“November Road” (Morrow,) by Lou Berney
DENTS RUN, Pa. (AP) — Surrounded by dozens of stone-faced FBI agents on a frigid winter’s day, Dennis and Kem Parada stared down at the empty hole and knew something wasn’t right.
ORACLE, Ariz. — They lived for two years and 20 minutes under the glass of a miniature Earth, complete with an ocean, rain forest, desert, grasslands and mangroves. Their air and water were recycled, and they grew the sweet potatoes, rice and other food they needed to survive.
Reported cases of Spanish influenza in Bonneville County had reached 32 by the night of Oct. 17, 1918, with the first death reported a day earlier — a young man by the name of Johnson, aged 22, in a south side rooming house. News reports from other parts of the country indicated that New Yor…
“Under My Skin” (Park Row), by Lisa Unger
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Foreign tourists are flocking to a group of rocky islands a few miles off the coast of Peru’s capital for a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a chance to swim with sea lions.
“The Forgotten: How the People of One Pennsylvania County Elected Donald Trump and Changed America” (Little, Brown and Co.), by Ben Bradlee Jr.
For an ever-changing perspective on the fall foliage, try viewing the colors from a higher elevation by hiking, driving or taking a ski lift up one of New England’s mountains.
The 29-year-old surfer from Hawaii doesn’t participate in a lot of contests. Not really his thing.
WETHERSFIELD, Conn. — Teens and young adults say cyberbullying is a serious problem for people their age, but most don’t think they’ll be the ones targeted for digital abuse.
"Inside al-Shabaab: The Secret History of al-Qaeda's Most Powerful Ally" (Indiana University Press), by Harun Maruf and Dan Joseph
This week in 1918 the County Council of Defense adopted a resolution stating that “men who are known to be idlers and who infest the street corners will have to go to work at prevailing wages or go to jail.” The report in the Idaho Register said, “(Men) who have hundreds of acres of potatoes…
“Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography” (Crown Archetype), by Eric Idle
CINCINNATI (AP) — Look, up on the shelf! It’s Superman. There’s the king of the wild frontier himself, Davy Crockett. And over in that case is Davy Crockett again, except this time he’s Daniel Boone (we’ll explain later). And aaaaay! It’s The Fonz and the whole “Happy Days” family! A veteran…
PRAGUE — Prague’s fabled astronomical clock is returning to the Czech capital’s picturesque Old Town Square after a complex repair operation restored the medieval landmark to its former glory.
ROMAGNE-SOUS-MONTFAUCON, France — It was America’s deadliest battle ever, with 26,000 U.S. soldiers killed, tens of thousands wounded and more ammunition fired than in the whole of the Civil War. The Meuse-Argonne offensive of 1918 was also a great American victory that helped bringing an en…
A group of Bonneville County women seeking clothing for Belgian war victims got four times what they asked for this week in 1918. Led by Mrs. Kunter (married women rarely got their first names in the newspapers of 100 years ago) the group had been seeking to collect a ton. “(When) the total …
“An Absolutely Remarkable Thing” (Dutton), by Hank Green
BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — A museum in Wisconsin that contains the world’s largest collection of angels is closing.
“The Lost Carousel of Provence” (Berkley), by Juliet Blackwell
“The Infinite Blacktop” (Atria), by Sara Gran
NEW YORK — Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones — really. Like that time you checked Facebook at 3 a.m. Stats don’t lie.
Before climbing into the cockpit of his steam-powered rocket and blasting off across the Snake River Canyon, daredevil Eddie Braun scribbled two things on his bare chest in marker.
DUBROVNIK, Croatia — Marc van Bloemen has lived in the old town of Dubrovnik, a Croatian citadel widely praised as the jewel of the Adriatic, for decades, since he was a child. He says it used to be a privilege. Now it’s a nightmare.
“Button Man” (Minotaur), by Andrew Gross
“The Forbidden Door” (Bantam), by Dean Koontz
Bonneville County received news this week of its first young man in France to be killed in action, Charles L. Randall, son of Mrs. John Tulley. Although he was the third local to die in service to the war effort, the first had been fatally injured at training camp while the second had died o…
NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — A bedraggled kitten in North Carolina got a new nickname — “Survivor” — when it was pulled with its owner from floodwaters unleashed by Florence.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — With snowfall dwindling at the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, tourism promoters see an opportunity to stretch out the visiting season at the less popular side of the canyon so more people experience it and spend money in the region.
VILORIA, Spain — Even though he receives the occasional helping hand from his 22-year old son, Miguel Lander knows that the days of making charcoal the traditional way are counted in these remote valleys of northern Spain.
SALT LAKE CITY — A strange thing happened after Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew returned from the moon with lunar rocks: Many of the mementos given to every U.S. state vanished. Now, after years of sleuthing, a former NASA investigator is closing in on his goal of locating the whereabo…
“Tear Me Apart” (Mira), by J.T. Ellison
“Shadow Tyrants” by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison, (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
“The Guilty Dead” (Crooked Lane), by P.J. Tracy
“Vox” (Berkley), by Christina Dalcher
“Room to Dream” by David Lynch and Kristine McKenna (Random House)
“Dead Man Running” (Putnam), by Steve Hamilton
“The Other Woman” (Minotaur), by Sandie Jones
“Swift Vengeance” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons), by T. Jefferson Parker
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Millie Reddig will tell you she's not your average crazy cat lady.
ULSTER PARK, N.Y. (AP) — In most of the world, donkeys are beasts of burden, but the only job of the long-eared denizens of Donkey Park is to nuzzle, bray and beguile the diverse group of people who find comfort in their company.
“The Line That Held Us” (Putnam), by David Joy
“The Man Who Couldn’t Miss” (William Morrow), by David Handler
"Attention: Dispatches from a Land of Distraction" (Random House), by Joshua Cohen
BURLEY — Charles McBride propped himself on an elbow at his kitchen counter and sipped coffee with his brother.