Displaying articles for: May 2013

Amy Brill

The Movement of Stars' author on thrilling tales of female scientists.

 

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Matthew Goodman

The author of Eighty Days on five literary voyages that find the narrative in history.

 

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Rick Atkinson

In honor of Memorial Day, the Guns at Last Light author on his favorite World War II books.

 

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Caroline Leavitt

Is This Tomorrow's author on suburban crimes, broken hearts, and bygone eras.

 

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Sophie Kinsella

The Wedding Night author on tales of love and matrimony.

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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.