Displaying articles for: July 2012

Gone, Gone, Gone

Buffeted by tragedies -- personal and national -- two teens try to find love.

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Live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of the Gate

Should we care about a new posthumous recording of the legendary pianist? Yes.

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Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach

A crime reporter uncovers a big story in a novel that suggests Wodehouse in Thailand.

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A Hologram for the King

Stranded in Saudi Arabia, a salesman confronts the hollowed-out remains of his life.

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Why Does the World Exist?

Wrestling with the eternal quandary at the heart of the universe.

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Ghost Milk

London's "psychogeographer" looks at the transformations wrought by Olympic spectacle.

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Between the Lines

Love leaps off the page.

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Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy

In surviving eight assassination attempts, the queen cemented the British monarchy's popularity.

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True Believers: A Novel

A sixties radical confronts the twenty-first century.

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Mountains of the Moon

A riveting debut novel follows a young survivor on a determined odyssey.

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Snow-Storm in August

A quarter century before the Civil War, tensions over slavery erupted in the nation's capital.

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Alif the Unseen

Scheherezade's tales get a techno-thriller update in this inventive new novel.

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July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

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).