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Issue 50 / December 2012

April 2010

Nora Roberts Sparks Up Maryland’s Civil War Country

The novelist Nora Roberts’s small hotel in Boonsboro, Md., not far from the Antietam battle, highlights the softer side of Civil War country.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

Book Review - Books About Shakespeare’s Identity by James Shapiro and Others

Who wrote “Hamlet,” “Othello” and “The Tempest”? Why does it matter? Books by James Shapiro and others address these questions.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

Book Review - Eddie Signwriter - By Adam Schwartzman

With a Ghanaian artist as protagonist, this novel by the South African poet Adam Schwartzman richly evokes the world of illegal immigrants who have fled Africa for France.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

Book Review - The Imperfectionists - By Tom Rachman

Tom Rachman’s comic first novel is built around the personal stories of staff members at an improbable English-language newspaper in Rome, and the family who founded it for obscure reasons in the 1950s.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

Book Review - Kissing the Mask - By William T. Vollmann

William T. Vollmann turns his unstoppable curiosity about the world to Japan, and so to geishas, Noh theater and, of course, much, much else.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

Pioneering publisher reshapes Egypt's literary landscape

In Cairo, Mohamed Hashem's new wave of talent reflects urban changeMohamed Hashem's officeseems an unlikely home for Egypt's nascent literary revolution: to find it you have to ascend a shabby set of stairs in a downtown Cairo apartment block shared... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Friday, 30 April, 2010

Book Review - A Thread of Sky - By Deanna Fei

Deanna Fei’s novel takes three generations of women on a tour of self-discovery in their ancestral China.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

Book Review - Winston’s War - Churchill, 1940-1945 - By Max Hastings

Max Hastings shows that, as a military leader, Winston Churchill showed brilliance early in the war, then fallibility.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

Book Review - Get Capone - By Jonathan Eig

This bloody account of Al Capone’s rise and fall is as much a dark history of urban America between the world wars as it is another mobster’s life story.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

Book Review - Three Chords for Beauty’s Sake - The Life of Artie Shaw - By Tom Nolan

A new biography chronicles the passions, whims, contradictions and serial romances of the great swing era clarinetist Artie Shaw.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

The Medium: Authors Unbound Online

How the digital age is making self-publishing respectable.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

Book Review - Parisians - An Adventure History of Paris - By Graham Robb

A series of character studies — some of familiar figures, some not — is arranged to give meaning to a volatile, complicated city.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

Up Front: Christopher Buckley

Although Christopher Buckley’s most recent book is a memoir of his parents, William and Pat Buckley, he’s known primarily as a political satirist.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

Paperback Row

Paperback books of particular interest.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

Editors’ Choice

Recently reviewed books of particular interest.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

Book Review - The Birth of Love - By Joanna Kavenna

A novel of birth, fever, madness and ideas.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

Book Review - Island Beneath the Sea - By Isabel Allende

A novel of throwing off the shackles of slavery in Haiti.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

Book Review - Happy Now? - By Katherine Shonk

After her husband’s suicide, Katherine Shonk’s heroine looks for answers she knows will never come.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

Book Review - Beatrice and Virgil - By Yann Martel

The author of “Life of Pi” returns with new animals still laden with metaphor.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

Armchair Traveler: Seth Stevenson Circles the Globe in His Book ‘Grounded’

To reconnect with the primal vastness of the earth, the author and his girlfriend deliberately avoided flying on their trip.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

Book Review - Heaven - By Lisa Miller

A journalist’s tour of the afterlife, across religions and through the ages.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

Questions for Charlaine Harris: Once Bitten

The writer talks about her 10th vampire novel and the hit TV series it inspired.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

Book Review - Ill Fares the Land - By Tony Judt

Tony Judt argues that Britain and America have succumbed to greed and egotism in this passionate book championing European-style social democracy.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

TBR: Inside the List

Sarah Silverman’s memoir, “The Bedwetter,” which enters the hardcover nonfiction list at No. 9, is about pretty much what the title says.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

Book Review - Insectopedia - By Hugh Raffles

In this eclectic encyclopedia, insects provoke reflections on art, history, science, culture, philosophy, nightmares, sex and awe.... More...

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Friday, 30 April, 2010

Philip K Dick's visionary journals to be published

Exegesis, Dick's 'personal laboratory for philosophical inquiry' to be issued in two volumes in 2011A vast set of mostly unseen personal journals in which SF author Philip K Dick "took on the universe mano a mano" has been acquired by... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Friday, 30 April, 2010

Philip K. Dick’s ‘Exegesis’ to Be Published

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish Philip K. Dick’s “Exegesis” in two volumes, starting in the fall of 2011.... More...

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Thursday, 29 April, 2010

Books of The Times: Scott Turow’s ‘Innocent’ Catches Up With Rusty Sabich

In Scott Turow’s new novel, a sequel to “Presumed Innocent,” Rusty Sabich finds himself again at the center of a complex trial.... More...

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Thursday, 29 April, 2010

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. CONSERVATIVE VICTORY, by Sean Hannity2. MENNONITE IN A LITTLE BLACK DRESS, by Rhoda Janzen3. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT'S ME, CHELSEA, by Chelsea Handler4. EAT, PRAY, LOVE, by Elizabeth Gilbert5. MY HORIZONTAL LIFE, by Chelsea... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 29 April, 2010

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson2. THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks3. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson4. JUST TAKE MY HEART, by Mary Higgins Clark5. DEAD AND GONE,... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 29 April, 2010

Paperback Trade Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson2. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson3. LITTLE BEE, by Chris Cleave4. THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks5. THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 29 April, 2010

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE BIG SHORT, by Michael Lewis2. OPRAH, by Kitty Kelley3. CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG, by Chelsea Handler4. THIS TIME TOGETHER, by Carol Burnett5. 13 BANKERS, by Simon Johnson and James Kwak... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 29 April, 2010

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. DELIVER US FROM EVIL, by David Baldacci2. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett3. THE DOUBLE COMFORT SAFARI CLUB, by Alexander McCall Smith4. THIS BODY OF DEATH, by Elizabeth George5. LUCID INTERVALS, by Stuart Woods... More...

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Thursday, 29 April, 2010

Bhutto memoir provokes angry reaction in Pakistan

Critics and relatives denounce Fatima Bhutto's book that links her aunt, Benazir Bhutto, with the deaths of her two brothers... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 29 April, 2010

Michael Horovitz looks to 'shake up' Oxford poetry professor race

Beat poet and 'anglo-saxophonist' throws hat in ring with aim to broaden scope of prestigious postBeat poet, musician and publisher of the New Departures literary magazine Michael Horovitz has thrown his hat into the ring for the Oxford poetry professorship.... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 29 April, 2010

Author joins Arizona boycott over immigration law

Tayari Jones cancels Tucson festival appearance in protest at draconian new legislationAward-winning American author Tayari Jones has added her voice to the politicians, religious leaders and activists calling for a boycott of Arizona over its tough new anti-immigration law.... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 29 April, 2010

Book Questions World Cup Business Arrangements

A book says there were conflicts of interest involving stadium building, official suppliers, bidding practices and government oversight for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.... More...

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Thursday, 29 April, 2010

Domains : Dave Barry’s Fun House

The author of more than 30 books and a Pulitzer-Prize-winning humor columnist lives in a four-bedroom, 3,400-square-foot, tropical-style house in Coral Gables, Fla.... More...

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Thursday, 29 April, 2010

From William Furlong and Audio Arts, a New Book

Years of Audio Arts recordings have now yielded a book, and insights into creative minds.... More...

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Thursday, 29 April, 2010

Tintin and the court battle over racist slurs

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Thursday, 29 April, 2010

Books of The Times: Lonely Texas Girl: Laura Bush’s ‘Spoken From the Heart’

Laura Bush’s new memoir is really two books: an account of her youth in Texas, and a political autobiography.... More...

