Displaying articles for: April 2012

Peter Golden

The author of Comeback Love on three classics.

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Anna Quindlen

Books worth celebrating from the author of Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake.

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Charles Duhigg

Addictive reading selected by the author of The Power of Habit.

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Lionel Shriver

Fiction favorites from the author's shelves.

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A. J. Jacobs

The author of Drop Dead Healthy recommends some improving reading.

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Nick Harkaway

Three imaginative favorites from the Angelmaker author's shelves.

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Jonah Lehrer

The author of Imagine on creative thinkers from Virginia Woolf to Oliver Sacks.

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Kathryn Harrison

Classics with bite, recommended by the author of Enchantments.

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Lars Iyer

Recommendations that provoke and enchant from the Dogma author's bookshelf.

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April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

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.