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Issue 50 / December 2012

August 2010

Jackie Kay for Scotland's national poet!

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

Tuesday, 31 August, 2010

Tony Blair's book: God and peace, public services reform and being a liberal | A Journey

Preview of the contents of Tony Blair's memoir A Journey, in which he describes meetings with Ian Paisley'I was sure God would want peace'Tony Blair advised Ian Paisley to "let God guide him" in the final stages of the Northern... More...

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

Tuesday, 31 August, 2010

Dragons' Pen rampages at Edinburgh

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Tuesday, 31 August, 2010

Sorry, One More Post About Franzen

Back in 2004, Jonathan Franzen reviewed Alice Munro's "Runaway" in the Book Review. Some of the thoughts provoked in him by that book sound an awful lot like some of the thoughts in his latest book, "Freedom."... More...

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Tuesday, 31 August, 2010

Researchers Start Job of Sorting Out Yiddish Writer's Papers

They will be moved from his apartment in the Bronx to the YIVO headquarters on West 16th Street.... More...

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Tuesday, 31 August, 2010

Books of The Times: Young Man Seeks Poetry in World War II’s Ruins

A British author links his grandfather’s World War II bombing missions to the war poetry of the time.... More...

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Tuesday, 31 August, 2010

Books of The Times: The Lives Gained by Fleeing Jim Crow

In “The Warmth of Other Suns,” Isabel Wilkerson documents the sweeping 55-year-long migration of black Americans from the South.... More...

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Tuesday, 31 August, 2010

Michel Houellebecq novel draws bitter critical fire

New book comes under attack from Goncourt prize judge for 'affected writing style' and 'lack of imagination'La carte et le territoire is being described as the novel that could finally win French novelist Michel Houellebecq France's top literary prize, the... More...

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

Tuesday, 31 August, 2010

Edinburgh international book festival sees dip in ticket sales

Organisers blame recession for 3% decrease at the first event to be run by new director, Nick BarleyThe first Edinburgh international book festival run by its new director Nick Barley saw a small dip in ticket sales, bucking a trend... More...

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

Tuesday, 31 August, 2010

Berlin 'bombed' with poetry

Helicopter drops 100,000 poetry bookmarks over city as protest against warPoetry rained from the skies on Saturday night in Berlin as 100,000 bookmarks printed with poems by 80 poets from Germany and Chile were dropped on the city from a... More...

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

Tuesday, 31 August, 2010

JK Rowling gives £10m to set up multiple sclerosis research clinic

Harry Potter author funds Edinburgh university research centre named after her mother, who was killed by the disease... More...

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

Tuesday, 31 August, 2010

At Bookstore, Even Nonbuyers Regret Its End

With more people choosing to buy books online, a Barnes & Noble on the Upper West Side prepared to close early next year.... More...

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Tuesday, 31 August, 2010

Journal Scales Back After Suicide

The future of The Virginia Quarterly Review, a highly regarded literary journal, is in doubt after an editor's suicide.... More...

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Tuesday, 31 August, 2010

Diaries tell forgotten story of Nelson's nurse

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Tuesday, 31 August, 2010

Spotlight: Rachel Shukert

Shukert, the author of "Everything Is Going to Be Great: An Underfunded and Overexposed European Grand Tour," was a playwright and actress before she was a two-time memoirist.... More...

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Monday, 30 August, 2010

Bundesbank executive provokes race outcry with book

Merkel leads calls for Thilo Sarrazin to be sacked over remarks about migrants being 'unfit or unwilling to integrated' into societyThe German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has called for the dismissal from the central bank of a prominent board member who... More...

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

Monday, 30 August, 2010

A Print-Free Oxford Dictionary?

Oxford University Press said no decision had been made on the format of the third edition of the O.E.D. after its chief executive seemed to suggest it might not be available in print.... More...

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Monday, 30 August, 2010

Books of The Times: Preppily Perplexed? A New Guidebook

“True Prep,” Lisa Birnbach’s successor to “The Official Preppy Handbook,” addresses the adult world of funerals and second marriages and the post-1980 world of cellphones, the Internet and synthetic fleece.... More...

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Monday, 30 August, 2010

HMV under fire from investors over Waterstone performance

• Waterstone now Britain's top bookseller with 300 outlets• 9% drop in Waterstone's Christmas sales alarmed investorsRebel shareholders have opened fire on music shops chain HMV over its management of Waterstone's, Britain's largest books retailer. Investors want HMV chief executive... More...

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

Monday, 30 August, 2010

A Novel Is All the Rage Even Before It Is Sold

Jonathan Franzen’s new novel, “Freedom,” is causing plenty of talk, even before it hits the shelves.... More...

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Friday, 27 August, 2010

Book Review Podcast: Suzanne Collins

Featuring a conversation about Jonathan Franzen's novel "Freedom"; and Suzanne Collins on her "Hunger Games" trilogy.... More...

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Friday, 27 August, 2010

Book Review Podcast | Suzanne Collins

Featuring a conversation about Jonathan Franzen's novel "Freedom"; and Suzanne Collins on her "Hunger Games" trilogy.... More...

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Friday, 27 August, 2010

Updated 'Metamorphoses,' With Puppets, Is Named Best at Edinburgh's Fringe

A re-telling of Ovid's mythological tales from the London-based theater company Pants on Fire won the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award and will play at the Flea in January.... More...

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Friday, 27 August, 2010

TBR: Inside the List

“The Postcard Killers,” a collaboration between James Patterson and the Swedish crime writer Liza Marklund, hits the fiction list at No. 1.... More...

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Friday, 27 August, 2010

Nuclear Family

The final book in a four-volume series describes the fate of nuclear weapons since the Soviet Union fell.... More...

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Friday, 27 August, 2010

Editors’ Choice

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

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Friday, 27 August, 2010

Essay: Postcards From My Literary Staycation

No money for Venice or Machu Picchu? Try hitting the literary hot spots of Pottsville and Scranton.... More...