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Wednesday, 28 April, 2010

China Miéville wins unprecedented Arthur C Clarke award triple

The City and the City has won Miéville the UK's most prestigious SF prize, making him the first author ever to win three timesHis first venture into crime fiction – albeit with a fantastical edge – has won China Miéville... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 28 April, 2010

Marilyn Monroe book reveals film star's DIY and cooking tips

Unseen diary entries show tragic Hollywood star's intellectual side, not least her thoughts on Italian renaissance art... More...

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Wednesday, 28 April, 2010

Laura Bush memoir claims president was poisoned at G8 summit

Former first lady's book floats idea of poison plot against George Bush and entourage at 2008 Heiligendamm summitThe former first lady Laura Bush has opened a diplomatic can of worms by writing in her new book that she and her... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 28 April, 2010

Wole Soyinka attacks BBC portrayal of Lagos 'pit of degradation'

Nigerian playwright derides Welcome to Lagos, shot in teeming slums, as colonialist and patronising... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 28 April, 2010

Tintin's adventures in Congo goes on trial in Belgium

Tintin in the Congo is racist, ignorant and offensive, Congolese campaigner tells Belgian courtA Congolese man living in Belgium is trying to have Tintin in the Congo banned in the boy reporter's native country, almost 80 years after Tintin first... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 28 April, 2010

Russell Crowe 'threatened to kill producer with bare hands'

A new book claims the Australian actor was not a model of courtesy on the set of Ridley Scott's GladiatorRussell Crowe threatened to kill a veteran producer with his bare hands during a 3am phone call while filming his Oscar-winning... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 28 April, 2010

Laura Bush Opens Up About Fatal Crash

A new book details the mysterious accident Ms. Bush had when she was 17, a crash that claimed the life of a friend.... More...

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Wednesday, 28 April, 2010

Elizabeth Post of the Etiquette Family Dies at 89

A New Jersey native who married the grandson of a celebrated American arbiter of taste, Mrs. Post updated “Etiquette” five times.... More...

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Wednesday, 28 April, 2010

Bookshop boom for political manifestos

Waterstone's reports dramatic rise in sales, with Liberal Democrats shifting 250% more copies than at the 2005 general electionWith just over a week to go before the general election, pollsters and scryers of all sorts are feverishly trying to predict... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 28 April, 2010

‘Epistemic Closure?’ Those Are Fighting Words for Conservatives

Political conservatives are quarreling over charges of closed-mindedness in the movement.... More...

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Tuesday, 27 April, 2010

Guardian's Stephen Moss stands for poetry chair

Excitement at Guardian towers: this newspaper's feature writer and former literary editor Stephen Moss has, "after some havering", sent off his nomination papers for the Oxford poetry professorship, where he will be standing for election against such candidates as frontrunner... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, 27 April, 2010

Books of The Times: ‘Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris,’ by Graham Robb

The British historian Graham Robb’s study of Paris from the French Revolution through the 2005 riots is defiantly nonlinear.... More...

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Tuesday, 27 April, 2010

Books: The Drug Addict Who Gave America Modern Surgery

William Stewart Halsted entered the medical profession in the late 1800s and, despite his foibles, left a major mark.... More...

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Tuesday, 27 April, 2010

Children's authors back teachers' Sats boycott

More than 100 children's authors, including former children's laureate Michael Rosen, have added their support to teachers' unions' proposed boycott of this year's primary school English testsChildren's authors including Michael Rosen, Roger McGough and Darren Shan have thrown their weight... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, 27 April, 2010

Alan Rich, Los Angeles Music Critic, Dies at 85

Mr. Rich was a critic whose passionate writing about classical music in both New York and Los Angeles made him an important voice in the musical world.... More...

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Tuesday, 27 April, 2010

Gene Lees, Jazz Critic and Historian, Dies at 82

The author of numerous books, Mr. Lees approached his subject with a journalist’s rigor and an insider’s understanding.... More...

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Tuesday, 27 April, 2010

Alice Miller, Psychoanalyst, Dies at 87; Laid Human Problems to Parental Acts

Dr. Miller’s first book, “The Drama of the Gifted Child,” was popular among mental health professionals and the general public.... More...

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Tuesday, 27 April, 2010

Ian McEwan in contention for Wodehouse comic novel prize

Solar, the Booker winner's ecological satire, joins shortlist for award celebrating the 'comic spirit' of the Jeeves authorIan McEwan's climate change comedy, Solar, has earned its first shot at a literary award, after booking its place on the shortlist for... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, 27 April, 2010

Ian McEwan sees funny side of Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize nomination

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Tuesday, 27 April, 2010

McEwan sees funny side of nomination

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Tuesday, 27 April, 2010

Books of The Times: Richard Clarke Warns of U.S. Risk in ‘Cyber War’

The United States’ dependence on technology means it could be paralyzed in just 15 minutes, says the former counterterrorism czar Richard A. Clarke.... More...

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Monday, 26 April, 2010

Peter Carey, Australian at Home in New York

The Australian novelist finally sets a novel in America, where he has lived since 1990, but can’t resist a side trip down under.... More...

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Monday, 26 April, 2010

Caine prize reveals 'uniquely powerful' shortlist

Stories from Kenya, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Zambia are finalists for £10,000 African Booker'Uniquely powerful' stories from South Africa, Zambia, Sierra Leone and Kenya have made the shortlist for this year's Caine prize for African writing.... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Monday, 26 April, 2010

Letters reveal Iris Murdoch's frustrated passion for Raymond Queneau

Correspondence spanning 30 years lays bare profound feeling for the French novelist she regarded as mentorIris Murdoch's passion for Raymond Queneau, and the way in which the experimental French writer inspired the Booker-winning British novelist, are revealed in newly-released letters... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Monday, 26 April, 2010

Chris Schuler: London International Book Fair gets caught under the volcano cloud

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Monday, 26 April, 2010

Andrew Buncombe: Fatima Bhutto and her dislike of 'dodgy questions'

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Monday, 26 April, 2010

Melvyn Zerman, Publisher of Performing Arts Books, Dies at 79

Mr. Zerman’s Limelight Editions gave a second life to neglected classics on the performing arts by bringing them back in paperback.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Monday, 26 April, 2010

Alan Sillitoe, ‘Angry’ British Author, Dies at 82

Fiction from the late 1950s like “Saturday Night and Sunday Morning” and “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner” spoke of working-class alienation.... More...

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Monday, 26 April, 2010

A Big Role for Terry Press in Book on DreamWorks

Terry Press, a marketing executive, occupies a large part of a new book on the company, “The Men Who Would Be King.”... More...

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Monday, 26 April, 2010

Random House Cedes Some E-Rights to Styron Clan

Random House appears to be letting go of digital rights to several works by William Styron without a fight, potentially opening the way for other authors to take their e-books away from traditional publishers.... More...

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Monday, 26 April, 2010

Irène Némirovsky: New Biography and Short Stories

The authors of a biography of the writer Irène Némirovsky had access to a trove of new information.... More...

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Monday, 26 April, 2010

Alan Sillitoe, chronicler of working-class life, dies

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Monday, 26 April, 2010

Books of The Times: New and Old Worlds Clash in James Sturm’s ‘Market Day’

James Sturm’s graphic novel “Market Day” chronicles one momentous day in the life of an Old World rug maker confronting a new world.... More...

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Sunday, 25 April, 2010

Alan Sillitoe, angry young writer of the 1950s, dies at 82

Author of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner gave a voice to those who challenged a deferential Britain... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Sunday, 25 April, 2010

Online project to shed new light on second world war

Leading historians to take part in vast new website that aims to counter Holocaust deniersSome of the world's most eminent historians are to appear in a vast new online project that aims to shed new light on the second world... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Sunday, 25 April, 2010

Novelist Alan Sillitoe dies aged 82

Novelist Alan Sillitoe died today at the age of 82, his family said.... More...

