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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April 17: "In less than three years, both GM and Chrysler would be bankrupt, and a resurgent Ford would wow Wall Street..."

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.