Displaying articles for: June 2013

Kristopher Jansma

On devotion, malice, and the pursuit of "something new" in fiction.

 

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Sheila Heti

Stories of duality and contrast from the author of How Should a Person Be?

 

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Domenica Ruta

The author of With or Without You on memoirs as revealing and captivating as her own.

 

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Anton DiSclafani

On journeys to prewar London, Kyoto's gardens, and an Oregon orchard.

 

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Dean Koontz

The suspense master on five books his beloved character Odd Thomas would recommend.

 

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Colum McCann

The author of the new novel TransAtlantic on his other favorite books of this year.

 

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July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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).