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Friday, 27 August, 2010

Cloak and Swagger

The hero of Alan Furst’s novel is devoted to ouzo, women and saving people from the Nazis — until they invade Greece.... More...

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Friday, 27 August, 2010

Steam-Driven Dreams

How the Industrial Revolution transformed invention itself.... More...

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Friday, 27 August, 2010

Jama’s Travels

In this first novel, a Somali orphan roams the world.... More...

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Friday, 27 August, 2010

I Get Around

An absorbing biography of a man who was an academic, a writer, a tattoo artist and an avid sexual adventurer in pre-Stonewall gay America.... More...

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Friday, 27 August, 2010

Hangover in a Strange Land

This memoir of traveling Europe is not shy about reporting on sex, drinking marathons or personal humiliation.... More...

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Friday, 27 August, 2010

Den of Antiquities

Craig Childs explores archaeology’s ethical debates and the costs of discovering lost history.... More...

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Friday, 27 August, 2010

The Language of Exile

Milan Kundera’s essays illuminate music, painting and writing in the context of what he calls a “post-art” era.... More...

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Friday, 27 August, 2010

Where It Hurts

An expansive mix of medical reportage, history and memoir explores our relationship to pain.... More...

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Friday, 27 August, 2010

Guardian first book award longlist ranges around the world

Ten titles contend for £10,000 award, with subjects covered including everything from the itinerant experience of the Somali community to Churchill's 'black dog'The past vies with the future and poetry with prose on the longlist of the 2010 Guardian first... More...

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

Friday, 27 August, 2010

Her Darkest Places

A Library of America collection showcases Shirley Jackson’s fascination with psychology, society and the terrors of everyday life.... More...

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Friday, 27 August, 2010

Still Life With Ragpickers

In the dystopia of this wry first novel, a hierarchical society forces young bachelors to find brides — or else.... More...

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Friday, 27 August, 2010

Where Hatred Ruled

The story of a 1945 Mississippi case of a black man accused of raping a white woman that exposed the seething tensions of the early civil rights era.... More...

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Friday, 27 August, 2010

Flyby

This chronicle of the innovative Voyager mission also ponders the nature and meaning of exploration itself.... More...

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Friday, 27 August, 2010

Graphic Books Best-Sellers: Supermen of Letters

New entries in hit series from Stephen King and James Patterson, and a franchise about a popular boy-wizard.... More...

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Friday, 27 August, 2010

Bloomsbury to relaunch Harry Potter series

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Friday, 27 August, 2010

New York’s Huckleberry Friend

New York City and state are filled with sites related to Mark Twain, and many celebrate the connection with special exhibitions and programs.... More...

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Thursday, 26 August, 2010

Books of The Times: Safety in Numbers? Not for This Heroine

In Kevin Guilfoile’s new thriller, a heroine must deal with a mysterious cult of murderous mathematicians.... More...

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Thursday, 26 August, 2010

Long Island Confidential

A hapless teacher is hurled from one unsavory spot to the next in this fiercely satirical novel.... More...

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Thursday, 26 August, 2010

Revolutionary Road

Seeing the march of American history in the story of the Boston Post Road, a colonial highway turned modern-day ribbon of retail.... More...

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Thursday, 26 August, 2010

Paperback Row

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

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Thursday, 26 August, 2010

Up Front: John Simon

Does John Simon, who grew up in Belgrade and came to America at 15 (English is his fifth language), have an affinity for exiles?... More...

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Thursday, 26 August, 2010

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. EAT, PRAY, LOVE, by Elizabeth Gilbert2. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin3. WHERE MEN WIN GLORY, by Jon Krakauer4. MY HORIZONTAL LIFE, by Chelsea Handler5. THE GLASS CASTLE, by Jeannette... More...

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Thursday, 26 August, 2010

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson2. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson3. FORD COUNTY, by John Grisham4. CHARLIE ST. CLOUD, by Ben Sherwood5. THE 8TH CONFESSION, by James Patterson... More...

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Thursday, 26 August, 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. CUTTING FOR STONE, by Abraham Verghese5. FORD COUNTY, by John Grisham... More...

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Thursday, 26 August, 2010

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. _____ MY DAD SAYS, by Justin Halpern2. COMMITTED, by Elizabeth Gilbert3. OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell4. EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON, by S. C. Gwynne5. THE OBAMA DIARIES, by Laura Ingraham... More...

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Thursday, 26 August, 2010

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE POSTCARD KILLERS, by James Patterson and Liza Marklund2. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, by Stieg Larsson3. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett4. THE COBRA, by Frederick Forsyth5. STAR ISLAND, by Carl Hiaasen... More...

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Thursday, 26 August, 2010

Authors join forces to defend public lending right

Authors including AS Byatt, David Almond and Ali Smith have signed a petition calling on the government not to cut PLR, which gives authors 6p each time one of their books is borrowed from a public libraryNearly 3,000 authors are... More...

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

Thursday, 26 August, 2010

Authors prepare for battle in World Fantasy awards

China Miéville's The City and the City and James Enge's Blood of Ambrose among those shortlisted for best novel prizeIs it crime? Is it science fiction? Is it fantasy? China Miéville's bizarre tale of a murder investigation, The City and... More...

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

Thursday, 26 August, 2010

Books of The Times: The Protean Master of the Ballets Russes

The Dutch scholar Sjeng Scheijen traces the life and career of Serge Diaghilev, the impresario of the Ballets Russes.... More...

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Wednesday, 25 August, 2010

Guantánamo Bay library's most wanted books? Anything but Barack Obama

JK Rowling, John Grisham and Agatha Christie vie with Islamic texts for favour at centre with 18,000 film and print items for loanHe has sold millions of copies of his books around the world, but it turns out that President... More...

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

Wednesday, 25 August, 2010

Jennifer Weiner speaks out against Jonathan Franzen 'overcoverage'

Chick-lit author weary of 'Franzenfrenzy' looks to promote other authors covering similar themesChick-lit author Jennifer Weiner has launched a campaign against the wall-to-wall coverage Jonathan Franzen's new novel, Freedom, is receiving.... More...

