Displaying articles for: June 2012

Ridley Pearson

Adventures in reading from the author's bookshelf.

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Daniel H. Wilson

The author of Amped recommends three books that unveil astonishing worlds.

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Andrew Keen

The Silicon Valley critic picks three vertigious reads.

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Adriana Trigiani

Three wide-ranging reads from the novelist's shelves.

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Buzz Bissinger

Selections from the sportswriter and memoirist's bookshelf.

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Catherine Chung

The novelist on unforgettable voices ancient and modern.

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Frances Mayes

Three transporting novels selected by the author of Under the Tuscan Sun.

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Chris Pavone

The author of The Expats picks his favorite books of the last year.

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July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

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).