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Relax with these great reads!

“When We Were Orphans” by Kazuo Ishiguro From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize-winning novel “The Remains of the Day” comes this stunning work of soaring imagination. Kazuo Ishiguro has the extraordinary talent of pulling you so deeply into the mind of an Englishman that you lose yourself. That stiff upper lip and valiant attitude of the mid-century United Kingdom is one of the main characters in many of his works. In “The Remains of the Day,” this is personified in the English butler who comes to the end of his...

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Book reviews: Wind down the summer with these interesting reads

“How To Become a Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender” by Mike Chase Strange laws reflect strange times. Frankfort once had a statute that made it illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your pocket. I couldn’t imagine why that was necessary, but research revealed it was enacted to deter horse thieves from luring horses away. Today when Congress can’t seem to pass any appropriate legislation, it’s interesting to look back and realize that perhaps former legislators went a bit overboard. With “How to Become a Federal Criminal,” I was hoping to discover obscure federal...

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