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

Wednesday, 25 August, 2010

Living With Music: A Playlist by Rosecrans Baldwin

Rosecrans Baldwin's novel, "You Lost Me There," was reviewed in last Sunday's Book Review.... More...

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Wednesday, 25 August, 2010

Truce called in battle over ebook rights

Agent's plans to issue independent digital editions of books by Random House authors abandonedAuthors including Philip Roth, Salman Rushdie and Martin Amis have been welcomed back into the digital embrace of their publisher Random House after controversially declaring that they... More...

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

Wednesday, 25 August, 2010

Random House Wins Battle for E-Book Rights

After a spat with the Wylie Agency, the publisher now holds the rights to e-book editions of 13 classic titles.... More...

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Wednesday, 25 August, 2010

Book Chain Reports Loss as It Fights With Investor

The legal costs of a proxy battle will continue to weigh on the book chain’s results.... More...

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Wednesday, 25 August, 2010

Books: ‘Deliverance’: A Dark Heart Still Beating

The 40th anniversary of James Dickey’s book about wilderness and survival shouldn’t slip by unnoticed.... More...

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Wednesday, 25 August, 2010

Books of The Times: Seeing a Time (Soon) When We’ll All Be Dieting

Julian Cribb warns of worldwide famines in the near future, and offers sensible ways to help alleviate the “global feeding frenzy.”... More...

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Tuesday, 24 August, 2010

McSex and McSweeney's at the Edinburgh book festival

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

Tuesday, 24 August, 2010

Author Spotlight: Kim Dana Kupperman

Kupperman, the author of "I Just Lately Started Buying Wings: Missives From the Other Side of Silence," has been a writer and editor for over 25 years, and is the founder of Welcome Table Press, an organization dedicated to publishing... More...

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Tuesday, 24 August, 2010

Books on Science: Peeling Away Theories on Gender and the Brain

Cordelia Fine is an acerbic critic, mincing no words when it comes to neuroscientists and popularizers she disagrees with.... More...

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Tuesday, 24 August, 2010

New Yorker Festival Announces Lineup

The program includes public interviews with Paul Reubens, Steve Carell, Patricia Clarkson and Neil Gaiman, and panel discussions on "Saturday Night Live," vampires in popular culture and the rise of the political right.... More...

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Tuesday, 24 August, 2010

Books of The Times: The Building of a Symbol: How It Got There, and Why It’s Orange

The California historian Kevin Starr’s latest book chronicles the building of the Golden Gate Bridge.... More...

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Tuesday, 24 August, 2010

Booksellers Brace for ‘Mockingjay’ Landing

Booksellers hope “Mockingjay,” the final volume of Suzanne Collins’s “Hunger Games” trilogy that comes out on Tuesday, will give them a much-needed lift in sales.... More...

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Tuesday, 24 August, 2010

Günter Grass writes final autobiography

German Nobel laureate says new book, a paean to the Brothers Grimm, will 'mark the end of my autobiographical writings'Günter Grass, the Nobel prize-winning author of acclaimed memoirs Peeling the Onion and The Box, has revealed that his new book... More...

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

Tuesday, 24 August, 2010

Alexander the Great novel gets bum rap in Canada

Annabel Lyon's novel of Alexander the Great's childhoood banned from BC Ferries bookshops in Canada on grounds that jacket features a naked man on horsebackAlexander the Great's bare bottom is keeping a highly-praised debut novel off shelves in Canada.... More...

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

Tuesday, 24 August, 2010

Up Close | Fall Fashion: Giving ‘Fashion Editor’ a Makeover

Nina Garcia’s fourth style guide for women is the latest example of how Ms. Garcia is building her own brand by stretching the parameters of what a fashion editor is.... More...

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Monday, 23 August, 2010

Obama Gets Franzen Novel Early, and Publishing Panic Ensues

An advance copy of a novel due out next week sets off shock waves.... More...

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Monday, 23 August, 2010

Barack Obama goes shopping for holiday reading

US president picks up Jonathan Franzen for himself, and Harper Lee and John Steinbeck for his daughtersA week before the rest of America will be able to get their hands on it, Barack Obama is relaxing on holiday with an... More...

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

Monday, 23 August, 2010

Ayn Rand fan spells out appreciation in world's largest book ad

Nick Newcomen travels 12,000 miles with GPS tracking 'pen' to emblazon message 'Read Ayn Rand' across the USSome literary fans show their dedication to a particular author by traipsing to book signings or festivals; others track down elusive first editions.... More...

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

Monday, 23 August, 2010

Our Towns: His Poetry Was Odd, but His Letters to the Police Were Odder

Alfred Starr Hamilton, an untutored poet who lived in Montclair and attracted literary admirers, left a number of baffling messages to the Montclair Police Department.... More...

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Monday, 23 August, 2010

The Open Road Wasn’t Quite Open to All

A new play and a children’s book revisit the “Green Book,” a guide for black motorists in the Jim Crow era.... More...

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Sunday, 22 August, 2010

Books of The Times: Searching for Planet X, and Other Untamable Yearnings

Michael Byers’s second novel explores the human desire for discovery through the story of the Kansas farm boy who discovered Pluto.... More...

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Sunday, 22 August, 2010

Top Gear driver unmasked as Sunday Times lifts helmet on Stig's identity

BBC says planned memoirs by Ben Collins, revealed to be latest mysterious test driver, 'breached confidentiality obligations'For years the identity of BBC TV's Top Gear test driver, the Stig, has been the subject of frenzied speculation but now his identity... More...

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

Sunday, 22 August, 2010

The Americans just don't get why we're cynical about Tony Blair | Ian Tucker

A charitable donation plays well in the US where a culture of philanthropy is more establishedTony Blair must be wondering what he has to do to get a positive headline. In the same week that his old comrade Rupert Murdoch... More...

