Displaying articles for: August 2011

Alexandra Fuller

Reading to unveil the inner life of Africa.

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Lev Grossman

The author of The Magician King recommends three books about codes of manners, codes of honor, and codebreakers.

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Dave Stewart

A songsmith traces his storytelling roots.

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Vanessa Carlton

The singer-songwriter picks books she'd travel a thousand miles to read.

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Jane Fonda

Three illuminating reads, chosen by the actress and author.

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Chick Corea

A musical legend on reading for relaxation -- and inspiration.

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Grant Morrison

Three recommendations from the comic book writer's shelves.

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July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

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).