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The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson. (Bloomsbury) Told in chapters that alternate between mother and son, Jackson’s raw, autobiographical novel describes a black family in Portland, Oregon, struggling with the cycles of poverty and addiction. Grace, just out of rehab, is determined to get her kids back. Her eldest, Champ, is in college but deals crack, convinced it’s the only way to achieve his dream.

Amy Bloom’s “Lucky Us: A Novel” and Tiphanie Yanique’s “Land of Love and Drowning”

Kelli Stanley captures San Francisco and the United States in latest novel about private eye Miranda Corbie

If you loved “The Chronicles of Narnia” as a child, “The Magician’s Land” is the book for you

Susie Wilde reports on kids’ reactions to some recent books

The current Ebola outbreak has revived interest in a 1994 book about the deadly virus: Richard Preston's "The Hot Zone."

Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets.

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.

The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival is ending operations after 37 years because of continuing financial struggles.

Sarah DessenBookwatch has become such a favorite in our house that we now record it. No matter th...

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