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Sunday, 25 April, 2010

Alan Sillitoe dies aged 82

Author of kitchen sink dramas Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner dies in hospitalNovelist Alan Sillitoe died today at the age of 82, his family said.... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Sunday, 25 April, 2010

Parents 'must let children choose what they read'

As games consume youngsters' time, publishing expert Michael Norris says reading should not be forced on themLittle boys don't like reading any more and even little girls don't enjoy it as much as they once did: this is the accepted... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Sunday, 25 April, 2010

Beliefs: Adding More Jewish Voices to the Discussion

The editor of The Jewish Review of Books says there is a place for writing that explores Jewish thought and culture.... More...

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Saturday, 24 April, 2010

I wrote scathing reviews, not my wife, says Figes

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Saturday, 24 April, 2010

Book Review - The Swimming Pool - By Holly LeCraw

Old family secrets are shed like beach cover-ups in this novel of cross-generational summer loves.... More...

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Friday, 23 April, 2010

Historian Orlando Figes admits posting Amazon reviews that trashed rivals

Professor 'apologises wholeheartedly to all concerned' as he retracts denials and legal threats... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Friday, 23 April, 2010

The Publisher - Henry Luce and His American Century - By Alan Brinkley

The life of Henry Luce, creator of Time and Life, who used his magazines to push political favorites and promote U.S. intervention in the world.... More...

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Friday, 23 April, 2010

The War Lovers, by Evan Thomas - The Imperial Cruise, by James Bradley

Books by Evan Thomas and James Bradley document Theodore Roosevelt’s rush to empire.... More...

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Friday, 23 April, 2010

Paperback Row

Paperback books of particular interest.... More...

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Friday, 23 April, 2010

Book Review - 13 Bankers - The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown - By Simon Johnson and James Kwak

This book about Wall Street and Washington puts it bluntly: the efficient-market hypothesis does not work. It never has. Regulation is necessary.... More...

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Friday, 23 April, 2010

Book Review - Muriel Spark - The Biography - By Martin Stannard

The ruthlessness of Muriel Spark emerges even in Martin Stannard’s sympathetic biography, written with the novelist’s cooperation.... More...

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Friday, 23 April, 2010

Poetry Chronicle - Collections by Terrance Hayes, Connie Wanek, Lisa Robertson and James Schuyler

Collections by Terrance Hayes, Connie Wanek, Lisa Robertson and James Schuyler.... More...

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Friday, 23 April, 2010

Book Review - White Egrets - Poems - By Derek Walcott

The Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott’s latest collection of poems is intensely personal, revealing a deeper autobiographical intimacy.... More...

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Friday, 23 April, 2010

Crime: Mystery Novels by Jesse Kellerman, Ariana Franklin, Declan Hughes and Peter May

Mystery novels by Jesse Kellerman, Ariana Franklin, Declan Hughes and Peter May.... More...

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Friday, 23 April, 2010

Editors’ Choice

Recently reviewed books of particular interest.... More...

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Friday, 23 April, 2010

TBR: Inside the List

“Oprah,” the latest biography from the celebrity-slayer Kitty Kelley, enters the hardcover non­fiction list at No. 1.... More...

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Friday, 23 April, 2010

Books by Karl Rove and Mitt Romney

“Courage and Consequences,” by Karl Rove, and “No Apology,” by Mitt Romney, examine the Republican Party’s past and future.... More...

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Friday, 23 April, 2010

Book Review - Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives - Stories - By Brad Watson

The Mississippi-born writer Brad Watson uses a soft surrealism as a medium for his stories.... More...

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Friday, 23 April, 2010

Veteran climate campaigner calls for renaming of planet Earth

Author and activist Bill McKibben says planet should be renamed 'Eaarth' to reflect environmental changes caused by humans • Blog: Should we change Earth's name?... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Friday, 23 April, 2010

Historian Orlando Figes admits posting savage reviews of rivals' work on Amazon

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Friday, 23 April, 2010

Book Review - The Heights - By Peter Hedges

In this novel: a young married couple with children; a beautiful stranger; expensive real estate.... More...

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Friday, 23 April, 2010

Poet Peter Porter dies, aged 81

Peter Porter, winner of the Forward prize, the Whitbread poetry award and the Queen's Gold Medal for poetry, has died at the age of 81The poet Peter Porter has died this afternoon, aged 81, after struggling over the past year... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Friday, 23 April, 2010

Book Review - Stuff - Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things - By Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee

A study of hoarding: What drives people to compulsively collect?... More...

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Friday, 23 April, 2010

Poison pen reviews were mine, confesses historian Orlando Figes

After Amazon notices rubbishing peers' work were spotted, esteemed Russianist's lawyers initially denied all connection, then said his wife had written them. He has now conceded the 'foolish errors' were his ownAfter threatening colleagues, literary journals and newspapers with legal... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Friday, 23 April, 2010

Books of The Times: ‘The Lake Shore Limited,’ Sue Miller’s Latest Novel

Sue Miller’s new novel is her most nuanced and unsentimental to date, and for once the men are as sympathetically portrayed as the women.... More...

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Thursday, 22 April, 2010

Up Front: Bill Keller

Bill Keller, the executive editor of The New York Times since 2003, came of age at a time when Henry Luce’s magazine empire was still in its heyday.... More...

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Thursday, 22 April, 2010

3 American Writers in Running for Orange Prize

The prize is awarded for a novel written by a woman in English.... More...

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Thursday, 22 April, 2010

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. CONSERVATIVE VICTORY, by Sean Hannity2. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT'S ME, CHELSEA, by Chelsea Handler3. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin4. EAT, PRAY, LOVE, by Elizabeth Gilbert5. MY HORIZONTAL LIFE,... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 22 April, 2010

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks2. DEAD AND GONE, by Charlaine Harris3. JUST TAKE MY HEART, by Mary Higgins Clark4. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson5. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE,... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 22 April, 2010

Paperback Trade Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson2. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson3. THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks4. LITTLE BEE, by Chris Cleave5. THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 22 April, 2010

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. OPRAH, by Kitty Kelley2. THE BIG SHORT, by Michael Lewis3. CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG, by Chelsea Handler4. 2010 TAKE BACK AMERICA, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann5. THIS TIME TOGETHER, by Carol Burnett... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 22 April, 2010

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE, by Mary Higgins Clark2. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett3. CHANGES, by Jim Butcher4. CAUGHT, by Harlan Coben5. EVERY LAST ONE, by Anna Quindlen... More...

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Thursday, 22 April, 2010

Samuel Johnson prize longlist spans the globe

Chair of judges Evan Davis cheers internationally various 'Nazi-free' longlistWith books that span the globe from the Arctic to North Korea, and two studies of roads and road trips, this year's Samuel Johnson prize longlist is infused with wanderlust. The... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 22 April, 2010

Books of The Times: Hampton Sides’s ‘Hellhound on His Trail’ Traces Martin Luther King Jr.’s Killer

In his new book, the historian Hampton Sides pieces together a dramatic account of the last days of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., intercut with the maneuverings of James Earl Ray, his assassin.... More...

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Thursday, 22 April, 2010

Samuel Johnson literary prize longlist 'takes us from China to the Arctic'

Evan Davis, chairing this year's judges' describes selection as demonstrating 'the worldliness of good non-fiction writing'It is always one of the most eclectic literary prizes – won in previous years by books on subjects from whales to the Third Reich.... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 22 April, 2010

New York Public Library Sorts Books by Scanner

The New York Public Library now sends books branch to branch with the aid of a $2.3 million sorting machine housed in a renovated warehouse in Long Island City, Queens.... More...