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

Sunday, 22 August, 2010

Still crazy after all these years (except this time they are loaded)

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Sunday, 22 August, 2010

A radical future for book publishing

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Sunday, 22 August, 2010

US author takes Rowling's rich-list crown

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Sunday, 22 August, 2010

Visuals: Forms and Functions

A roundup of art and design books, including visual histories of McSweeney’s and Penguin books and a Maira Kalman catalog.... More...

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Saturday, 21 August, 2010

Book Review - Book of Days - Personal Essays - By Emily Fox Gordon

The author of two memoirs, including “Mockingbird Years,” questions the honesty of the enterprise.... More...

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Saturday, 21 August, 2010

Essay: Business Journalism’s Image Problem

We aren’t all dashing muckrakers like Stieg Larsson’s Mikael Blomkvist. But untangling the financial crisis isn’t just about catching bad guys.... More...

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Saturday, 21 August, 2010

Common as Air - By Lewis Hyde

Lewis Hyde draws on the founding fathers for arguments against the privatization of knowledge.... More...

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Saturday, 21 August, 2010

The Poetry of Prose

A grammar manual for the 21st century that endorses breaking rules that make no sense.... More...

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Saturday, 21 August, 2010

Book Review - The Pages - By Murray Bail

A philosopher and a psychoanalyst travel from Sydney to a remote sheep station to evaluate a manuscript in this novel.... More...

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Saturday, 21 August, 2010

Christians and Muslims

A fascinating journey along the latitude line in Africa and Asia where Christianity and Islam often meet and clash.... More...

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Saturday, 21 August, 2010

Editors’ Choice

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

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Saturday, 21 August, 2010

Fiction Chronicle - Books by Scott Bradfield, James P. Othmer, Bernice L. McFadden and Ben Greenman.

Novels by Scott Bradfield, James P. Othmer and Bernice L. McFadden, and stories by Ben Greenman.... More...

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Saturday, 21 August, 2010

Book Review - Warning Shadows - Home Alone With Classic Cinema - By Gary Giddins

Gary Giddins looks back at films of the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, from Jimmy Stewart westerns to propaganda driven by a samba beat.... More...

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Saturday, 21 August, 2010

What’s Left Behind

This essay collection is preoccupied with the dead, but it also sheds light on the living.... More...

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Saturday, 21 August, 2010

‘View With Favor’

A comprehensive study of the British government’s decision to support Zionism.... More...

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Saturday, 21 August, 2010

Up Front: Linda Robinson

Linda Robinson has spent much of her life as a foreign correspondent covering wars and revolutions.... More...

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Saturday, 21 August, 2010

Book Review - Morning Miracle - Inside the Washington Post - By Dave Kindred

A semi-insider’s account of past glory and current crisis at The Washington Post.... More...

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Saturday, 21 August, 2010

She Remembered, He Remembered

In this first novel, a widowed research scientist tries to solve the puzzle of his marriage.... More...

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Saturday, 21 August, 2010

Book Review - Let’s Take the Long Way Home - By Gail Caldwell

A memoir of Gail Caldwell’s friendship with Caroline Knapp, and an anguished chronicle of Knapp’s death from cancer.... More...

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Saturday, 21 August, 2010

Book Review Podcast: Eliza Griswold

Eliza Griswold discusses her book "The Tenth Parallel," and Chrystia Freeland examines the problem with business journalism.... More...

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Friday, 20 August, 2010

Book Review Podcast: Eliza Griswold

Featuring Eliza Griswold on her book "The Tenth Parallel"; and Chrystia Freeland on the problem with business journalism.... More...

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Friday, 20 August, 2010

Noticed: E-Books Make Readers Less Isolated

E-readers seem to invite strangers to start conversations more than traditional books do.... More...

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Friday, 20 August, 2010

AS Byatt says women who write intellectual books seen as unnatural

Grande dame of literature AS Byatt criticises Orange prize for fiction saying there is no such thing as feminine subject matterWomen who write smart, demanding novels are perceived by critics as strange and unnatural, "like a dog standing on its... More...

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

Friday, 20 August, 2010

No Cliffhanger: James Patterson and Stephenie Meyer Are Top-Earning Authors

Mr. Patterson ($70 million) and Ms. Meyer ($40 million) led Forbes magazine's list of the 10 highest-paid authors in the industry, followed by Stephen King ($34 million), Danielle Steel ($32 million) and Ken Follett ($20 million).... More...

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Friday, 20 August, 2010

Paperback Row

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

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Friday, 20 August, 2010

TBR: Inside the List

Jonathan Franzen’s long-awaited novel “Freedom” is almost certain to make the best-seller list, so let’s just get our coverage out of the way now.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 20 August, 2010

Stray Questions for: Roy Peter Clark

Roy Peter Clark's book "The Glamour of Grammar" is reviewed in this Sunday's Book Review... More...

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Friday, 20 August, 2010

Jodi Picoult attacks favouritism towards 'white male literary darlings'

Bestselling author attacks New York Times for narrow focus of its review coverageBestselling author Jodi Picoult has criticised the New York Times for focusing on "white male literary darlings" in its book coverage, following Michiko Kakutani's rave review of Jonathan... More...

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

Friday, 20 August, 2010

Graphic Book Best-Sellers: Cavemen from the Future

"The Adventures of Ook and Gluk" tells the story of the young barbarians growing up in Caveland, Ohio, in 500,001 B.C.... More...

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Friday, 20 August, 2010

Mr Benn goes back into print

Unavailable for 30 years, David McKee's much-loved children's books are being reissued for a new generation"As if by magic, the shopkeeper appeared ..." Mr Benn is set to put his bowler hat back on and return to the fancy dress... More...

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

Friday, 20 August, 2010

James Patterson brings in $70m to become world's highest-earning author

Prolific 'brand-name' author, whose many books are written by a team of collaborators, takes twice as much as Stephenie Meyer, his nearest rivalWith his name emblazoned on one in every 17 novels bought in the US, James Patterson has become... More...

