“They All Fall Down” (Forge) by Rachel Howzell Hall
STENI VALLA, Greece — Near the northern Greek island of Alonissos lies a remarkable ancient shipwreck: the remains of a massive cargo ship that changed archaeologists’ understanding of shipbuilding in antiquity.
“Outside Looking In” (Ecco), by T.C. Boyle
“The Eighth Sister” by Robert Dugoni (Thomas and Mercer).
Tax Day is finally here once more. If you’re getting a refund, lucky you. But if you owe the government money, you may be worried that you have to pay the amount due by the filing deadline on April 15 — even if you asked for an extension.
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“Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View’” (Thomas Dunne Books), by Ramin Setoodeh
"Girl Most Likely" by Max Allan Collins (Thomas & Mercer)
NEW YORK — The video game industry is entering new frontiers.
DETROIT — Kibbles for Fido? Nope. These days he’s getting diced chicken with sweet potatoes and spinach.
HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. — Towering dinosaurs stand among fanciful mushrooms in the sloping backyard. A life-sized Fred Flintstone welcomes visitors near the front door. And by the driveway on the lawn is a giant “Yabba Dabba Do” sign in orange, purple and red.
“The Spectators” (Random House), by Jennifer duBois
“The Island of Sea Women (Scribner), by Lisa See.
SHILOH, WEST BANK — Deep in the West Bank, Israeli settlers have transformed an archaeological site into a biblical tourist attraction that attracts tens of thousands of evangelical Christians each year.
“Horizon” (Alfred A. Knopf), by Barry Lopez
“The Last Second” by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison (Gallery).
WASHINGTON — The upstart nation was a den of intellectual piracy. One of its top officials urged his countrymen to steal and copy foreign machinery. Across the ocean, a leading industrial power tried in vain to guard its trade secrets from the brash young rival.
"kaddish.com" (Alfred A. Knopf), by Nathan Englander:
“Spearhead: The World War II Odyssey of an American Tank Gunner,” by Adam Makos (Ballantine Books)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Army veteran Richard Bean Sr. died without anyone knowing that he and four other long-deceased Alaska Natives had used their Tlingit language to outsmart the Japanese during World War II.
The 1994 film “Forrest Gump” is one of those movies I like to re-watch every now and then. It’s got some memorable quotes — “life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get,” and it’s fun to see the title character’s brushes with fame and the famous. Forrest crosses…
COTTONWOOD — The story of the people who settled and developed this part of north central Idaho in the late 1800s and early 20th century continues to unfold at the Historical Museum at the Monastery of St. Gertrude.
BURLINGTON, Vt. — An 84-year-old pole vaulter isn’t putting her pole down anytime soon.
MIAMI — Every year, hundreds of pregnant Russian women travel to the United States to give birth so that their child can acquire all the privileges of American citizenship.
“The Liar’s Child” (Ballantine Books), by Carla Buckley
“The Last Act: a Novel” (Dutton), by Brad Parks
“Run Away” (Grand Central Publishing), by Harlan Coben
Four-year-old Alexis Lamb won’t eat dinner unless her best friend Prince is served first and can eat with the family. She climbs all over the rescue dog that Scott and Carrie Lamb adopted from Heart of Idaho Animal Sanctuary. She constantly dresses him in girly things.
“The Malta Exchange” (Minotaur), by Steve Berry
“The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming” (Tim Duggan Books), by David-Wallace-Wells.
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“The Widows: a Novel” (Minotaur), by Jess Montgomery
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Few experiences capture old New Orleans and the Mississippi River quite like a paddlewheel riverboat coming round the muddy bend with its tooting whistle horn, towering smoke stacks and water-churning propeller.
Some Idaho Falls families got some welcome news for Christmas this week in 1918 that their sons, previously reported missing in France, were alive and accounted for. The families of Paul Changnon and Heber Kelly, husband of Kate Mulliner Kelly, both received letters from their loved ones. Ch…
Private Thomas C. Neibaur of Sugar City was one of three American soldiers honored this week in 1918 with the Medal of Honor. The first member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to receive the medal, Neibaur, 20, distinguished himself on Oct. 16, 1918, in action at Landres-et…
On a chilly November morning, the Liquid Limo — Lake Pend Oreille’s resident mailboat — cut a solitary path across the water, slate-gray waves chopping at its underside. In the distance, a couple of boats sat at anchor, rocking gently.
Dr. Thomas Wilson, Idaho Falls’ city physician, reported only five new cases of influenza in the last week of November 1918, and that in his opinion the situation seemed to be clearing up. Still, it was no time for the community to let down its guard. “Speaking for his personal opinion of th…
While the Spanish Influenza seemed to be under some semblance of control in Idaho Falls and the Snake River Valley, grim tales were coming down from the north and Montana’s Centennial Valley. “The beginning of the epidemic there is accounted for by the fact that the body of a soldier who had…