentine’s Day movie leaves you unsatisfied, consider these parody alternatives. For the record, we did not make any of these up, and all can be purchased through online booksellers.

Updated Feb 12, 2015 at 2:37 PM

“Rizzoli & Isles: Die Again,” by Tess Gerritsen. Ballantine Books, New York, 2014. 330 pages. $27.

Updated Feb 11, 2015 at 7:06 PM

The Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee is partnering with Rolla Books and Toys to host a book drive benefitting the Rolla Parents as Teachers (PAT) program.

Updated Feb 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM

While many dread the cold and the hassle that comes with the long winter months, Martha Dinsdale is proud to confess that she loves it; so much so that she has written a new children's book all about it.

Updated Jan 28, 2015 at 7:31 PM

Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was a successful, charismatic and tough gangster, but he was neither a visionary who founded the Las Vegas Strip nor a pathological killer, says Missouri University of Science and Technology historian Larry Gragg...

Updated Jan 26, 2015 at 3:16 PM

“The Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50” by Joan Price. Cleis Press, 2015. 396 pages. $22.95.

Updated Jan 23, 2015 at 6:18 PM

Mothers can learn to worry less and fathers can learn to lead more with a new book called “New School Parents-Old School Parenting: Maybe Our Grandparents Were Right,” written by Rolla couple, Bryan and Carisma Rush.

Updated Jan 19, 2015 at 1:58 PM

“The Silent Girls,” by Eric Rickstad. HarperCollins, New York. 416 pages. $11.99 paperback, available Jan. 25, 2015. E-book available now.

Updated Jan 12, 2015 at 11:05 AM

“Essays After Eighty” by Donald Hall. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston/New York, 2014. 144 pages. $22.

Updated Jan 5, 2015 at 7:33 PM

Ultra-high-temperature ceramics that melt at temperatures above 3,000 degrees Celsius are the focus of a new collection of research findings co-edited by Dr. William Fahrenholtz, curators' professor of ceramic engineering at Missouri University of...

Updated Jan 5, 2015 at 12:49 PM

“Nora Webster,” by Colm Toíbín. Scribner, New York, 2014. 384 pages. $27.Colm Toíbín’s newest novel, “Nora Webster,” is set in the late 1960s and early ’70s in County Wexford in southeast Ireland.

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