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Thursday, 22 April, 2010

Mark Twain manuscript reveals author's pain at losing his daughter

Unpublished document exhibited to mark the centenary of the American author's death at the age of 74Mark Twain's passionate eulogy for his eldest daughter and muse, Susy – who died from spinal meningitis aged 24 – has surfaced in a... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 21 April, 2010

Up Close: Lisa Grunwald’s True Colors

The novelist Lisa Grunwald has a new book that may flush her out of the shadows.... More...

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Wednesday, 21 April, 2010

Intimate memoir revealed as fans honour Mark Twain centenary

Handwritten 'Family Sketch', written soon after the death of his daughter, goes on display as part of celebrations marking 100 years since the author's deathMark Twain fans across the world are ignoring the American writer's 1896 dictum that "What ought... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 21 April, 2010

A failure at film – but heading for Orange glory?

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Wednesday, 21 April, 2010

Books of The Times: In ‘The Eerie Silence,’ Paul Davies on Aliens

Paul Davies’s new book suggests that humans are looking for alien life in all the wrong places, and in all the wrong ways.... More...

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Tuesday, 20 April, 2010

Author with Waterstone link goes it alone to reach Orange shortlist

Rosie Alison vindicated for not exploiting Waterstone link to get The Very Thought of You publishedIt might be thought that being married to one of the best known and most influential names in the British books industry could open a... More...

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Tuesday, 20 April, 2010

Books on Science: Embracing Silence in a Noisy World

George Prochnik’s “In Pursuit of Silence” sets out to understand noise and silence, and how they mold our surroundings.... More...

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Tuesday, 20 April, 2010

Books on Science: ‘Anthill: A Novel’

E. O. Wilson’s novel, “Anthill,” has a philosophical premise, that there are grand cycles in nature, whether of ants, or people or the biosphere.... More...

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Tuesday, 20 April, 2010

Barbara Kingsolver and Lorrie Moore compete for Orange Prize for fiction by women

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Tuesday, 20 April, 2010

Orange prize shortlist pits Mantel against debut novelists

Last year's Man Booker winner, Wolf Hall, leads shortlist alongside two first-time authorsTwo debut novelists will take on the seemingly unstoppable might of Hilary Mantel and Wolf Hall for this year's Orange prize for fiction, judges said today.... More...

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Tuesday, 20 April, 2010

New James Bond film on hold due to MGM debt

007's licence to thrill suspended as MGM awaits a buyerThe world's most evil villains can't stop him, but James Bond is in big trouble for the most mundane of reasons – a lack of cash.... More...

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Tuesday, 20 April, 2010

Historian's wife and her poison pen expose dark side of literary criticism

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Tuesday, 20 April, 2010

Books of The Times: Alan Brinkley Tells Henry Luce’s Story in ‘The Publisher’

Alan Brinkley chronicles Henry Luce’s career creating Time, Life, Fortune and other magazines.... More...

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Monday, 19 April, 2010

Penguin cookbook calls for 'freshly ground black people'

Publisher destroys 7,000 copies of The Pasta Bible after 'silly mistake' causes outrageA recipe for tagliatelle with sardines and prosciutto has proved a little too spicy for Penguin Australia, after a misprint suggesting that the dish required "salt and freshly... More...

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Monday, 19 April, 2010

Schomburg Center’s Director, Howard Dodson, to Retire

Howard Dodson plans to retire as the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.... More...

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Monday, 19 April, 2010

Carolyn Rodgers, Poet, Dies at 69

Ms. Rodgers, a leading voice of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and ’70s, wove feminism, black militancy and spirituality into her work.... More...

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Monday, 19 April, 2010

Drilling Down: U.S. Book Sales Fell 1.8% in 2009

Overall book sales in the United States dropped 1.8 percent in 2009.... More...

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Monday, 19 April, 2010

In His Private Books, Signs of Mark Twain as Critic

In a small library in Redding, Conn., Mark Twain’s annotated personal books have sat in obscurity for 100 years.... More...

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Monday, 19 April, 2010

Paul Harding’s Pulitzer Moment for ‘Tinkers’

Paul Harding’s “Tinkers” received a raft of rejections from publishers. Now this book championed by independent bookstores is a Pulitzer Prize winner.... More...

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Monday, 19 April, 2010

Fine owed by George Washington for overdue library books now $300,000

First president of US failed to return two volumes borrowed in 1789 from New York Society Library... More...

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Sunday, 18 April, 2010

Books of The Times: ‘Letters of Sylvia Beach,’ Edited by Keri Walsh

A new book examines the letters of Sylvia Beach, who founded Shakespeare & Company on the Left Bank of Paris and published Joyce’s “Ulysses.”... More...

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Sunday, 18 April, 2010

The professor, his wife, and the secret, savage book reviews on Amazon

A top historian has revealed who rubbished rivals' works in online postings... More...

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Sunday, 18 April, 2010

Carlos Franqui, Cuban Writer Who Became a Critic of Castro, Dies at 89

Once a Communist and an ally of Castro, Mr. Franqui clashed with hard-liners who restricted dissent.... More...

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Sunday, 18 April, 2010

Off the Shelf: ‘Age of Persuasion’: A Look at Advertising’s Might

A new book by Terry O’Reilly and Mike Tennnant says advertising and marketing are increasingly dominant and defining forces in society.... More...

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Antony Flew, 87, Philosopher and Ex-Atheist, Dies

Mr. Flew was an English philosopher and outspoken atheist who stunned and dismayed the unbelieving faithful when he announced in 2004 that God probably did exist.... More...

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Pulitzer Winner Gets Apple’s Reconsideration for iPhone

A rejected iPhone app by the editorial cartoonist Mark Fiore is offered another look.... More...

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Essay: Keep Your Team Out of My Book

I simply refuse to read any books whose authors or characters have any affiliation with the Yankees, the Dallas Cowboys or the Duke University men’s basket­ball team.... More...

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Paperback Row

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Book Review - The Sandbox - By David Zimmerman

In this first novel, one soldier learns that in Iraq, “expendable” refers to him and his buddies.... More...

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Editors’ Choice

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Book Review - The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg

Deborah Eisenberg conveys her acutely self-conscious characters’ interiority with a Woolf-like grain, though with startling humor.... More...

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Book Review - Jane’s Fame - How Jane Austen Conquered the World - By Claire Harman

An account of Jane Austen as a canny agent of her own image.... More...

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Book Review - The Lake Shore Limited - By Sue Miller

The characters in Sue Miller’s new novel are connected by a theatrical production.... More...

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Book Review - The Escape - By Adam Thirlwell

This novel follows a licentious 78-year-old widower’s conquests in the Alps.... More...

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Book Review - Crossing Mandelbaum Gate - By Kai Bird

A memoir of growing up American in the postwar Middle East, free to cross the checkpoints that defined others’ lives.... More...

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Book Review - Tocqueville’s Discovery of America - By Leo Damrosch

A Harvard professor reveals the man behind “Democracy in America.”... More...

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Book Review - Parrot and Olivier in America - By Peter Carey

In his 11th novel, Peter Carey models a character on Alexis de Tocqueville, gives him a feisty sidekick and parades him through the country.... More...

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Book Review - Tales From the 5th St. Gym - Ali, the Dundees, and Miami’s Golden Age of Boxing - By Ferdie Pacheco

A boxers’ doctor writes about the Miami Beach gym that nurtured Muhammad Ali and other world champions.... More...

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Book Review - The Art of Choosing - By Sheena Iyengar

Sheena Iyengar’s research indicates that we can handle more than a few choices, but an overabundance can paralyze us.... More...

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

‘The Big Short’ by Michael Lewis; and ‘The End of Wall Street’ by Roger Lowenstein

“The Big Short,” by Michael Lewis, and “The End of Wall Street,” by Roger Lowenstein, offer a backstage view of the financial crisis.... More...

