Displaying articles for: June 2013

A Trick of the Light

The voice of a young man's illness takes on an insidious power.

 

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Complex 90

A hard-boiled icon's posthumous yarn hits the streets.

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The Lost Art of Finding Our Way

A physicist leads readers through the history of going where we want to.

 

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Duel with the Devil

The true story of an unlikely crime-fighting duo: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, on the trail of a scandalous murderer.

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The No World Concerto

A novelist tries to make very modern music out of a work of fiction.

 

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George Anderson: Notes for a Love Song in Imperial Time

Can the CIA director's soul be saved by an editor's idiosyncratic methods?

 

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

A rural community hides enchantments of terror and wonder in this coming-of-age tale.

 

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Algerian Chronicles

The author's reflections on the turmoil in the land of his birth speak with renewed urgency.

 

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Revolutionary Summer

How the British forced Washington into retreat -- and opened the door to his eventual victory.

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Turtle Diary

A poignant novel of two lost souls and a dream of freedom, from the author of Riddley Walker.

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Southern Cross the Dog

Terror and redemption alternate in this darkly lyrical adventure set in the Depression-era South.

 

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The Art of Controversy

The former editor of The Nation provides an illustrated tour of comic provocation and satire.

 

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A Guide to Being Born

Tales of everyday lives, suffused with a Picasso-esque vision.

 

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American Gun

The late author of American Sniper saw weapons at the heart of our national experience.

 

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July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

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).