Displaying articles for: March 2011

Memento Mori

A new poem from the former Poet Laureate and author of the just-published collection, Horoscopes for the Dead.

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The Mighty Walzer

Is Man Booker Prize-winner Howard Jacobson's The Mighty Walzer the Great English Language Ping-Pong Novel?

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The Free World

In this engaging debut novel, a family's exile from the Soviet Union opens up the possibility for adventure.

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Great Soul

A new life of Mahatma Gandhi reveals the power and paradox of one of the century's towering figures.

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You Think That's Bad

Tales that travel around the globe and into the depths of the heart.

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Baseball in the Garden of Eden

The "sharp operators, connivers, and mighty strange customers" who nurtured the national pastime.

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The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise

An unlikely guide to getting ahead in business, from the verbally inventive author of A Void.

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Emily, Alone

The author of Last Night at the Lobster paints a moving portrait of an ordinary woman's endurance.

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Aerotropolis

Is the future of the world's cities at the end of the runway?

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Started Early, Took My Dog

The beloved private detective Jackson Brodie returns, with a four-legged assistant.

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My Korean Deli

An editor finds himself behind the counter in this memoir of a family retail experiment.

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The Art of Great Speeches

 What separates a great orator from a tedious windbag? And does it matter?

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Life, on the Line

The pathbreaking chef of Alinea.

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The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim

When a man is so cut off from the world that even his cellphone snubs him, can he reconnect?

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Moonwalking With Einstein

An ancient art of recollection, rediscovered by modern "memory athletes."

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Witches on the Road Tonight

A family myth casts a spell over generations.

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I Am the Market

A drug-smuggling mastermind spills his trade secrets.

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The Tiger's Wife

In The Tiger's Wife, Téa Obreht follows the trail of a network of myths. Rayyan Al-Shawaf reviews.

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Emily & Einstein

Poetic justice demands an imperfect husband's shaggy reincarnation in this affecting tale of a girl and her dog.

Poetic justice demands an imperfect husband's shaggy reincarnation in this affecting tale of a girl and her dog.

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Townie

From the author of House of Sand and Fog, a self-portrait of the novelist as a young tough.

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The Birth of Classical Europe

The grand old history of names, narratives, and nations returns in the newest volume in the Penguin History of Europe.

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Dearden and Fuller: Beyond the Studios

New reissues highlight the visions of indie-film precursors Samuel Fuller and Basil Dearden.

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April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangledeshi mathematician and the haunting crime he's committed barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and ravaged Afghanistan with vinegar-steeped prose recalling the best of George Orwell and Joseph Conrad.

The People's Platform

Why is the Internet - once touted as the democratizer of the future - ruled by a few corporate giants, while countless aspirants work for free? Astra Taylor diagnoses why the web has failed to be a utopian playing field, and offers compelling ways we can diversify the marketplace and give voice to the marginalized.

A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.