Displaying articles for: October 2011

An Everlasting Meal

A book of gastronomic meditation that lingers over food the way guests linger at a good dinner party.

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Don't Shoot: One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America

A bracing account of one man's decades-long struggle to stanch urban violence.

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The Isle of Blood

An apprentice in the disciple of "monstrumology" must choose between an ordinary life and the thrill of the hunt.

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Wildwood

The lead singer of the Decembrists pens a novel filled with characters you might find in one of his songs.

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Something strange is afoot in this new novel about a "B student with a body count."

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April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangladeshi mathematician's past barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and spy-haunted Afghanistan in a page-turning tale of exile, intrigue and the price of friendship. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

The People's Platform

Once touted as the foundation for tomorrow's digital democracy, the Internet is increasingly ruled by a few corporate giants, while millions of contributors till its fields for free. Astra Taylor looks at why the web has failed to deliver a communitarian cyberscape, and offers a compelling case for restoring its original vision.

A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.