Displaying articles for: December 2012

The Last Dragonslayer

A familiar heroic formula gets a quirky twist from the author of The Eyre Affair.

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The Paris Deadline

A mystery of the City of Light in the Jazz Age.

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The Missing Ink: The Lost Art of Handwriting

A novelist's defense of paper and pen.

 

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Life Goes On

A novel of Germany during the rise of the Nazis -- and banned by Hitler's regime.

 

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Visionary Births

Three authors of fantasy and science-fiction for young readers take on the future of motherhood.

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Lazarus Is Dead

A biblical miracle is recast as an episode in the story of a long and unusual friendship.

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The Noir Forties

There was victory in Europe and the Pacific; but the big screen told the story of an anxious nation.

 

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July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

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).