Displaying articles for: October 2008

A Lion Among Men

The author of Wicked returns to the Yellow Brick Road. Read more...

Goldengrove

A poetic elegy is the touchstone for a story of grief and transformation. Read more...

Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief

How Lincoln invented the role of commander in chief. Read more...

American Prince

The role of a lifetime: from Bronx boy to film royalty. Read more...

The Given Day: A Novel

The author of Mystic River resurrects the ghosts of Boston past. Read more...

Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy

How intellectual property law threatens to make pirates of us all. Read more...

Stalin's Children: Three Generations of Love, War, and Survival

A family memoir of love and endurance in the shadow of the KGB. Read more...

The Whiskey Rebels

An unpopular tax might tear apart the young Republic; can an ex-spy put a cap on the unrest? Read more...

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

An unlikely partnership investigates corporate misdeeds in Sweden. Read more...

The Widows of Eastwick

Updike?s three witches return to the site of their original sins. Read more...

The Stories and Essays of Katherine Anne Porter

Katherine A. Powers on the new Library of America edition of the collected stories and essays. Read more...

A Most Wanted Man

In a new world haunted by the threat of terrorism, spies and counterspies chase an enigmatic refugee. Read more...

Sea of Poppies

A polyglot adventure, set against the spectacle and suffering of the East India Company?s reign. Read more...

The Development

Metafiction among the McMansions. Read more...

The Speculator: Remembering Tom Disch

Paul Di Filippo on the career -- and final works -- of a multifaceted writer. Read more...

Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do

Why everything you know about political demographics is wrong. Read more...

Acedia and Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life

The author of The Cloister Walk grapples with the most misunderstood of the Seven Deadlies. Read more...

The Gone-Away World

A nameless hero leads the way in an adventure featuring kung fu savants, dirty wars, shattered reality, and a troupe of mimes. Read more...

Deconstructing Sammy

What happened to the Candyman? Read more...

The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs - Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006

New documents in sound, from a quest after the heart of American music. Read more...

My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq

A reporter retraces his father?s origins in one of the most little-known Jewish communities in the world. Read more...

Letters of Ted Hughes

The correspondence of one of the 20th century?s most compelling poets reveals a mind always ready to respond. Read more...

The Ghost in Love

A man escapes a date with death and finds himself borrowing the characteristics of his own ghost. Read more...

An Evil Guest

A Broadway-bound actress has her eyes on the stars -- but the stars have eyes of their own. Read more...

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

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).