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BOOK REVIEW: Full Measure by T. Jefferson Parker

Join bestselling author T. Jefferson Parker at Writers Read at the Fallbrook Library, 124 S. Mission Road, on Sept. 23 at 6 pm for an early launch of Full Measure. Parker will also be visiting the Encinitas Library at 12:15 pm Oct. 18.

History’s answer to the caterwaul of the contemptible

Some days, there seems no succor against the raging ignorance that plagues the United States. But others, there’s hope, and today, history has an answer: hearing loss.

COMMENTARY: On abortion clinic buffer zones and busybodies

I do know that if the Supreme Court justices decide against Massachusetts’ law, anti-abortionistas will have a hell of a party, because the decision could put other state and municipal buffer laws at risk.

Book review: "Flyover Lives" by Diane Johnson

A life’s story need not be heartrending to be interesting, to be memoir-worthy, and bestselling novelist Diane Johnson’s new Flyover Lives is one of those memoirs that proves it.

BOOK REVIEW: "The Mango Bride" by Marivi Soliven

Marivi Soliven, a San Diego-based author of short stories and essays, launches her debut novel and will do a reading on Tuesday, July 9 in Fallbrook.

COMMENTARY: Who’s been hit with the stupid stick?

It’s been so, so stupid in political La-La Land of late. Bad stupid! One might have thought we’d enjoy a reprieve after the presidential elections. But, no.