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Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 9:08 AM

Some people struggle to talk about suicide and mental illness.Not Mariel Hemingway.Her grandfather, the famed writer Ernest Hemingway, took his own life — as did six other relatives, including her actress sister, Margaux Hemingway — and many others in her family have also battled mental-health problems.

Updated Sep 22, 2015 at 8:05 AM

“My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South,” by Rick Bragg. Oxmoor House, September 2015. 256 pages. $27.95.

Updated Sep 15, 2015 at 11:40 AM

“Girl in the Woods” A memoir by Aspen Matis. William Morrow, New York, 2015. 372 pages. $24.99.

Updated Sep 1, 2015 at 11:34 AM

“Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League,” by Dan-el Padilla Peralta. Penguin Press, New York, 2015. 312 pages. $27.95.

Updated Sep 1, 2015 at 11:23 AM

“A Pattern of Lies” by Charles Todd sells for $25.99 and is published by William Morrow.

Updated Aug 26, 2015 at 11:24 AM

“Devil’s Bridge,” by Linda Fairstein. Dutton, 2015, New York. 384 pages. $28.

Updated Aug 3, 2015 at 11:09 AM

Animals have always been central to author Sara Gruen, an expatriate Canadian who now lives in western North Carolina.

Updated Aug 3, 2015 at 10:47 AM

Devouring your next favorite comic book or graphic novel used to mean settling in on your (pick age-appropriate furniture) rocking chair/bed/recliner with a (pick age-appropriate beverage) glass of milk/soda/cocktail and turning crinkly paper pages...

Updated Jul 30, 2015 at 10:24 AM

Despite recent criticisms of “Go Set a Watchman,” I eagerly anticipated the second installment of what had been rumored as Harper Lee’s “lost” novel.

Updated Jul 28, 2015 at 11:16 AM

“The Fixer,” by Joseph Finder. Dutton, New York, 2015. 416 pages. $27.95.

Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 10:21 AM

It’s been heartbreaking to see so many intelligent, well-intentioned people wringing their hands in horror at the release of “Go Set A Watchman,” Harper Lee’s sequel — or maybe rough draft — to “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Particularly at issue is the...

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