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

Friday, 20 August, 2010

Books of The Times: Melanie Thernstrom’s ‘Pain Chronicles’: The Cures and the Myths

Melanie Thernstrom combines memoir, scholarly research, and journalistic reportage to write about pain and its management.... More...

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Thursday, 19 August, 2010

Poetry Comes to Newark

The Dodge Poetry Festival is coming to Newark.... More...

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Thursday, 19 August, 2010

Peace and War

Like Jonathan Franzen’s previous novel, “The Corrections,” this is a masterly portrait of a nuclear family in turmoil, with a majestic sweep that gathers every sociocultural morsel of our shared millennial life.... More...

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Thursday, 19 August, 2010

Graphic Books

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE ADVENTURES OF OOK AND GLUK, by George Beard and Harold Hutchins2. KICK-ASS, by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.3. BLACKEST NIGHT, by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis4. BLACKEST NIGHT: GREEN LANTERN, by Geoff Johns... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 19 August, 2010

Children's Books

Top 5 at a Glance1. LEGO STAR WARS, by Simon Beecroft2. THE QUIET BOOK, by Deborah Underwood3. STAR WARS, written and illustrated by Rufus Butler Seder4. HOW ROCKET LEARNED TO READ, written and illustrated by Tad Hills5. CITY DOG, COUNTRY... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 19 August, 2010

Paperback Advice

Top 5 at a Glance1. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING, by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel2. THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES, by Gary Chapman3. FOOD RULES, by Michael Pollan4. THE BELLY FAT CURE, by Jorge Cruise5. THE LOVE DARE, by... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 19 August, 2010

Hardcover Advice

Top 5 at a Glance1. WOMEN FOOD AND GOD, by Geneen Roth2. IT’S NOT JUST WHO YOU KNOW, by Tommy Spaulding3. BURY MY HEART AT CONFERENCE ROOM B, by Stan Slap4. THE MENTOR LEADER, by Tony Dungy5. DELIVERING HAPPINESS, by... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 19 August, 2010

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. EAT, PRAY, LOVE, by Elizabeth Gilbert2. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin3. THE GLASS CASTLE, by Jeannette Walls4. WHERE MEN WIN GLORY, by Jon Krakauer5. MY HORIZONTAL LIFE, by Chelsea... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 19 August, 2010

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson2. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson3. SMASH CUT, by Sandra Brown4. CHARLIE ST. CLOUD, by Ben Sherwood5. WATER BOUND, by Christine Feehan... More...

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Thursday, 19 August, 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 LACUNA, by Barbara Kingsolver5. CUTTING FOR STONE, by Abraham Verghese... More...

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Thursday, 19 August, 2010

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. _____ MY DAD SAYS, by Justin Halpern2. THE OBAMA DIARIES, by Laura Ingraham3. THE BIG SHORT, by Michael Lewis4. EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON, by S. C. Gwynne5. CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG, by Chelsea Handler... More...

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Thursday, 19 August, 2010

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, by Stieg Larsson2. TOUGH CUSTOMER, by Sandra Brown3. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett4. STAR ISLAND, by Carl Hiaasen5. VEIL OF NIGHT, by Linda Howard... More...

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Thursday, 19 August, 2010

Geraldine Brooks Wins Literary Peace Prize

Ms. Brooks, the journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, was awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement, for revealing "the ugly realities of conflict and its destructive effects."... More...

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Thursday, 19 August, 2010

Mailbag: Meet the Tolstoys

A reader tells the story of his great-grandfather's 1898 visit the Tolstoys' estate.... More...

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Thursday, 19 August, 2010

A Man With a Memorial: Vonnegut Library to Open in the Fall

The library, in Indianapolis, will contain artifacts from his life and career, including his Purple Heart and numerous rejection letters he received before achieving his literary fame.... More...

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Thursday, 19 August, 2010

Jennifer Egan: Gallery of a Writer's Impulses

Jennifer Egan's isn't your typical author Web site. Yes, there are the usual pages cataloging books, interviews, other writings, reviews. But the bolder elements - names of places and dates - are windows into Egan's creative process, her state of... More...

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Thursday, 19 August, 2010

Serenity Now: Lewis Black Protests 'Eat Pray Love'

The volatile "Daily Show" commentator says the movie did not live up to a book that played a crucial role in his spiritual development.... More...

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Thursday, 19 August, 2010

Edwin Morgan, Scotland's national poet, dies aged 90

Carol Ann Duffy and others pay tribute to a 'generous, gentle genius' known for the variety and inventiveness of his workCalled "poetry's true son" by Carol Ann Duffy, Scottish poet Edwin Morgan has died aged 90.... More...

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Thursday, 19 August, 2010

Kurt Vonnegut memorial library to open in Indianapolis

Centre in the city of Vonnegut's birth will display first editions, artwork and war medals – along with boxes of rejection lettersSo it quite rightly goes: a library celebrating the life and work of novelist and humanist Kurt Vonnegut is... More...

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Thursday, 19 August, 2010

Harry Potter course to be offered at Durham University

Module will focus on 'social, cultural and educational context', but no word on whether Expelliarmus will be applied to students with poor gradesThere'll be no flying lessons, potions or defence-against-the-dark-arts classes, but Harry Potter fans at Durham University have the... More...

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Thursday, 19 August, 2010

Drawing Room Drama

The plot unfolds in the south of France, as Jean Cocteau insinuates himself in the life of a family.... More...

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Thursday, 19 August, 2010

Talk: Biblio File: Their Better Half

A brilliant writer, Caroline Blackwood is now better known as a muse.... More...

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Thursday, 19 August, 2010

Frank Kermode, Literary Critic, Dies at 90

Mr. Kermode was a professor at English and American universities who wrote or edited more than 50 books and who was knighted for his work.... More...

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Thursday, 19 August, 2010

Climate change and the vuvuzela leave mark on Oxford Dictionary of English

Other words and phrases introduced for the latest edition include 'toxic debt', 'staycation', 'cheesebal' and 'national treasure'The World Cup in South Africa, climate change, the credit crunch and technology have all left their mark on the way we talk, the... More...

