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Updated Nov 17, 2014 at 12:24 PM

“How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food” By Mark Bittman. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, 2014. 1056 pages. $35 hardcover.In 1,056 pages, Mark Bittman, a food writer who wants us to eat good food produced responsibly, makes his point: Good cooking doesn’t have to take hours.

Posted Nov 6, 2014 at 2:01 AM

CANANDAIGUA — Canandaigua writer Marci Diehl’s debut novel is a journey through history, love, womanhood and a surprise spy story. “What You Don’t Know Now” has eerie echoes of world events in 2014.

Updated Nov 4, 2014 at 10:42 AM

“Best Food Writing 2014” Edited by Holly Hughes. Da Capo Press, Boston, 2014. 400 pages. Paperback. $15.99.

Updated Nov 3, 2014 at 12:51 PM

“The Next Elvis: Searching for Stardom at Sun Records,” Barbara Barnes Sims (LSU Press)One thing Barbara Barnes Sims doesn’t do in “The Next Elvis,” the memoir of her time working at Sun Records in the late 1950s, is dish -- at...

Updated Nov 2, 2014 at 10:11 PM

HOPEWELL — Robert J. Sawyer's view of the future is optimistic, though it's a cautious optimism. It's one that believes humanity capable of doing great things — if humans decide on what's truly important to the species and...

Updated Oct 27, 2014 at 2:41 PM

“The Penguin Book of Witches” Edited by Katherine Howe. Penguin Group, New York, 2014. 321 pages, paperback. $17.

Updated Oct 22, 2014 at 1:21 PM

“Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” by Atul Gawande. Metropolitan Books, New York, 2014. 282 pages. $26.

Updated Oct 21, 2014 at 7:55 PM

HOPEWELL — Robert J. Sawyer, the science fiction author whose novel "Flashforward” was the basis for a 2009-10 television series by the same name, will visit Finger Lakes Community College on Sunday, Nov. 2, as part of the George M. Ewing...

Updated Oct 5, 2014 at 10:18 PM

HOPEWELL — The days are gone when comic books were low-profile kids stuff relegated to drugstore spinner racks and the occasional campy TV show.

Updated Oct 2, 2014 at 4:52 PM

While the original registration deadline has passed, there’s still time to get in on the Book Feast organized by Finger Lakes Community College. It’s a feast both for body, mind and soul, as participants enjoy a dinner and book discussion moderated...

Updated Sep 22, 2014 at 4:34 PM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“Women in Clothes” Edited and written by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leeanne Shapton and 639 others. Blue Rider Press/Penguin Group, New York, 2014.

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