Today’s Book

Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson – Jeff Guinn

The New York Times bestselling, authoritative account of the life of Charles Manson, filled with surprising new information and previously unpublished photographs: “A riveting, almost Dickensian narrative…four stars” (People). More than forty years ago Charles Manson and his mostly female commune killed nine people, among them the pregnant actress Sharon Tate. It was the culmination of a criminal career that author Jeff Guinn traces back to Manson’s childhood. Guinn interviewed Manson’s sister and cousin, neither of whom had ever previously cooperated with an author. Childhood friends, cellmates, ...    Read More >


 

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The forest had claws and teeth.

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“Let’s hex ’um.”

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They'd driven all the way to Mr. Styles's house before Anna realized her father was nervous.

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There's something moving inside the walls of my body.

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Tonight... Dr. Aaron Pennington will draw his final breath.

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My curse preceded me into the squad room.

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It was a long drive and Eve cried most of the way home, because the big day hadn't gone the way she'd hoped, not that big days ever did.

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On the second Sabbat of Twelfthmoon, in the city of Weep, a girl fell from the sky.

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This summer I stayed a district away from home at my favourite uncle's house.

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