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Thursday, 19 August, 2010

New Books by Adam Langer, Ann Weisgarber and Others

Books by Martin Cruz Smith, Adam Langer, Ann Weisgarber, Geoffrey O’Brien, Manu Joseph and Helen Grant.... More...

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Wednesday, 18 August, 2010

Peg Bracken’s Cookbook Returns, Canned Soup and All

Peg Bracken’s “I Hate to Cook Book” is reissued, in the teeth of the organic, clean-food movement.... More...

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Wednesday, 18 August, 2010

Books of The Times: ‘Higher Education?’ by Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus

Two academics pose questions about the degree to which universities’ main purpose — for them, the teaching of undergraduates — is being undermined.... More...

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Wednesday, 18 August, 2010

Not Busy Enough, Betty White to Also Write Two Books

The books, for G.P. Putnam's Sons, will be called "Listen Up!" and "The Zoo and I."... More...

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Wednesday, 18 August, 2010

'I wrote 2U B4'! British Library shows up textspeak as soooo 19th century

New exhibition features Victorian poems written like text messages, the rise of RP, and battles over the letter HIf u really r annoyed by the vocabulary of the text generation, then a new exhibition at the British Library should calm... More...

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Wednesday, 18 August, 2010

Childish Things: Watch a 3-Year-Old Recite a Billy Collins Poem From Memory

Meet a young poetry aficionado whose knowledge of the subject goes well beyond Dr. Seuss.... More...

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Wednesday, 18 August, 2010

Celebrated critic Frank Kermode dies aged 90

Prominent for more than half-a-century, he combined an eminent scholarly career with popular successWidely acclaimed as Britain's foremost literary critic, Sir Frank Kermode, died yesterday in Cambridge at the age of 90.... More...

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Wednesday, 18 August, 2010

Living With Music: A Playlist by Matthew Sharpe

Matthew Sharpe's new novel, "You Were Wrong," will be published later this month.... More...

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Wednesday, 18 August, 2010

Jeanette Winterson hits out at threats to libraries

The novelist tells Edinburgh audience of fears for young readers whose only access to books may be through librariesJeanette Winterson has warned that libraries which replace classic literature with DVDs risk failing the children of today.... More...

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Wednesday, 18 August, 2010

Mandelson tops MPs' summer reading list

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Wednesday, 18 August, 2010

Peter Mandelson's memoir tops holiday book list for MPs

New Labour titles and social critiques dominate politicians' beachside reading choices this summerIt could be described as a busman's holiday: the most popular book MPs will be "relaxing" with on their summer breaks this year is Peter Mandelson's memoir of... More...

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Wednesday, 18 August, 2010

Books of The Times: In ‘The Tenth Parallel,’ by Eliza Griswold, Religions Clash

Eliza Griswold investigates world hot spots where Islam and Christianity meet.... More...

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Wednesday, 18 August, 2010

It's Woodstock, a celebration of writers and their words

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Wednesday, 18 August, 2010

Andrew O'Hagan's all-conquering dog

Novelist and essayist Andrew O'Hagan turned an unusual trick at the book festival on Sunday: instead of reading from his book, he imported a trio of actors – Ian McDiarmid, Suzanne Bertish and Andrew Hawley – to "do" the voices... More...

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Tuesday, 17 August, 2010

Christos Tsiolkas in Scotland

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Tuesday, 17 August, 2010

Franzen in Webster Groves

A common thread that runs through the fiction of Jonathan Franzen is the author's preoccupation  with the Midwest, specifically with its cities and suburbs.... More...

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Tuesday, 17 August, 2010

Undermined: Hitler's image as WWI hero

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Tuesday, 17 August, 2010

The Woman Who Was Cast in 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'

The American film version of Stieg Larsson's novel has found its Lisbeth Salander.... More...

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Tuesday, 17 August, 2010

Tony Blair book climbs bestseller chart after donation deal

Tony Blair's A Journey is seventh on Amazon list and Waterstone's reports rise in pre-orders two weeks before releaseTony Blair's autobiography has jumped up the Amazon bestseller chart since it was announced yesterday that all proceeds from the book will... More...

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Tuesday, 17 August, 2010

Peter Carey: Parrot and Olivier in America could be my best book

Australian novelist Peter Carey speaks of joy of being longlisted for the Booker prize, an award he has won twice previouslyTrue History of the Kelly Gang brought Peter Carey the Booker and the Commonwealth Writers' prize; Oscar and Lucinda won... More...

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Tuesday, 17 August, 2010

Bernard Knox, 95, Classics Scholar, Dies

Professor Knox was an authority on the works of Sophocles, a prolific scholar and the founding director of Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies.... More...

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Tuesday, 17 August, 2010

Tony Blair's memoirs to provide largest ever donation for Royal British Legion

Former PM's motives behind gift questioned, but windfall will be Royal British Legion's biggest everAs it considers the biggest donation in its history today the Royal British Legion has reason to be thankful for the stellar negotiating tactics of US... More...

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Tuesday, 17 August, 2010

Books of The Times: Rick Moody’s ‘Four Fingers of Death’ Dips Into Absurd

A novel within a novel features a sci-fi hack writing about a disembodied killer arm.... More...

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Tuesday, 17 August, 2010

Books & Books Arrives and Sides Are Taken

Books & Books recently opened its doors in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., stirring animosity in a town that already had an independent bookstore.... More...

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Tuesday, 17 August, 2010

Bonjour jeunesse: new French literary star Carmen Bramly is 15

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Tuesday, 17 August, 2010

Bonjour jeunesse: new French literary star is 15

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Tuesday, 17 August, 2010

Adolf Hitler a war hero? Anything but, said first world war comrades

Unpublished letters and diaries from List regiment soldiers portray Hitler as a loner, an object of ridicule and 'a rear area pig'Adolf Hitler's rabid antisemitism and virulent nationalism were not directly prompted by his experiences on the western front in... More...

