Displaying articles for: July 2010

The Hundred-Foot Journey

A novel of life in the kitchen yields a sumptuous feast for readers.

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97 Orchard

The history of a building on Manhattan's Lower East Side yields a portrait of immigrant New York in all of its richness. Read more...

The Artist Pursued

The most illuminating interviews with novelists may be the ones they weave into their fictions.

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Super Sad True Love Story

A tale of love's labors in a New York of the near future, from the celebrated comic novelist.

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The Elements of Euclid

A welcome new edition of Oliver Byrne's 1847 Elements of Euclid, a masterpiece of printing and design—and one of oddest and most beautiful books of the 19th century.

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Duel at Dawn

An engaging chronicle of the perils and passions of mathematical genius in the Romantic age.

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Zoo Story

Tigers escape and elephants fly in this chronicle of a Florida zoo’s days.

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The Price of Altruism

A biography of George Price, an enigmatic figure in evolutionary biology—visionary, showman, scientist, gadfly.

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The Cookbook Collector

Rare books outbid giant redwoods, stock prices soar and dive, and two sisters pursue happiness in a Sense and Sensibility for the digital age.

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Lay the Favorite

Beth Raymer offers a Runyonesque memoir of her years working alongside sports bookies and high rollers. Read more...

The Hermès Scarf

A collection of designs from the celebrated firm highlights the visual splendor hidden in a scarf's folds.

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A Thousand Peaceful Cities

An ineffectual plot to kill the Kremlin’s viceroy Warsaw provides the impetus for this antic comic novel by a contemporary Polish master. Read more...

Captivity

A new novel revisits the elaborately faked set of séances of the famed Fox sisters.

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The Disappearing Spoon

A history of the periodic table romps playfully through the chemistry labs of the past.

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Pedigree

A surprisingly expansive tale of ordinary life from the creator of terse tales of mystery and crime.

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The Wagon

A cop's-eye-view of Chicago in true stories that channel the restless spirit of Walt Whitman.

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In Rough Country

Facing personal loss, the prolific novelist turns to the books and authors that have fired her life's work. Read more...

Father of the Rain

A daughter fights to survive the emotional cyclone of her family's needs.

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July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

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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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).

Watching Them Be

What makes a film actor into a larger-than-life movie star? James Harvey's passionate, freewheeling essays explain why there are some faces (from Greta Garbo's to Samuel L. Jackson's) from which we cannot look away.

Landline

What if you called up the spouse on the verge of leaving you -- and instead found yourself magically talking to his younger self, the one you first fell for?  Rainbow Rowell, author of the YA smash Eleanor & Park, delivers a sly, enchanting take on 21st-century love.