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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April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

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.