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...

July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

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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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).

Watching Them Be

What makes a film actor into a larger-than-life movie star? James Harvey's passionate, freewheeling essays explain why there are some faces (from Greta Garbo's to Samuel L. Jackson's) from which we cannot look away.

Landline

What if you called up the spouse on the verge of leaving you -- and instead found yourself magically talking to his younger self, the one you first fell for?  Rainbow Rowell, author of the YA smash Eleanor & Park, delivers a sly, enchanting take on 21st-century love.