A Sacramento man has donated 13,000 books to the Friends of the Arden-Dimick Library, the largest donation the organization has ever received and one that includes works spanning topics from the Civil War to women’s studies.

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My annual sampling of summertime reading appeared in this space June 24, with this introduction: “Summer means travel, relaxation and the companionship of a can’t-put-it-down book or two, or more likely several.” The key word here is several, as my inventory of worthwhile page-turners – both fiction and nonfiction – continues to grow. Look at this as Part 2 and counting.
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The Rise Guys, a longtime fixture on Sacramento radio, are returning to the local airwaves on ESPN 1320 beginning July 28.
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William T. Vollmann is most relaxed when he’s in residence at his writing studio, a former Mexican restaurant in Sacramento’s Alkali Flat neighborhood. The walls are plastered with his paintings and wood block prints, and with dramatic pictures he’s shot during decades of global research for his eclectic, multi-award-winning body of nonfiction and fiction.
William T. Vollmann, the National Book Award-winning novelist-journalist-essayist-moralist who lives in Sacramento, has just published his first fiction in nine years, following a half-dozen nonfiction titles.

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