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 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

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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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

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.