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Many claim that reading fiction can be a reliable, if temporary, escape from daily problems. For those St. Louisans whose troubles include lingering disappointment over the cancelled St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dogtown, a new novel by Wm. Stage may be just the diversion they need.

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Lee Ann Sandweiss, who describes herself as a St. Louisan currently living in Indiana, has written a memoir about life with her dog titled “Lock Ness! And Other Tales of Nessie the Scottie.” Sandweiss adds to a long-standing and growing genre of books about dogs and the people who love them.

The vintage-postcard-inspired cover of Bill Geist’s new book, “Lake of the Ozarks: My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America,” calls out to readers “Greetings from Yesteryear.” Geist writes a nostalgic love letter recalling his teenage summers working at Arrowhead Lodge, a Lake of the Ozarks…

At first glance, Chris Wilson’s book “The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose” looks like a straightforward inspirational story of how one man was able to overcome his circumstances and past misdeeds to achieve success. But it is much more. Wilson’s ability to ex…