Review: ‘No Man’s Land’ by David Baldacci is action-packed
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Review: ‘No Man’s Land’ by David Baldacci is action-packed

WAKA TSUNODA, Associated Press “No Man’s Land” (Grand Central Publishing), by David Baldacci David Baldacci’s typical action thriller often features a character in dire emotional straits. This gives the novel dramatic depth and intensity, making it an unforgettable read. It has a strong element of science fiction, is action-packed and thought-provoking. His latest, “No Man’s … Continue reading

Hungary’s Nobel-winning author Imre Kertesz laid to rest
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Hungary’s Nobel-winning author Imre Kertesz laid to rest

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Imre Kertesz, the Hungarian writer who won the 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature, was laid to rest Friday in the National Burial Garden in Budapest’s Kerepesi Cemetery. “Fatelessness,” his most famous book, was based largely on his teenage experiences in Nazi death camps. Kertesz’s work frequently reflected on the fate of … Continue reading

Ferrante, Pamuk up for Man Booker International Prize
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Ferrante, Pamuk up for Man Booker International Prize

LONDON (AP) — Elusive Italian author Elena Ferrante and Turkish Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk are among six finalists for the Man Booker International Prize for fiction. Ferrante’s Neapolitan tale “The Story of the Lost Child” and Pamuk’s Istanbul-set “A Strangeness in My Mind” are on a shortlist, announced Thursday, that includes books from Asia, Africa … Continue reading

Vatican official: Colleague pressured me, not journalists
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Vatican official: Colleague pressured me, not journalists

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Vatican monsignor said Tuesday he never felt threatened by two journalists to whom he passed confidential documents — but did fear the colleague who introduced them. Monsignor Angelo Lucio Vallejo Balda, a former high-ranking official in the Vatican’s finance office, made the concession during cross-examination Tuesday in the Vatican’s leaks … Continue reading