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Book Review - Imperfect Birds - By Anne Lamott

A powerful and painfully honest novel about the corrosive deceptions of a girl’s drug addiction.... More...

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Book Review - The Bradshaw Variations - By Rachel Cusk

Rachel Cusk’s novel explores the family circle of a husband who leaves work to care for a daughter, and a wife who returns to a full-time job.... More...

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Book Review - Every Last One - By Anna Quindlen

Disturbing ripples appear just beneath the surface in this novel of illusive domestic tranquility.... More...

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Book Review - The Line - By Olga Grushin

In Olga Grushin’s novel, Soviet Russians line up for a year in hopes of securing tickets to a famous exile’s concert that may never happen.... More...

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Book Review - Vanishing Point - Not a Memoir - By Ander Monson

Ander Monson’s collection, in a tradition that has been described as the “lyric essay,” pointillistically confronts puzzles of truth and identity.... More...

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Up Front: Virginia Postrel

Virginia Postrel is at work on a book about glamour, which can crop up in unexpected places.... More...

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Book Review - Solar - By Ian McEwan

Certain books are so bad that they’re actually rather good. Ian McEwan’s new novel is just the opposite: it’s so ingeniously designed, irreproachably high-minded and skillfully brought off that it’s actually quite bad.... More...

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Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Robert Whiteman’s Quest to Save Liberty Magazine

One man’s quest to keep Liberty Magazine, the popular mid-20th-century mass-market publication, alive.... More...

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Friday, 16 April, 2010

Handlebars: New Reading for Motorcycle Riders

Recent motorcycle books include a history of the English motorcycle industry and road tests of the hottest new bike designs.... More...

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Friday, 16 April, 2010

Globetrotting shortlist for Independent foreign fiction prize

Writers from Indian, Congo and Europe in contention for £10,000 honourFrom the Congo to Calcutta and from comedy to the darker side of human nature, the shortlist for this year's Independent foreign fiction prize runs the gamut of genres and... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Friday, 16 April, 2010

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. CONSERVATIVE VICTORY, by Sean Hannity2. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT'S ME, CHELSEA, by Chelsea Handler3. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin4. EAT, PRAY, LOVE, by Elizabeth Gilbert5. MY HORIZONTAL LIFE,... More...

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Friday, 16 April, 2010

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks2. DEAD AND GONE, by Charlaine Harris3. LION'S HEAT, by Lora Leigh4. JUST TAKE MY HEART, by Mary Higgins Clark5. HERO AT LARGE, by Janet Evanovich... More...

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Friday, 16 April, 2010

Paperback Trade Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson2. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson3. THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks4. LITTLE BEE, by Chris Cleave5. A RELIABLE WIFE, by Robert Goolrick... More...

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Friday, 16 April, 2010

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE BIG SHORT, by Michael Lewis2. CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG, by Chelsea Handler3. THE BRIDGE, by David Remnick4. THIS TIME TOGETHER, by Carol Burnett5. THE PACIFIC, by Hugh Ambrose... More...

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Friday, 16 April, 2010

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. CHANGES, by Jim Butcher2. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett3. CAUGHT, by Harlan Coben4. THE WALK, by Richard Paul Evans5. A RIVER IN THE SKY, by Elizabeth Peters... More...

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Friday, 16 April, 2010

TBR: Inside the List

“The Bridge,” David Remnick’s biography of Barack Obama, enters the hardcover nonfiction list at No. 3.... More...

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Friday, 16 April, 2010

Donated book makes Oxfam £37k

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Friday, 16 April, 2010

'Haiku Herman' takes break from Europe to launch book of poetry

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Friday, 16 April, 2010

Books of The Times: ‘Rough Justice’ by Peter Elkind, on Eliot Spitzer

Peter Elkind’s book on the rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer fleshes out this well-known morality tale with plenty of detail, including interviews with the former governor himself.... More...

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Thursday, 15 April, 2010

Orwell prize shortlist announced

Nominees for political writing prize include the Guardian's Amelia Gentleman and Paul Lewis, and Mail on Sunday's Peter Hitchins... More...

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Thursday, 15 April, 2010

Little-known 90-year-old wins $100,000 poetry award

Eleanor Ross Taylor, born in 1920 in North Carolina, has been given the American Poetry Foundation's Ruth Lilly awardWith most of her work out of print until last year, 90-year-old American poet Eleanor Ross Taylor probably thought her days of... More...

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Thursday, 15 April, 2010

British Library archive throws light on Hughes-Plath romance

Library acquires first edition of journal through whose offices Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath met, and releases recordings of the pair talking about their relationshipA wine-stained first edition of the literary magazine founded by Ted Hughes and his Cambridge friends,... More...

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Thursday, 15 April, 2010

Penguin CEO: Romance of books key in digital age

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Thursday, 15 April, 2010

Stephenie Meyer joins ranks of 'most challenged' authors

The Twilight books are among the books that have received most calls to be banned from from US librariesQueen of teen vampire romance Stephenie Meyer has topped every bestseller chart going but she has now made it onto a less... More...

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Thursday, 15 April, 2010

Book Details Spitzer’s Fall and Wife’s Anguish

Eliot Spitzer was interviewed for a new account of the scandal by a Fortune magazine editor. It contains some agonizing moments.... More...

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Thursday, 15 April, 2010

John Schoenherr, Children’s Book Illustrator, Dies at 74

A highly regarded nature artist, Mr. Schoenherr was a Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator who painted images for more than 40 children’s titles.... More...

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Thursday, 15 April, 2010

The Radical Center: The History of an Idea

The Tea Party is new. But this is not the first time we’ve seen an angry populist politics emerge from the American middle class.... More...

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Thursday, 15 April, 2010

Newly Released - Novels by Drew Perry, Anne Lamott, Ace Atkins and Others

Novels by Drew Perry, Anne Lamott, Ace Atkins, Simon Tolkien, Diane Meier and Peter Carey.... More...

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Wednesday, 14 April, 2010

Books of The Times: ‘The Great Oom,’ by Robert Love, on Yoga’s Pierre Bernard

A lively and idiosyncratic biography of Pierre Bernard, a headline-making swami-entrepreneur who helped popularize yoga in America in the first decades of the 20th century.... More...

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Wednesday, 14 April, 2010

Abroad: Do-It-Yourself Culture Thrives Despite Globalism

The very forces of globalism that were expected to erode local cultures are helping to preserve them.... More...

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Wednesday, 14 April, 2010

Glenn Beck seeks public's advice on cover of new novel

Fox News's right-wing pundit asks fans to vote on cover for apocalyptic political thriller, The Overton WindowFox News host Glenn Beck is asking for reader input on the cover of his forthcoming Ayn Rand-esque novel about an embattled America.... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 14 April, 2010

Paris Review honours Philip Roth with Hadada award

Roth, who made his literary debut in the journal more than half-a-century ago, follows Norman Mailer, John Ashbery and Joan Didion as recipient of the awardPhilip Roth missed out on the Literary Review's bad sex in fiction prize last year... More...

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Wednesday, 14 April, 2010

Nina Bourne Dies at 93; Created Best Sellers

Ms. Bourne was a poet whose punchy copy made many a best seller, including the “Eloise” books and “The Chosen.”... More...

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Wednesday, 14 April, 2010

Writer inspired by glimpse of Garcia Marquez

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Wednesday, 14 April, 2010

Food Stuff: What Would the Stars of the ’40s Serve? A Vintage Celebrity Cookbook Gets a New Life

A decades-old cookbook, newly reprinted, shares recipes from celebrities of yore.... More...

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Tuesday, 13 April, 2010

Books of The Times: Martin Stannard Traces a Writing Life in ‘Muriel Spark’

The biographer Martin Stannard follows the novelist Muriel Spark from early struggles to world fame with “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” and beyond.... More...