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Monday, 16 August, 2010

Cover Boy

As you've probably heard by now, Jonathan Franzen is on the cover of this week's Time magazine, the first living novelist in a decade to be so honored.... More...

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Monday, 16 August, 2010

Tony Blair's donation to British Legion receives mixed response

Armed forces charity delighted to accept book proceeds but opponents of war say it will not change their views on former PMFor the former prime minister it was "a way of marking the enormous sacrifice" of the UK's armed forces.... More...

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Monday, 16 August, 2010

Lawyer Battles Back Against DC Comics in Superman Dispute

A lawyer for Marc Toberoff, who has represented heirs to the Superman creators Jerome Siegel and Joseph Shuster, told a court the complaint filed against him by the comics company was "an absolutely meritless attack."... More...

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Monday, 16 August, 2010

Scotland's image-maker Sir Walter Scott 'invented English legends'

Author claims unfashionable novelist first wrote some of the famous exploits of Robin Hood and Sir Walter RaleighThe novels of Sir Walter Scott are now – in England, at least – almost unread. It is hard to imagine an author... More...

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Monday, 16 August, 2010

Tony Blair pledges book proceeds to Royal British Legion

Former PM marks 'enormous sacrifice' of armed forces by donating money from memoirs, including £4.6m advanceTony Blair, who led the UK into wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is to donate the proceeds from his forthcoming memoir to the Royal British... More...

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Monday, 16 August, 2010

Angelina Jolie and George Clooney 'set for Marilyn Monroe film'

Angelina Jolie is reported to be taking the lead in a movie version of Andrew O'Hagan's novel seen through the eyes of Marilyn Monroe's terrier, while George Clooney will play Frank SinatraAngelina Jolie and George Clooney are reportedly definites to... More...

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Monday, 16 August, 2010

Ian Rankin embarrassed by 'purple prose' of first book

'There's words in it I don't actually understand,' Rebus author tells interviewerLooking back on the pretentious scribblings of youth is embarrassing for anyone, so pity poor Ian Rankin, whose musings from his early 20s are immortalised for all time in... More...

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Monday, 16 August, 2010

Arts, Briefly: Books and Authors, in New York and Abroad

The Brooklyn Book Festival will once again fill Borough Hall Plaza in Brooklyn Heights with all things literary on Sept. 12.... More...

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Monday, 16 August, 2010

Superheroes of today are 'bad role models'

Leading child psychologist claims characters such as Iron Man are selling adolescent boys 'a narrow version of masculinity'They thwart dastardly supervillains and have saved the world countless times over but macho superheroes now face a determined new foe in the... More...

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Monday, 16 August, 2010

Books of The Times: Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Freedom’ Follows Family’s Quest

With “Freedom,” Jonathan Franzen has completed his own transformation from a sharp-elbowed, apocalyptic satirist into a kind of 19th-century realist.... More...

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Sunday, 15 August, 2010

Imprint: On Turkey’s Datca Peninsula

Turkey’s Datca Peninsula is an undiscovered Eden that inspired a novel.... More...

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Sunday, 15 August, 2010

Slap author Christos Tsiolkas takes swipe at 'dry' European fiction

European books are 'academic in a cheap, shitey way', says Australian who wrote Booker-longlisted novel The SlapThe author of the Booker-longlisted novel The Slap – which has been published to a storm of both dazzled praise and furious accusations of... More...

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Sunday, 15 August, 2010

Off the Shelf: The Longer View of Lehman Brothers

A look at a bank’s rise and fall over 164 years of financial evolution.... More...

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Saturday, 14 August, 2010

Expanding the Horizons and Products of Archie Comics

A new management team is aggressively trying to transform the Archie family of characters into global brands in comics, film and apparel.... More...

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Saturday, 14 August, 2010

Christopher Hitchens, Not Going Gently

People are praying for Christopher Hitchens, who has cancer. A confirmed atheist, he doesn’t mind. Nor is he changing his mind.... More...

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Saturday, 14 August, 2010

Bookshelf: In New York Books, Heat, Politics and Urban Decay

Books look at the political implications of an 1896 heat wave, chronicle a personal journey on the river and revisit a Bronx neighborhood 40 years later.... More...

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Saturday, 14 August, 2010

Cultural Studies: Crafting Fictional Personas With the Language of Facebook

“My Darklyng,” a serialized novel unfolding in text and on Facebook and Twitter, illustrates how fictionalized teenagers are online.... More...

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

TBR: Inside the List

Mary Roach’s jaunty exploration of space travel, “Packing for Mars,” plants its flag at No. 6 on the hardcover nonfiction list.... More...

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Book Review Podcast: Martin Cruz Smith

Featuring Martin Cruz Smith on his latest Russian thriller, "Three Stations"; and Sara Ivry on Suzanne Rivecca's story collection, "Death Is Not an Option."... More...

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Children’s Books: Bookshelf - More Books Reviewed

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

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Book Review - The Hundred-Foot Journey - By Richard C. Morais

In a story reminiscent of “Slumdog Millionaire,” a Bombay-born Muslim boy conquers culinary Paris.... More...

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Book Review Podcast: Martin Cruz Smith

Featuring Martin Cruz Smith on his latest Russian thriller, "Three Stations"; and Sara Ivry on Suzanne Rivecca's story collection, "Death Is Not an Option."... More...

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Book Review - Death Is Not an Option - Stories - By Suzanne Rivecca

The women in Suzanne Rivecca’s first story collection are looking for salvation, but not the religious kind.... More...

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Book Review - Three Stations - By Martin Cruz Smith

In Martin Cruz Smith’s seventh Russian mystery, the villains are corrupt bureaucrats and capitalists, and the hero, as ever, is Arkady Renko, investigator.... More...

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Stray Questions for Richard Toye

Richard Toye's book "Churchill's Empire" is reviewed in this Sunday's Book Review.... More...

