Displaying articles for: March 2012

Salad for Dinner

A hearty helping of recipes that will have you excited to eat your leafy greens.

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Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction

An anthology of short stories and poems unveils the world of 21st-century adolescence in Japan.

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Contents May Have Shifted

High-flying tales of life and love from the author of Cowboys Are My Weakness.

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Going Solo

The surprising appeal of living alone.

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Boy21

A novel about broken lives and basketball.

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Freedom's Cap

The story of the U.S. Capitol's renovation during a period of tumult.

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The Disenchantments

Unsure of what to do after high school, a young man decides to tour the Pacific Northwest with his rock band.

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

A lonely boy finds hope in friendship.

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April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

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.