Displaying articles for: November 2011

The Apple Lover's Cookbook

Delicious recipes paired with an in-depth guide to 59 apple varieties.

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Past Perfect

Summer love in a village committed to colonial reenactment.

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Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage

The life of the "first person of African descent in the Americas to publish a book."

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Lightning Rods

An ingenious way to prevent sexual harassment becomes big business.

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Bird on Fire

A study of urban sustainability in Phoenix finds troubling realities.

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The Apothecary

Plucked from her California home, a young girl discovers a world of magical potions in 1950s London.

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City of Orphans

When a street urchin's sister is framed, he must venture into the cesspool of New York City to clear her name.

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Burnout

The morning after a crazy night forces a young woman to ask herself some serious questions.

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April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

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.