Displaying articles for: January 2012

Adam Johnson

The author on books that help us understand North Korea today.

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Richard Rhodes

Reading recommendations from a writer of infinite curiosity.

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Lisa Hannigan

Great works of fiction and memoir from the singer's bookshelf.

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Sally Bedell Smith

The author of Elizabeth the Queen on three books that turn deep research into dazzling stories.

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Anita Desai

Chapters in a writer's life of reading.

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Bonnie Nadzam

Three works on big questions from the novelist's bookshelf.

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July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

Pastoral

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).