Displaying articles for: March 2010

Noir

A master of the sentence sends a P.I. in pursuit of the mysteries lurking in the detective novel. Read more...

Matterhorn

An ambitious new novel recreates the chaos of jungle combat in Vietnam -- from one who took part.

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Solar

From the author of Atonement and Saturday, a darkly comic take on modern science and climate change.

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Still Midnight

Family ties -- among criminals, victims, and police -- are at the bottom of a botched kidnapping in Glasgow. Read more...

Germania

Simon Winder takes a highly personal and humorous look at "Britain’s weird twin."

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Public and Private

Andrew Keen ruminates on J. D. Salinger, privacy, social networking, and The Fall of Public Man. Read more...

So Much for That

A woman's battle with cancer resonates with a wider sense of crisis over health care.

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The Ask

A tale of desperation, betrayal, fatherhood and fundraising.

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White Egrets

At the age of eighty, a great poet pits his voice against the encroaching shadows.

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Reality Hunger

A manifesto from David Shields urges a literature of the remix. Read more...

The Allure of Chanel

She claimed that her aspirations were "modest", but her designs made her a champion of liberation. Read more...

The Big Short

The author of Liars’ Poker finds the financial raiders who knew the bubble was destined to burst – and made a historic profit when it did. Read more...

The Birth (and Death) of the Cool

Is it finally actually hip to be square? Read more...

Lonelyhearts

A new dual biography focuses on the lives and times of Nathanael West and Eileen McKenney. Read more...

About a Mountain

Plans for the nation's largest nuclear waste dump inspire a look at the city in its shadow.

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The Surrendered

From the author of Native Speaker and Aloft, a story of war, tragedy and desire on an operatic scale. Read more...

Still Life

An author's investigation into the surprisingly long-lived world of taxidermy. Read more...

Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness

Ariel Gore's new book looks at the complex, sometimes unhappy, relationship modern women have with…happiness. Read more...

Mrs. Adams in Winter

The fascinating chronicle of a First Lady's journey across Europe—as an escaped Napoleon makes a renewed bid for power.

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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).