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June 18, 2006
Until I Find You By John Irving Ballantine Books / 825 pages / $15.95 For those who can't get enough of John Irving, there is a great deal to have of him here in a humongous novel about a man born to a tattoo-artist mother and an absconding, church-organist father. "Irving remains loyal to his models, Charles Dickens, George Eliot and Thomas Hardy," Joan Mellen wrote here last year. "Fiction for Irving, as for those masters, is biography, the full life of a protagonist, engaging if also substantially flawed."
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June 18, 2006
Until I Find You By John Irving Ballantine Books / 825 pages / $15.95 For those who can't get enough of John Irving, there is a great deal to have of him here in a humongous novel about a man born to a tattoo-artist mother and an absconding, church-organist father. "Irving remains loyal to his models, Charles Dickens, George Eliot and Thomas Hardy," Joan Mellen wrote here last year. "Fiction for Irving, as for those masters, is biography, the full life of a protagonist, engaging if also substantially flawed."
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | November 7, 1998
The expanded Random House Inc. facility on the edge of Westminster is poised to become the sole national distribution center for all of its titles by mid-2000."
BUSINESS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | November 7, 1998
The expanded Random House Inc. facility on the edge of Westminster is poised to become the sole national distribution center for all of its titles by mid-2000."
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By Linda Lowe Morris and Linda Lowe Morris,Staff Writer | March 4, 1992
A cookbook is being recalled because of a single reference to a potentially poisonous ingredient.The book is "Great Cakes" by Carole Walter, published last November by Ballantine Books. The problem occurs on page 499 in a section on tips for decorating cakes called "Finishing Touches." Lily-of-the-valley, a poisonous flower, was included with a list of edible flowers that could be used as decoration.Eating lily-of-the-valley could cause such symptoms as upset stomach, irregular heartbeat and other circulatory problems, according to a statement by the publisher.
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By DAVE BARRY | September 8, 1991
From the forthcoming book, "Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need," by Dave Barry. To be published by Ballantine Books in October 1991. Copyright 1991 by Dave Barry. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by permission of Ballantine Books, A Division of Random House Inc. Excerpts distributed by Tribune Media Services Inc.Family travel has been an American tradition ever since the days when hardy pioneer families crossed the Great Plains in oxen-drawn covered wagons, braving harsh weather, hostile Native Americans, unforgiving terrain, scarce food, and -- worst of all -- the constant whining coming from the back seat:"Are we there yet?"
NEWS
March 12, 1995
Ian Ballantine, 79, a prolific publisher who founded three major paperback companies and believed that people would read a variety of books if they were affordable and accessible, died Thursday of a heart attack in Bearsville, N.Y. He and his wife, Betty, launched Penguin U.S.A. in 1939, reprinting imported classics.They left Penguin in 1945 to start Bantam Books, where their first list included "Life on the Mississippi" by Mark Twain, "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck and "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | September 11, 2005
My 10-year-old granddaughter has ADHD. She has been prescribed Concerta and Ritalin and takes both pills every morning. At a family party, my wife and I noticed that our granddaughter's pants looked three sizes too large. She was constantly pulling them up. I asked my daughter about this. She said the medicines have affected the girl's appetite and are also causing sleeping problems. She just nibbles and picks at her food, so her mother gives her vitamins. She is short for her age and extremely thin.
ENTERTAINMENT
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 3, 2005
Five Quarts: A Personal and Natural History of Blood By Bill Hayes. Ballantine Books. 304 pages. $23.95. Blood. It seems a strange and rather sticky subject for a book of popular nonfiction, yet even the squeamish will find something to enjoy in Bill Hayes' Five Quarts: A Personal and Natural History of Blood. Hayes' offbeat, breezy narrative traverses history, science, religion, legend and popular culture in examining the stuff that pulses throughout our 60,000 miles of arteries, veins and capillaries.
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By Stephen Seplow and Stephen Seplow,Special to The Sun | July 23, 1995
'Sleepers,' by Lorenzo Carcaterra. 404 pages. New York: Ballantine Books. $23There is already serious controversy in the legal and publishing worlds of New York over whether 'Sleepers' is non-fiction, with names and dates changed to protect the innocent, or fiction, because no one can remember the case or find it in the newspaper libraries.Frankly, I don't give a damn. Fact or fiction, 'Sleepers' is a hell of a read; a taut, compelling sociology of lower-middle-class tribalism in Hell's Kitchen, the tense neighborhood west of Broadway, in the early and mid-1960s.
FEATURES
By Linda Lowe Morris and Linda Lowe Morris,Staff Writer | March 4, 1992
A cookbook is being recalled because of a single reference to a potentially poisonous ingredient.The book is "Great Cakes" by Carole Walter, published last November by Ballantine Books. The problem occurs on page 499 in a section on tips for decorating cakes called "Finishing Touches." Lily-of-the-valley, a poisonous flower, was included with a list of edible flowers that could be used as decoration.Eating lily-of-the-valley could cause such symptoms as upset stomach, irregular heartbeat and other circulatory problems, according to a statement by the publisher.
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By DAVE BARRY | September 8, 1991
From the forthcoming book, "Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need," by Dave Barry. To be published by Ballantine Books in October 1991. Copyright 1991 by Dave Barry. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by permission of Ballantine Books, A Division of Random House Inc. Excerpts distributed by Tribune Media Services Inc.Family travel has been an American tradition ever since the days when hardy pioneer families crossed the Great Plains in oxen-drawn covered wagons, braving harsh weather, hostile Native Americans, unforgiving terrain, scarce food, and -- worst of all -- the constant whining coming from the back seat:"Are we there yet?"
ENTERTAINMENT
By Marla Matzer and Marla Matzer,Knight Ridder/Tribune | April 11, 1999
"Brave Dames and Wimpettes," by Susan Isaacs. Ballantine Books. 112 pages. $8.95.Women as doctors. Women as lawyers. TV and movies are doing a good job of depicting strong, accomplished women, right?Not really, according to Susan Isaacs. The best-selling author of "Compromising Positions" and "Almost Paradise" has written the very readable "Brave Dames and Wimpettes" for Ballantine's Library of Contemporary Thought. The book examines, as its subtitle states, "What Women Are Really Doing on Page and Screen."
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By BEVERLY MILLS | August 13, 1995
Q: Our 3-year-old son has recently started getting up in the middle of the night and staying awake for two to three hours. He entertains himself by telling stories and singing. He's very crabby the next day. What can we do?A: "This is very common behavior in children who are over-tired," says Marc Weissbluth, author of "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child" (Ballantine Books)."He's either nap-deprived or he's staying up too late at night," says Dr. Weissbluth, a pediatrician in Chicago, Ill., and former director of the Sleep Disorders Clinic at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
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