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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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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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.