Displaying articles for: July 2012

Marcus Samuelsson

Flavorful reading from the chef's shelves -- and kitchen.

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Jenny Lawson

The Bloggess recommends three books to remind readers of the darker side of life.

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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Reading favorites selected by the singer-songwriter.

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Mark Haddon

Mind-expanding reading from the novelists bookshelf.

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Shawn Colvin

The singer-songwriter recommends three favorites.

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Paul French

The author of Midnight in Peking on masterpieces of true crime writing.

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Linda Fairstein

Three classics from the bestselling author's bookshelf.

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Antony Beevor

The author and historian on books that shed light on a global cataclysm.

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Kevin Bleyer

The author of Me the People has some modest proposals for your reading list.

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July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

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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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
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).

Watching Them Be

What makes a film actor into a larger-than-life movie star? James Harvey's passionate, freewheeling essays explain why there are some faces (from Greta Garbo's to Samuel L. Jackson's) from which we cannot look away.

Landline

What if you called up the spouse on the verge of leaving you -- and instead found yourself magically talking to his younger self, the one you first fell for?  Rainbow Rowell, author of the YA smash Eleanor & Park, delivers a sly, enchanting take on 21st-century love.