Displaying articles for: February 2013

The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend

Deep focus upon one of film's most revered classics.

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Valediction: Maurice Sendak's Final Voyage

In My Brother's Book, the beloved author delivers an elegant elegy and swan song.

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Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life

The joy of not knowing what could have been.

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See Now Then

A family's domestic drama carries the magnitude of Greek myth.

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How Literature Saved My Life

A candid critic's tribute to artifice-free art.

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Swoon

An all-inclusive blueprint of charming Lotharios through the ages.

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Vampires in the Lemon Grove

A horde of surreal short stories meld the commonplace with the supernatural.

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Mastermind

Unraveling the mystery of a fictional genius. 

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Give Me Everything You Have

A writer becomes the target of a student’s destructive obsession.

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The Reenactments

What happens to your memories when you watch De Niro play your dad?

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Sugar in the Blood

A historian's inquiry into her Caribbean roots becomes a journey into a plantation's cruelties.

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July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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).