Displaying articles for: May 2013

Steal the Menu

A legendary food writer, devoured by memory.

 

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City of Ambition

How the New Deal remade New York.

 

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Americanah

Two young Nigerians leave home in the new novel from the author of Half of a Yellow Sun.

 

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A Book of Voyages

Spanning the globe with adventurous writers in exotic locales throughout history.

 

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New Beauty Myths

A pair of Young Adult novels challenge conventional definitions of good looks, confidence, and star power.

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And the Mountains Echoed

The author of The Kite Runner returns with a story of a family separated by war, still connected by hidden threads.

 

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Margaret Thatcher

The rise of the Iron Lady, at a suitably epic scale.

 

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The Blind Man's Garden

The Afghan odyssey of two Pakistani brothers finds fabled beauty amidst modern warfare.

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Butterfly People

A new look at Lepidoptera fanatics spreads its wings wide.

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Red Moon

A modern werewolf novel attempts to give 21st-century terror an additional bite.

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Bunker Hill

A pivotal battle of the American Revolution receives an incisive historian’s focus.

 

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Country Girl: A Memoir

The Irish novelist looks back on a life of trails blazed.

 

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Farther & Wilder: The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson

Will the life and writing of a lost American genius receive a posthumous second act?

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The New Digital Age

The minds running Google weigh in on technology's next waves.

 

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April 24: "[The HST] lifted a curtain from our view of the universe, changing it so profoundly that no human can look at the stars in the same way..."

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 Bangladeshi mathematician's past barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and spy-haunted Afghanistan in a page-turning tale of exile, intrigue and the price of friendship. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

The People's Platform

Once touted as the foundation for tomorrow's digital democracy, the Internet is increasingly ruled by a few corporate giants, while millions of contributors till its fields for free. Astra Taylor looks at why the web has failed to deliver a communitarian cyberscape, and offers a compelling case for restoring its original vision.

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.