Displaying articles for: April 2012

Alison Bechdel: The Balancing Act

The cartoonist and author of the memoir Are You My Mother? on writing, therapy, and a daughter's quest for love.

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Kevin Smith: Tough Talk

The Clerks director talks about his new book, his popular podcasts, and his impending retirement from film.

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Kelle Hampton: "The Good, the Bad, the Beautiful"

The author of a new memoir about parenting a child born with Down syndrome talks about learning to change her worldview, one day at a time.

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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).