Displaying articles for: May 2013

Khaled Hosseini Recommends 3 Great Reads

Khaled Hosseini launched his tour for And the Mountains Echoed last night in New York at the Barnes & Noble Union Square, and when interviewer Bill Goldstein asked him who he was reading a recommending lately, Hosseini said...

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Scares: A Guest Post by Benjamin Percy

In an alternate America with nightmarish overtones of our own, Benjamin Percy brings a keen eye for the wonder of the natural world in Red Moon, his page-turning take on the supernatural thriller and a Summer '13 Discover pick.  Percy writes about things that go bump on the road - and in his book - in a guest post for Discover Great New Writers.

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Deciding Which Stories to Leave Out: Ethan Rutherford and Matt Burgess in Conversation

Ethan Rutherford, author of  the surreal and fiercely funny story collection The Peripatetic Coffin (Discover, Summer '13) talks about the overlap between writing and music, his fear of losing sight of what a story is about, and throwing out "the Second Great American Whaling Novel", among other things, with with Matt Burgess, author of Dogfight: A Love Story (Discover, Holiday 2010).

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[Tap, tap]: The Summer 2013 Discover Great New Writers Season begins May 7th

Our Summer  2013 Discover Great New Writers season -- featuring  14 titles carefully chosen from hundreds of submissions -- begins Tuesday, May 7th.  By turns exhilarating and heartbreaking, lyrical and thought-provoking, these are the impressive short story collections, inspirational true stories, and the dazzling novels that the Discover selection committee members couldn't stop talking about.

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April 21: " 'Pull' includes 'invitations to tea' at which one hears smiling reminders that a better life is available to people who stop talking about massacres..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.