Displaying articles for: June 2010

Stories

Fantastic—in both senses—and all-new fiction from the likes of Roddy Doyle, Joyce Carol Oates, Stewart O'Nan, Chuck Palahnuk, Jodi Picoult, Peter Straub, and the volume's editior, Neil Gaiman, distinguishes this imaginative collection. Read more...

Unfinished Business

When Lee Kravitz lost his job as editor-in-chief of Parade magazine, he decided to spend a year connecting all the dots his busy working life had left emotionally adrift, reaching out to grasp the hands and hearts of family members, friends, and mentors he had left behind. His adventures in outreach are moving, and quietly inspiring. Read more...

Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies

This books goes to the top of the summer reading list for readers eight and up. Think Hitchhiker’s Guide for 3rd graders, starring aliens who are fierce, large, ugly, and ferocious furballs—with fangs. They look cute and fuzzy, but watch out! 8+ Read more...

Captain Easy: Soldier of Fortune

If you blended the sexy and insouciant Han Solo, the disreputable, self-centered Charlie Allnut (Bogart's role in The African Queen), and noble Southern fighter John Carter of Mars, you might get the figure of Captain Easy, Roy Crane's flyboy adventurer who had a knack for finding lost kingdoms, beautiful women, treasures galore, and commensurate dangers. This first volume out of four reprints, at generous dimensions and with vibrant colors, the "world's first adventure newspaper strip," still as enjoyable as at its birth. Read more...

The Microscripts

The perennially rediscoverable mid-20th-century Swiss master Robert Walser (Jakob von Gunten; Selected Stories) reputedly was guided by the motto, "To be small and to stay small." Aptly, he wrote in minuscule scripts on receipts and other scraps of paper—an entire story could be inscribed on the back of a business card. This volume reproduces such works in all their tiny glory. Read more...

Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs

Readers of If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name (2005), Heather Lende's first chronicle of life in small-town Alaska, will welcome the arrival of her second. She's smart, surprising, and good company. Read more...

Infamous

A fictional re-imagining of Machine Gun Kelly and the wild heyday of Depression-era gangsters, written by Ace Atkins, a novelist Michael Connelly calls "one of the best crime writers at work today." Read more...

The Oxford Companion to the Book

A weighty (both literally and figuratively) compendium surveying the influence of the book from antiquity to today. The first volume collects forty scholarly essays that are international in scope, while the second offers an A-to-Z of 5,000 entries covering every aspect of book history. Read more...

Nightingale Wood

If you're one of the many fans of Stella Gibbons's hilarious British satire Cold Comfort Farm, you'll be delighted to discover another gem from that comic novelist's pen, first written in 1938 and just reissued in paperback with an introduction by Sophie Dahl. Read more...

Grand Strategies

This provocative work by diplomat Charles Hill revives the study of statecraft as a cultural arena that encompasses but transcends the political demands of the day. That he does this through a consideration of literature from Homer to Salman Rushdie makes it all the more fascinating. Read more...

The Invisible Bridge

Julie Orringer fulfills the promise of her acclaimed short story collection, How to Breathe Underwater, in her first novel, a love story set in Paris, Italy, and Hungary before and during World War II. Read more...

Hunting Eichmann

Now in paperback: Neal Bascombe's authoritative account of Adolf Eichmann's escape from Nazi Germany at the end of World War II, and of the world-wide hunt—led by concentration camp survivor Simon Wiesenthal—to pick up his trail and bring him to justice. Riveting history. Read more...

Beirut 39

A legacy of Beirut's selection as the 2009 World Book Capital by UNESCO, the volume, produced in collaboration with the Hay Festival, collects stories, poems, and excerpts from novels composed by 39 of the most promising young writers in Arab literature. Read more...

A Mosque in Munich

Will revelations about surprising fallout from World War II ever cease? Here, Pulitzer-winner Johnson uncovers the roots of Euro-based jihad in a Nazi program to co-opt disaffected Muslims into an anti-Soviet enterprise. Read more...

On Whitman

The acclaimed poet C. K. Williams celebrates the energy, legacy, and artistry of Walt Whitman with astute and exuberantly abundant recourse to the bard's free and formidable verse. Read more...

July 26: On this day in 1602 "A booke called the Revenge of Hamlett Prince Denmarke" was entered in the Stationers' Register by printer James Robertes.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

advertisement