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Tuesday, 13 April, 2010

Book Review - The Solitude of Prime Numbers - By Paolo Giordano

A novel about a broken mathematician and a scarred skier who are whole only when they are alone.... More...

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Tuesday, 13 April, 2010

Book Reveals Unheard Interviews With Jacqueline Kennedy

The book is planned for release in September 2011 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Mr. Kennedy's presidency, and is being edited by his daughter, Caroline.... More...

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Tuesday, 13 April, 2010

Pulitzer prize goes to 'little book from a little publisher'

Paul Harding's Tinkers, published by Bellevue Literary Press, wins $10,000 awardA debut novel published by a tiny independent not-for-profit press has won the Pulitzer prize for fiction.... More...

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Tuesday, 13 April, 2010

Ridley Scott to produce Robert Harris adaptation

Gladiator director to produce TV version of novel PompeiiRobert Harris's epic, bestselling story of the destruction of Pompeii is to be turned into a four-hour television mini-series by Gladiator director Ridley Scott.... More...

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Tuesday, 13 April, 2010

Canada turns over new leaf and welcomes Amazon to its shores

The Canadian government has given a green light for the US online bookstore Amazon to open a distribution centre north of the border – despite vehement opposition by local bookshops – in a case that became a key test of... More...

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Tuesday, 13 April, 2010

2010 Pulitzer Prizes for Letters, Drama and Music

The winners include the novel “Tinkers,” by Paul Harding; and the musical “Next to Normal.”... More...

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Tuesday, 13 April, 2010

Books of The Times: Yann Martel’s ‘Beatrice and Virgil,’ a Holocaust Allegory

Yann Martel’s misconceived and offensive new novel parses the tragic fate of its title characters, two animals in a taxidermy shop, “through the tragic fate of Jews.”... More...

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Monday, 12 April, 2010

New book on Oprah 'aims for jugular but doesn't draw blood'

Secretive star deemed to have outsmarted notorious biographer Kitty KelleyShe began by debunking some of the mystique of Jackie Onassis and the sexual peccadilloes of JFK, went on to tear a strip through the reputations of Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan... More...

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Monday, 12 April, 2010

Rana Dasgupta wins Commonwealth Writers' prize

British author's novel Solo takes award, with Best First Novel prize going to Australian Glenda GuestOn the day when a band of former winners including AS Byatt, Louis de Bernières and Andrea Levy called for governments around the world to... More...

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Monday, 12 April, 2010

Impac shortlist led by Joseph O'Neill and Marilynne Robinson

'Sloppy' novels by celebrated writers discarded in favour of work by less established namesThe Irish writer Joseph O'Neill and the American Marilynne Robinson head an eight-strong shortlist for the world's richest literary award, the €100,000 (£88,000) Impac prize.... More...

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Monday, 12 April, 2010

Books of The Times: In ‘Oprah,’ Kitty Kelley Searches for a Mega-Star

Kitty Kelley’s biography of Oprah Winfrey relies on her own words, but not current ones.... More...

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Monday, 12 April, 2010

Arts, Briefly: A Rare ‘Jungle Book’ Resurfaces in Britain

Librarians for Britain’s National Trust have discovered a rare first edition of Rudyard Kipling’s “Jungle Book,” BBC News reported.... More...

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Sunday, 11 April, 2010

Book Review - Anthill - By E. O. Wilson

In his first novel, the renowned biologist E. O. Wilson writes what he knows: an Alabama boy comes of age in the thrall of ants, nature and solitude, determined to save what he loves.... More...

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Sunday, 11 April, 2010

Sunday Routine | Isabel Allende: Nurturing Her Family and Her Tribe

Isabel Allende always begins writing a new book on Jan. 8, a tradition that began in 1981 with a letter she wrote to her dying grandfather that would become the groundwork for her first novel, “The House of Spirits.”... More...

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Sunday, 11 April, 2010

Literary critics scan the brain to find out why we love to read

'Neuro lit crit' is the study of how great writing affects the hard wiring inside our heads. But can we decode the artistic impulse?It is the cutting edge of literary studies, a rapidly expanding field that is blending scientific processes... More...

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Sunday, 11 April, 2010

I’m Chelsea Handler. And You’re Not.

Best sellers, a late-night show, stand-up sell-outs. A little respect, please.... More...

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Saturday, 10 April, 2010

Forget celebrity books, it's their pets' tales that are flying off the shelves

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Saturday, 10 April, 2010

Book Review - All The Whiskey in Heaven - Selected Poems - By Charles Bernstein

The first collection of Charles Bernstein’s poems not published by a university or independent press marks a consummate outsider’s admittance to the mainstream.... More...

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Friday, 9 April, 2010

Book Review - Why Translation Matters - By Edith Grossman

How the communion of writer and translator bridges generations, cultures and languages.... More...

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Friday, 9 April, 2010

Book Review - Even the Dogs - By Jon McGregor

Jon McGregor’s experimental third novel probes the consequences of addiction.... More...

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Friday, 9 April, 2010

Haunting film of Petit Prince author Saint-Exupéry for auction

• 'Little miracle' as footage of enigmatic writer unveiled• Saint-Exupéry is seen with wife a year before he disappeared... More...

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Friday, 9 April, 2010

Essay: Bob Brown, Godfather of the E-Reader

Look past Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos to the forgotten Bob Brown and his 1930s reading machine.... More...

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Friday, 9 April, 2010

Crime: Mystery Novels by Benjamin Black (a k a John Banville), Barbara Cleverly, Martha Grimes and Jacqueline Winspear

Mystery novels by Benjamin Black (a k a John Banville), Barbara Cleverly, Martha Grimes and Jacqueline Winspear.... More...

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Friday, 9 April, 2010

Fiction Chronicle - Novels by Anastasia Hobbet, Lori Lansens, Michael Jaime-Becerra and Alex Berenson

Novels by Anastasia Hobbet, Lori Lansens, Michael Jaime-Becerra and Alex Berenson.... More...

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Friday, 9 April, 2010

Young Adult: The Last Summer of the Death Warriors - By Francisco X. Stork

At 17, an orphan seeks his way through a tangle of love, loss and retribution.... More...

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Friday, 9 April, 2010

Book Review - Taming the Gods - Religion and Democracy on Three Continents - By Ian Buruma

Ian Buruma analyzes the tension between religion and democracy in Europe, America, Japan and China.... More...

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Friday, 9 April, 2010

Paperback Row

Paperback books of particular interest.... More...

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Friday, 9 April, 2010

Editors’ Choice

Recently reviewed books of particular interest.... More...

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Friday, 9 April, 2010

Children’s Books: Bookshelf - More Books Reviewed

More children’s books reviewed.... More...

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Friday, 9 April, 2010

Children’s Books: The Smallest Tall Tale

Two new picture books versions of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale “Thumbelina.”... More...

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Friday, 9 April, 2010

Up Front: Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver is a trained biologist who made the jump from science to fiction writing.... More...

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Friday, 9 April, 2010

TBR: Inside the List

In “Obama Zombies,” the conservative writer Jason Mattera advises how to fend off the legions of glassy-eyed young Obamites.... More...

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Friday, 9 April, 2010

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. CONSERVATIVE VICTORY, by Sean Hannity2. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT'S ME, CHELSEA, by Chelsea Handler3. THE BLIND SIDE, by Michael Lewis4. EAT, PRAY, LOVE, by Elizabeth Gilbert5. MY HORIZONTAL LIFE, by Chelsea Handler... More...

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Friday, 9 April, 2010

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks2. JUST TAKE MY HEART, by Mary Higgins Clark3. HERO AT LARGE, by Janet Evanovich4. GONE TOMORROW, by Lee Child5. DEAR JOHN, by Nicholas Sparks... More...

