Displaying articles for: February 2012

The Guardians: An Elegy

Recalling a fallen friend.

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World on a Wire

Long before The Truman Show, the German director trapped his characters in a virtual world.

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No One Is Here Except All of Us

As war looms, a Romanian village chooses to reimagine the world.

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The Garden Intrigue

The latest outing of the Pink Carnation features Napoleonic espionage and love's triumph over some very bad poetry.

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The Annotated Emerson

A new collection helps readers to appreciate the "new yet unapproachable" American thinker.

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Watergate

The infamous cover-up  -- and the gossip surrounding it -- is at the heart of a novel about men and women vying for power.

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Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck: Why We Can't Look Away

The strange allure of catastrophe.

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Earth Works: Selected Essays

A new collection highlights the Emersonian bent of a midwestern writer.

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Girl Reading

A debut novel hints at connections between seven bookish women scattered through time.

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Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots

A woman renounces her strict religious upbringing.

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The Eiffel Tower

Scenes from an American family's sojourn in the City of Light, from the author's forthcoming memoir Paris in Love.

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

An award-winning reporter's "uncompromising and important" new look at daily life in a Mumbai slum.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

Eight new stories from an emerging master of the form seek "the narrow strait between hilarity and heartwreck."

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April 16: ""Blue pottery vases and bowls for flowers are most attractive, and certain blue books...will repeat and emphasize color."

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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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.

Dispute Over a Very Italian Piglet

Amara Lakhous delivers a mystery novel with its finger on the hot-button issues of today's Europe.  Immigration and multicultural conflicts erupt in the Italian city of Turin, as journalist Enzo Laganà looks to restore peace to his native burg.

Papers in the Wind

In this insightful novel by Eduardo Sacheri, a young girl left destitute by the death of her soccer-playing father is uplifted by the bold schemes of her uncle, his pals, and one newbie player to the professional leagues.