Displaying articles for: January 2013

Artful

Phantom authors haunt the pages of Ali Smith’s unclassifiable new work.

 

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The Day My Brain Exploded

A memoir of a mind, ravaged and rebuilt.

 

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The Painted Girls

A novel of Belle  Époque Paris, through the eyes of a dancer-turned-studio-muse.

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Heads in Beds

Room Service Confidential: a hotelier's tell-all.

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The Pinecone

How an English church was transformed into a work of highly personal art.

 

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Travels with Epicurus

A Mediterranean quest combines with a philosophic take on aging.

 

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The Barbarous Years

A century of ambition and bloodshed in Colonial America.

 

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Compulsive Reading: Young Adult Fiction in 2012

A  reader looks back over a trailblazing year in novels for teens.

 

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My Autobiography

The comedic icon of the silent film era unspools the drama of a suitably dramatic life -- in his own voice.

 

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April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangladeshi mathematician's past barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and spy-haunted Afghanistan in a page-turning tale of exile, intrigue and the price of friendship. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

The People's Platform

Why is the Internet - once touted as the democratizer of the future - ruled by a few corporate giants, while countless aspirants work for free? Astra Taylor diagnoses why the web has failed to be a utopian playing field, and offers compelling ways we can diversify the marketplace and give voice to the marginalized.

A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.