Displaying articles for: September 2011

Perfect

An arresting new novel-in-verse follows four Nevada teens as they try to come to terms with their flaws and limitations.

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The Friar of Carcassonne

In a corner of medieval France, one man's stand against the Inquisition.

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Chike and the River

The celebrated Nigerian novelist's tale of a child's journey into a larger world appears in its first American edition.

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Dreams of Significant Girls

Three girls from very different worlds find camaraderie in an old-fashioned boarding school facing radically changing times.

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July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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).