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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July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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).