Displaying articles for: February 2010

Three Days Before the Shooting

Ellison's long-gestating, never completed follow-up to Invisible Man is here presented in all its sprawling, fascinating, and unconsummated glory -- more than 1,000 pages. Read more...

The Best Spiritual Writing of 2009

Voices and visions explore the reaches of the inner life in this rewarding anthology of essays, poems, fiction, and memoir by the likes of John Updike, Diane Ackerman, Richard Rodriguez, Nicholas Carr, Mary Jo Bang, Richard Wilbur, Louise Glück, and others. Read more...

Flawless

The fascinating true tale of an Italian gang’s heist of millions of dollars worth of gems from a supposedly thief-proof vault in the heart of Antwerp’s fabled diamond district. Read more...

Henry in Love

It doesn't get sweeter than this. Boy meets girl. Boy likes girl. Boy shares a blueberry muffin. For the romantic preschooler. Read more...

The Fourth Assassin

Palestinian amateur sleuth Omar Yussef is a fish out of water in New York, especially when his son gets mixed up in a murder case that only his father can sort out. Read more...

The Union Jack

A British flag glimpsed during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution is the prompt that inspires this autobiographical novel by the 2002 Nobel laureate. Read more...

The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume One: Microeconomics

Who said economics is the dismal science? An award-winning illustrator and a comic economist (really) team up to chase the blahs away from the subject in this witty course in microeconomic theory. Read more...

Beneath the Lion's Gaze

A compelling novel of family and friendship set in Ethiopia in 1974 during the violent overthrow of Emperor Haile Selassie. Read more...

Spilling the Beans: The Autobiography of One of Television’s Two Fat Ladies

Born to privilege, Clarissa Dickson Wright launched a prodigious legal career before turning to drink and partying away all of her advantages. She found redemption in the kitchen as one of television's Two Fat Ladies, and here, with characteristic humor, she recounts her ups and downs. Read more...

Piazza San Marco

A marvelous addition to Harvard University Press's lovely Wonders of the World series, celebrating the history and atmosphere of Venice's great public square. Read more...

Happy

He was called "Happy," and had every reason to be: student, star baseball player, and life-of-the-party at Macalester College, Alex Lemon was on top of the world -- until he had his first stroke, and his existence took a tumble. A vivid, eloquent, moving memoir. Read more...

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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