Displaying articles for: May 2012

Peter Cameron

The Coral Glynn author attempts the impossible: picking three favorite books.

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Bhi Bhiman

Favorites from the singer-songwriter's shelves.

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Graham Swift

Imaginative classics from the novelist's bookshelf.

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Rachael Sage

The singer recommends three moving reads.

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Amanda Quick

The author of Crystal Gardens on haunting works of Victorian mystery.

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Susan Vreeland

A treasure trove of good reading from the author's shelves.

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Vanessa and Helen Williams

Inspiring reading recommendations from a mother-daughter duo.

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Hari Kunzru

The novelist highlights three modern classics from around the world.

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April 24: "[The HST] lifted a curtain from our view of the universe, changing it so profoundly that no human can look at the stars in the same way..."

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangladeshi mathematician's past barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and spy-haunted Afghanistan in a page-turning tale of exile, intrigue and the price of friendship. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

The People's Platform

Once touted as the foundation for tomorrow's digital democracy, the Internet is increasingly ruled by a few corporate giants, while millions of contributors till its fields for free. Astra Taylor looks at why the web has failed to deliver a communitarian cyberscape, and offers a compelling case for restoring its original vision.

A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.