Displaying articles for: September 2012

Wolf Story

When the child takes over the bedtime story, the villain -- and the parent -- is put through his paces.

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Air

From gentle breezes to devastating storms, this element shapes our world.

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The Yellow Birds

A young veteran of the war in Iraq turns to fiction in his struggle to make sense of a perplexing combat.

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The Oath

How the Roberts Court became the administration's most unpredictable opponent.

 

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Joseph Anton

Salman Rushdie unfolds the story of a writer''s life plunged into nightmare by a dying cleric's verdict on his novel.

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The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

On the road in search of self-awareness.

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Meander: East to West, Indirectly, Along a Turkish River

Following the lazy twists and turns of a river steeped in history and threatened by corruption.

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Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures

A star on the rise during Hollywood's Golden Age.

 

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Strom Thurmond's America

The Senate's champion of segregation endured long after the Dixiecrats were history.

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Gravity's Engines

How black holes paint the universe, and other wonders of the cosmos.

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NW

The novelist maps a twenty-first century city through the lives of four of its natives.

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Mortality

A matchless man of letters contemplates the end.

 

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July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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).