Displaying articles for: June 2012

Little America

A reporter goes behind the lines and finds the deep divides that hampered the American "good war" against the Taliban.

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The Receptionist

Working the front desk at The New Yorker.

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Hidden Talents: Summer Thrillers for Teens

School's out, and adventure's in.

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Seize the Fourth Dimension: The Novels of Clarice Lispector

The "dizzying, euphoric" prose of a trailblazing Brazilian writer, in a new series of translations.

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A Sense of Direction

Following some well-trodden paths in the quest to discover a life's purpose.

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The Cyclist Conspiracy

A dishwasher who becomes king and an order of bicycling monks caper through a deliberately head-spinning tale.

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A New Creation Story

Three books ponder our intimate relationship with the natural world.

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New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families

A novelist traces the lives of the writers whose voices echo in his imagination.

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Hit Lit

Can the DNA of the blockbuster novel be sequenced?

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Capital: A Novel

The author of I.O.U. follows the bubble's bursting through one street full of  London lives.

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The Dream of the Celt

The Nobel laureate spins a continent-spanning tale out of the life of an Irish adventurer.

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Over Time: My Life As a Sportswriter

How a legendary commentator found his voice on the fringes of the establishment.

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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.