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Friday, 9 April, 2010

Paperback Trade Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks2. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson3. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson4. LITTLE BEE, by Chris Cleave5. A RELIABLE WIFE, by Robert Goolrick... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 9 April, 2010

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE BIG SHORT, by Michael Lewis2. CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG, by Chelsea Handler3. THE PACIFIC, by Hugh Ambrose4. COURAGE AND CONSEQUENCE, by Karl Rove5. MOUNT PLEASANT, by Steve Poizner... More...

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Friday, 9 April, 2010

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. SILVER BORNE, by Patricia Briggs2. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett3. CAUGHT, by Harlan Coben4. DECEPTION, by Jonathan Kellerman5. HOUSE RULES, by Jodi Picoult... More...

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Friday, 9 April, 2010

Kipling's poignant Jungle Book inscription comes to light

A first edition, dedicated to the daughter he lost, has been discovered in a National Trust property in CambridgeshireA first edition of The Jungle Book, complete with a handwritten inscription by author Rudyard Kipling to his youngest daughter, has been... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Friday, 9 April, 2010

Waterstone's launch 3-for-2 on party manifestos

Book chain looks to cash in on election fever with multi-buy deal on campaign literatureThey are unlikely to trouble Stephenie Meyer and Stieg Larsson's spots on the bestseller lists but Waterstone's is hoping that the election fever currently sweeping the... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Friday, 9 April, 2010

A Ticket to the Circus - A Memoir - By Norris Church Mailer

Norris Church Mailer describes her life with Norman, and shows what kind of woman it took to subdue him, at least partly.... More...

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Friday, 9 April, 2010

Footballers draw self portraits to raise money for charity

From Picasso's pet monkey to the innocence of dreams Premier League stars turn to self-portraiture to raise money for charityWayne Rooney is the Picasso of English football, or at least Picasso's pet monkey, left in the studio one afternoon with... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Friday, 9 April, 2010

Books of The Times: ‘Anthill’ by E. O. Wilson: Coming-of-Age Tale

E. O. Wilson’s first novel — a tale of nature, the South and a young man’s struggle to save an ecosystem — suggests a parallel between ant and human societies.... More...

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Thursday, 8 April, 2010

Questions for Kitty Kelley: The Secret Sharer

The celebrity biographer talks about her newest subject, Oprah Winfrey.... More...

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Thursday, 8 April, 2010

Tom Clancy heroes join forces against terror menace

For his first book in seven years, the novelist is bringing together his toughest characters to tackle 'the terrorists who threaten western civilisation'What terrorist could possibly hold out against such might? This December, the combined forces of a crew of... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 8 April, 2010

On the Cheap: On the Cheap: A Writer Gets a Home Office of Her Own

A designer transformed a Washington Heights living room into a novelist’s workspace on a budget of $2,000.... More...

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Thursday, 8 April, 2010

Books of The Times: Dominic Lieven’s ‘Russia Against Napoleon’

A history of the epic French invasion of Russia and Napoleon’s undoing, told from a distinctly Russian perspective.... More...

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Wednesday, 7 April, 2010

Book Review - The Bridge - The Life and Rise of Barack Obama - By David Remnick

This study of President Obama, by the editor of The New Yorker, has many additions and corrections to make to our reading of “Dreams From My Father.”... More...

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Wednesday, 7 April, 2010

New Clancy Thriller Contains the Sum of All Characters

The new novel, called "Dead Or Alive," will pit Jack Ryan, John Clark and others against a sadistic terrorist.... More...

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Wednesday, 7 April, 2010

China Miéville wins BSFA award, and is tipped for further honours

The City and the City wins the British Science Fiction Association award for best novel, and is leading contender for two other prizesChina Miéville's story of a murder investigation in parallel worlds, The City and the City, has won the... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 7 April, 2010

Books of The Times: Norris Church Mailer’s New Memoir, ‘Ticket to the Circus’

In her memoir, Norman Mailer’s last wife recounts how love led her from small-town Arkansas to the center of a charmed world.... More...

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Wednesday, 7 April, 2010

Visual Artists to Sue Google Over Library Project

The class action lawsuit asserts that a planned digital library amounts to large-scale copyright infringement.... More...

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Wednesday, 7 April, 2010

Theater Review | 'Bellona, Destroyer of Cities': The Feral Dwellers of ‘Dhalgren’ at the Kitchen

“Bellona, Destroyer of Cities” is Jay Scheib’s adaptation of Samuel R. Delany’s science-fiction novel “Dhalgren,” about a ravaged, metaphorical city.... More...

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Tuesday, 6 April, 2010

Can 'Neuro Lit Crit' Save the Humanities?

Can combining neuroscience and Jane Austen get a literature Ph.D. a job?... More...

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Tuesday, 6 April, 2010

Georgian 'erotic pamphlet' collection goes on display

Saucy chapbooks held in the library of Townend House in the Lake District have been put on show for the first time by the National TrustIt could almost be the title of a modern-day Mills & Boon novel – but... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, 6 April, 2010

The Doctor’s World: An Elite Team of Sleuths, Saving Lives in Obscurity

A new book looks at the history of the Epidemic Intelligence Service, an arm of the C.D.C. that investigates medical outbreaks posing a public health threat.... More...

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Tuesday, 6 April, 2010

In Millburn, N.J., Blogging as a Family Affair

Dave and Mara Lateiner and their daughters, ages 9 and 11, have a book-review blog that attracts thousands of visitors.... More...

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Tuesday, 6 April, 2010

Indian Tribes Go in Search of Their Lost Languages

The Shinnecock and Unkechaug on Long Island are joining other tribes seeking to revive ancestral languages as a key to their cultures.... More...

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Monday, 5 April, 2010

Books of The Times: David Remnick’s ‘Bridge’ Adds Details on Obama’s Life

A new biography of President Obama by David Remnick fleshes out the by-now-familiar outlines of his life.... More...

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Monday, 5 April, 2010

‘Freakonomics’ May Find Hidden Side of Documentary: Profit

With multiple directors, the movie had a fairly big budget, but its producers hope it is just weird enough to work.... More...

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Monday, 5 April, 2010

David Remnick Makes It Look Easy at The New Yorker

David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, has his sixth book, “The Bridge,” coming out on Tuesday, and his magazine was the only one at Condé Nast to avoid budget cuts last year.... More...

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Monday, 5 April, 2010

Books of The Times: John Banville’s ‘Infinities’ and ‘Elegy for April’

New books by John Banville, one written under the pseudonym Benjamin Black, show his two sides: one convolutedly clever, the other more blunt.... More...

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Sunday, 4 April, 2010

Arts, Briefly: A Match for ‘Emma’

A rare copy of Jane Austen’s “Emma,” signed by the author, has sold for almost $500,000, according to the BBC News.... More...

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Sunday, 4 April, 2010

Host of books appear as angels become theme of new teenage reading cult

They're heavenly, or hellish, but tales about angels are joining vampire sagas on the bestseller shelves... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Sunday, 4 April, 2010

Off the Shelf: ‘Green Gone Wrong’: Can Capitalism Save the Planet?

In a new book, Heather Rogers warns of the dangers of buying into green euphoria and says green capitalism is undermining ecological progress.... More...

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Saturday, 3 April, 2010

A Sequel to ‘The Official Preppy Handbook’ to Be Published

A sequel to “The Official Preppy Handbook” will teach a new generation the importance of nicknames and loafers.... More...

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Saturday, 3 April, 2010

Matterhorn - A Novel of the Vietnam War - By Karl Marlantes

In this tale of the Vietnam War, 30 years in the creation, bloody folly envelops a Marine company’s mission constructing, abandoning and retaking a remote hilltop outpost.... More...

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Saturday, 3 April, 2010

Bookshelf | Secrets and Struggles: Tales of Obsessions and Battles That Shaped the City

Ready to be beguiled? Two new collections of nonfiction detective stories will help.... More...

