Displaying articles for: November 2008

I See You Everywhere

A new novel from the author of Three Junes traces parallel lives. Read more...

Just After Sunset

In these thirteen pieces, Stephen King shows off his love for the short story in all its moods. Read more...

The Sun and the Moon

A newspaper editor's most famous triumph was a masterpiece of nonsense. Read more...

The School on Heart's Content Road

A new novel from the author of The Beans of Egypt, Maine. Read more...

Love Is the Drug: Memoirs of Sexual Addiction

Two new books explore passion as pathology. Read more...

Champlain's Dream

The life of the man whose journeys mapped what was once New France. Read more...

Classical Chinese Poetry: An Anthology

A new anthology unlocks centuries of a grand tradition in verse. Read more...

Outliers: The Story of Success

Is there any way to predict genius? Read more...

To Siberia

Siblings yearn to escape their hometown's grip in this spare tale. Read more...

Florence Nightingale: The Making of an Icon

Was she a great humanitarian? A medical visionary? Or something else entirely? Read more...

Words vs. Grammar: What Makes English English?

What's so special about English, anyway? Read more...

Views You Can Use: Atlases 2008

Two new atlases offer contrasting philosophies of mapmaking. Read more...

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

The contentious tenure of one of America's most iconic figures. Read more...

Unholy Business: A True Tale of Faith, Greed and Forgery in the Holy Land

The tale of a box of bones that might have altered two millennia of faith -- but were they real? Read more...

2666

In this posthumously published epic, the author of The Savage Detectives builds a fictional universe out of the enigma of a real-world tragedy. Read more...

True Crime: An American Anthology

A new anthology of writing that blurs the line between reportage and suspense. Read more...

Roads to Quoz

The intrepid traveler returns from another journey to an unknown America. Read more...

Before the First Line

Want Shakespeare to blurb your book? Consider an epigraph. Read more...

Facing Unpleasant Facts and All Art Is Propaganda: Orwell's Essays

Two new volumes of essays showcase the dauntless power of a mind set against illusions. Read more...

Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!

The surreal start to an illustrious comics career. Read more...

The Wordy Shipmates

The orgin of an American myth, served up with 21st-century dressing. Read more...

The Black Tower

One of the founders of modern police work, on the case in Paris.

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A Mercy

The Nobel laureate pits the power of love against the ravages of existence in colonial Virginia. Read more...

April 21: " 'Pull' includes 'invitations to tea' at which one hears smiling reminders that a better life is available to people who stop talking about massacres..."

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.