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Jill Murphy’s obituary | Children and adolescents

Children’s author and illustrator Jill Murphy, who died of cancer at the age of 72, has been loved from generation to generation for her picture books that capture the essence of childhood in a way that both realistic and magical. His career began at the age of 24 when his …

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Chad Blair: Understanding Hawaii Through Your Data

It seems every two weeks staff scramble to find our most recent copy of the Pacific Business News “Book of Lists” here at the Civil Beat offices in Kaimuki. It’s an invaluable resource of insightful and insightful data about Hawaii – the richest zip codes (96821, for Aina Haina-Niu Valley, …

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Anderson’s Bookshops turns 40 in September

Anderson’s Bookshop has roots in Downers Grove for 41 years, and next month the independent business celebrates its current location at 5112 Main St. Anderson’s is a sixth generation family-owned bookstore that dates back to the founding in 1875 of WW Wickel Pharmacy (now Oswald’s Pharmacy), which sold books and …

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A brief history of summer reading

When the days grow longer and the mercury begins to rise, the pounds appear. Pocket books smeared with sunscreen are stored in beach bags and backpacks, sprinkled on picnic tables and placed in the hollows of hammocks. Like their siblings the summer blockbuster and the summer song, they come: Summer …

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