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Saturday, 3 April, 2010

Essay: The Parent Problem in Young Adult Lit

How Mom and Dad wound up as the bad guys in today’s young adult fiction.... More...

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Friday, 2 April, 2010

Archbishop of Canterbury praises Philip Pullman's story of Jesus

Rowan Williams says author conveys view with 'real emotional power', though gospels remain 'more resourceful'Philip Pullman's story, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, imagines Mary as having given birth to twins: the inspired, plain-speaking, revolutionary Jesus, and the... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Friday, 2 April, 2010

The Lotus Eaters - By Tatjana Soli

The ambivalent heroine of Tatjana Soli’s Vietnam War novel, a photojournalist, ponders whether those who represent war merely replicate the violence.... More...

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Friday, 2 April, 2010

Nonfiction Chronicle - Books by Roger Rosenblatt, Lesley McDowell, Terry Castle and James McGrath Morris

A memoir of an adult daughter’s death; a study of the sex lives of nine women writers; an essay collection by the literary critic Terry Castle; and a biography of Joseph Pulitzer.... More...

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Friday, 2 April, 2010

Book Review - The Storm - By Margriet de Moor

A brief game of trading places ends one life and irrevocably alters others in this Dutch novel.... More...

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Friday, 2 April, 2010

Book Review - Hot Stuff - Disco and the Remaking of American Culture - By Alice Echols

A historian and former D.J. portrays the ’70s disco scene as a hotbed of social change.... More...

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Friday, 2 April, 2010

Book Review - Wild Romance - A Victorian Story of a Marriage, a Trial and a Self-Made Woman - By Chloë Schama

The true story of a 19th-century woman who chased a reluctant suitor, their secret marriage and an ensuing legal scandal.... More...

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Friday, 2 April, 2010

Book Review - The House of Tomorrow - By Peter Bognanni

In this coming of age novel, the ideals of Buckminster Fuller face off against the misanthropy of punk rock.... More...

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Friday, 2 April, 2010

Book Review - Rat - By Fernanda Eberstadt

In Fernanda Eberstadt’s novel, a wild girl from rural France tracks down her father in London.... More...

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Friday, 2 April, 2010

Book Review - Something Red - By Jennifer Gilmore

Jennifer Gilmore’s second novel explores the lost ideals and lingering illusions of a family once politically committed to making the world better.... More...

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Friday, 2 April, 2010

Book Review - Next - By James Hynes

The middle-aged office worker in James Hynes’s novel, awaiting a job interview in an unfamiliar city, obsesses about sex and terrorism.... More...

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Friday, 2 April, 2010

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE BLIND SIDE, by Michael Lewis2. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT'S ME, CHELSEA, by Chelsea Handler3. EAT, PRAY, LOVE, by Elizabeth Gilbert4. MY HORIZONTAL LIFE, by Chelsea Handler5. A PATRIOT'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES,... More...

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Friday, 2 April, 2010

Book Review - The Shaking Woman - Or, A History of My Nerves - By Siri Hustvedt

A personal exploration of the role experience can play in illnesses of the brain and psyche, by an author struck with convulsions after her father’s death.... More...

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Friday, 2 April, 2010

Book Review - If You Follow Me - By Malena Watrous

Waves of error and misunderstanding attend a young heroine’s year in Japan.... More...

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Friday, 2 April, 2010

Cultured Traveler: Zora Neale Hurston’s Florida

For the 50th anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston’s death, the author’s hometowns are taking note of her life.... More...

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Friday, 2 April, 2010

Book Review - George, Nicholas and Wilhelm - Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I - By Miranda Carter

A group biography of the cousins who reigned over Europe before World War I.... More...

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Friday, 2 April, 2010

Book Review - Cleopatra - A Biography - By Duane W. Roller

The life of the real Cleopatra, who was a formidable scholar, diplomat and naval commander.... More...

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Friday, 2 April, 2010

Book Review - Christianity - The First Three Thousand Years - By Diarmaid MacCulloch

An Oxford professor examines the history of the Christian faith, starting a millennium before the birth of Jesus.... More...

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Friday, 2 April, 2010

Paperback Row

Paperback books of particular interest.... More...

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Friday, 2 April, 2010

Editors’ Choice

Recently reviewed books of particular interest.... More...

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Friday, 2 April, 2010

A Closer Reading of Roman Vishniac

He was the foremost photographer of prewar Eastern European Jewish life. But how real was the image he created?... More...

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Friday, 2 April, 2010

Hans Christian Andersen celebrated with Google doodle

Google celebrates the 205th anniversary of the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen's birth with a series of images telling the story of ThumbelinaA fairytale twist has made the writer Hans Christian Andersen the subject of the latest Google doodle. The... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Friday, 2 April, 2010

Letter From Vietnam: Reading Tim O’Brien in Hanoi

The Vietnamese seem largely uninterested in foreign accounts of what they call the “American War.”... More...

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Friday, 2 April, 2010

Up Front: Vietnam

April 30 will mark the 35th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, the event that ended the Vietnam War.... More...

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Friday, 2 April, 2010

Books of The Times: Brooke Newman’s ‘Jenniemae & James’: Dad and the Maid

Brooke Newman’s father was a mathematical genius who led a chaotic, womanizing life. Her memoir focuses on his platonic friendship with her family’s irrepressible, quotable maid.... More...

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Thursday, 1 April, 2010

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks2. GONE TOMORROW, by Lee Child3. JUST TAKE MY HEART, by Mary Higgins Clark4. DEAR JOHN, by Nicholas Sparks5. FIRST FAMILY, by David Baldacci... More...

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Thursday, 1 April, 2010

Paperback Trade Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson2. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson3. THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks4. LITTLE BEE, by Chris Cleave5. A RELIABLE WIFE, by Robert Goolrick... More...

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Thursday, 1 April, 2010

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE BIG SHORT, by Michael Lewis2. CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG, by Chelsea Handler3. THE PACIFIC, by Hugh Ambrose4. CHANGE YOUR BRAIN, CHANGE YOUR BODY, by Daniel G. Amen5. COURAGE AND CONSEQUENCE, by Karl Rove... More...

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Thursday, 1 April, 2010

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. CAUGHT, by Harlan Coben2. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett3. HOUSE RULES, by Jodi Picoult4. THE SILENT SEA, by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul5. BITE ME, by Christopher Moore... More...

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Thursday, 1 April, 2010

TBR: Inside the List

“The Devil’s Casino,” Vicky Ward’s book about the rise and fall of the banking giant Lehman Brothers, jumps onto the hardcover nonfiction list.... More...

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Thursday, 1 April, 2010

Video: The Observer Conversation: Has pop culture affected politics?

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From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 1 April, 2010

Susan E. Tifft, Chronicler of Newspaper Dynasties, Dies at 59

Ms. Tifft wrote sweeping histories of two newspaper dynasties in collaboration with her husband, Alex S. Jones.... More...

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Thursday, 1 April, 2010

Norris Church Mailer: The Last Wife

How she made a long marriage work with Norman.... More...

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Thursday, 1 April, 2010

Booker rivals clash again on Walter Scott prize shortlist

Three finalists for last year's Booker are among the contenders for the inaugural £25,000 award for historical fictionFrom Robert Harris's ancient Rome in 63BC to Simon Mawer's pre-war Czechoslovakia via the cut-throat court of Henry VIII as reimagined by Hilary... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 1 April, 2010

Dick Giordano, Comic Book Artist, Dies at 77

The artist and former executive editor at DC Comics helped revive aging comic book characters and reimagine them for new audiences.... More...

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Thursday, 1 April, 2010

State of the Art: David Pogue’s Review of the iPad

Apple’s iPad seems to be hated by techies and loved by everyone else. Here are separate reviews for the two audiences.... More...

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Thursday, 1 April, 2010

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