Displaying articles for: May 2011

James Gleick

The author of The Information on three works of literary genius.

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Barbara Eden

The actress uncorks three magical reads.

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Ann Packer

Three works of fiction about loss -- of loved ones, cherished places, and even long-held ideas.

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Katie Couric

The former CBS Evening News anchor on three favorites.

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Hilary Winston

Three surprisingly earnest picks from the comedienne and author.

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John Scalzi

The science-fiction author on three writers whose voices resonate long after the pages are turned.

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Anna Quindlen

Three engrossing reads from the shelf of the accomplished novelist and commentator.

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Patrick Rothfuss

Works of adventure to inspire the heart and the imagination.

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E. L. Doctorow

Works that illuminate the mind at play and the body under stress.

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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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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).