Displaying articles for: November 2011

Adam Gopnik

Three favorite books? An impossible choice.

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Tom Brokaw

Classic works of fiction and nonfiction from the broadcaster's bookshelf.

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Nile Rodgers

The musician and memoirist recommends classic page-turners from Dumas, Stevenson, and Herbert.

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Peter Sís

Works of enchantment, from the bookshelf of the artist and author.

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Roger Ebert

The film critic and author recommends three of his favorite works of fiction.

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July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

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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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
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).

Watching Them Be

What makes a film actor into a larger-than-life movie star? James Harvey's passionate, freewheeling essays explain why there are some faces (from Greta Garbo's to Samuel L. Jackson's) from which we cannot look away.

Landline

What if you called up the spouse on the verge of leaving you -- and instead found yourself magically talking to his younger self, the one you first fell for?  Rainbow Rowell, author of the YA smash Eleanor & Park, delivers a sly, enchanting take on 21st-century love.