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April 20, 2012
New Jonathan Safran Foer Novel Coming in 2014
After two non-novel projects, Tree of Codes and Eating Animals, some of us were getting a little itchy for a ...
Our Reading Lives
The Day the Laughter Died: An Appreciation of Lewis Nordan
For the better part of twenty years, I carried Lewis Nordan around with me like a beautiful, restless agony. Though ...
I’ll Read Genre (As Long as It’s Foreign): A Story of Snobbery
I recently paid a visit to Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, Virginia, where I purchased the South Korean literary mystery Please ...
Flowchart Friday: Fox News Edition
Are you qualified to talk about books for Fox News? I was reading this thoughtful and not at all ideologically-driven ...
The List List
The List List #3
Boy does the internet like a list. And boy, does the bookish internet love a book list. Here’s a round-up ...
Critical Linking: April 20, 2012
Winning the award was a blessing, but also a curse. “I’ve had trouble writing since I won,” Ward admits. ...
April 19, 2012
My 1920s Reading List
This is a guest post from Monte Schulz, who published his first novel, Down by the River, in 1990, and ...
Name That Author!: April 19, 2012
This week, Name That Author! is sponsored by Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson. Why ...
Open Thread: April 19, 2012
I’m about to scale the literary mountain known as Toni Morrison’s Beloved for a re-read, and the fact that I ...
[North] American Literature[s]: Historical Fiction
America! You’re super neat. I’m a big fan of yours, in fact. I like lots of American things: John Cusack, ...
Jimmy Fallon vs. The Audies
The title is not meant to suggest that Jimmy Fallon has a problem with the Audies. I don’t know if ...
Knock It Off About Not Having Time to Read
Chances are good that the three novels recommended by this year’s Pulitzer jury — “Swamplandia!” by Karen Russell, “Train Dreams” ...
How To Be a Discerning Reader
To me, one of more difficult things about being a reader is explaining why I didn’t like a novel without ...
Critical Linking: April 19, 2012
E-book production “costs 10% less” than print book production, said Molly Barton, Penguin’s global digital director. Hardly the vast ...
April 18, 2012
Name That Author!: The Answer for April 12, 2012
Time now to reveal the answer to last week’s Name That Author!. But first, a recap of the clues. 1. I ...