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Book Review - Churchill’s Empire - By Richard Toye

Churchill led Britain through her finest hour but, as this history shows, he had his own disturbing history of conquest, racism and brutality.... More...

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Book Review - Elegies for the Brokenhearted - By Christie Hodgen

A woman portrays five people who shaped her life in this intricate novel.... More...

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Book Review - The Book in the Renaissance - By Andrew Pettegree

A revisionist history of the first 150 years of the age of print.... More...

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Book Review - Everything - By Kevin Canty

Four Montana residents make terrible decisions about love in a novel filled with optimism and humanity as well as booze and heartbreak.... More...

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Children’s Books: Ling and Ting - Not Exactly the Same! - By Grace Lin

These stories about identical twin sisters contain lessons about individuality for young readers.... More...

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Children’s Books: Tell Us We’re Home - By Marina Budhos

In this novel, the children of the privileged are observed by the sharp-eyed daughters of their nannies and housekeepers.... More...

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Graphic Books Best Sellers: Hey There, Pilgrim!

For a 20-something slacker from Toronto, Scott Pilgrim is looking very ambitious. A video game, a movie and a soundtrack all launch this week - and the series's six volumes can be found in the top seven of our softcover... More...

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Children’s Books: The Brave Escape of Edith Wharton - By Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge

How the smart, strong-willed future novelist Edith Wharton survived in upper-crust New York around 1880.... More...

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Book Review - I Curse the River of Time - By Per Petterson

In this slender novel by the Norwegian writer Per Petterson, a lonely protagonist grapples with divorce, death and the fall of the Berlin Wall.... More...

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Editors’ Choice

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

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Paperback Row

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

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Up Front: Olen Steinhauer

In the mid-1990s, Olen Steinhauer recalled in a recent e-mail, he spent a few drunken months in Prague trying to write like James Joyce.... More...

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Nonfiction Chronicle

Books about cyberwarfare, American foreign policy, Theodore Roosevelt and the importance of the humanities.... More...

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Crime: Mystery Novels by Nevada Barr, Colin Cotterill, Helen Grant and Matthew Dicks

Mystery novels by Nevada Barr, Colin Cotterill, Helen Grant and Matthew Dicks.... More...

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Jonathan Franzen is Time magazine cover star

Author of The Corrections will become first living American novelist to appear on Time magazine cover for a decadeJonathan Franzen, whose long-awaited new novel, Freedom, is out later this month, is to grace the cover of Time magazine's new issue... More...

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Friday, 13 August, 2010

Billionaire Investor Nominates 3 Directors in Fight Over Barnes & Noble

Ronald W. Burkle nominated three directors to the company’s board after efforts to reach a settlement between the sides faltered.... More...

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Friday, 13 August, 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 LACUNA, by Barbara Kingsolver5. ONE DAY, by David Nicholls... More...

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Thursday, 12 August, 2010

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. _____ MY DAD SAYS, by Justin Halpern2. THE OBAMA DIARIES, by Laura Ingraham3. ANGELINA, by Andrew Morton4. THE BIG SHORT, by Michael Lewis5. CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG, by Chelsea Handler... More...

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Thursday, 12 August, 2010

Books of The Times: ‘The Sugar King of Havana,’ by John Paul Rathbone

A biography of prerevolutionary Cuba’s richest mogul looks at how the other half lived before Castro.... More...

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Thursday, 12 August, 2010

Movie Review | 'Eat Pray Love': Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem in ‘Eat Pray Love’

“Eat Pray Love” is a sumptuous and leisurely adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir of post-divorce globe-trotting.... More...

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Thursday, 12 August, 2010

The Carnegies: a Ghost Story

Generation after generation, descendants of Thomas Carnegie struggled with mental illness. One of them has now written a book about it.... More...

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Thursday, 12 August, 2010

First in a Decade: A Living Novelist on Time's Cover

The new cover of Time Magazine, on sale Friday, will feature Jonathan Franzen on the cover, the first time in 10 years that a living American novelist has been on the cover.... More...

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Thursday, 12 August, 2010

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson2. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson3. CHARLIE ST. CLOUD, by Ben Sherwood4. THE 8TH CONFESSION, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro5. NINE DRAGONS,... More...

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Thursday, 12 August, 2010

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. EAT, PRAY, LOVE, by Elizabeth Gilbert2. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin3. THE GLASS CASTLE, by Jeannette Walls4. MY HORIZONTAL LIFE, by Chelsea Handler5. WHERE MEN WIN GLORY, by Jon... More...

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Thursday, 12 August, 2010

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, by Stieg Larsson2. THE RED QUEEN, by Philippa Gregory3. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett4. STAR ISLAND, by Carl Hiaasen5. THE REMBRANDT AFFAIR, by Daniel Silva... More...

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Thursday, 12 August, 2010

Jesuit priest accuses Philip Pullman of waging war on Christianity

Fantasy author's The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ is a misrepresentation, Father Gerald O'Collins argues in bookA Jesuit priest and bible scholar has written a fierce response to Philip Pullman's retelling of the life of Jesus, claiming that... More...

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Thursday, 12 August, 2010

Random House to release George Bush memoir in UK

Decision Points, a 'groundbreaking' book exploring Bush's 14 'most historic' decisions, will go on sale in UK in NovemberFormer US president George W Bush is to join his old friend Tony Blair as one of Random House's authors, with his... More...

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Thursday, 12 August, 2010

As E-Books Gain, Barnes & Noble Tries to Stay Ahead

The strong growth of electronic books has altered the way consumers browse and buy books, forcing big bookstore chains to find new ways to attract shoppers.... More...

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Thursday, 12 August, 2010

New York publisher sues UBS over alleged plagiarism

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Thursday, 12 August, 2010

Pete Hamill, Print Holdout, Goes Direct to E-Book

Pete Hamill’s new book, on immigration, will skip print altogether and be published only as an e-book.... More...

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Wednesday, 11 August, 2010

Books of The Times: ‘I Curse the River of Time,’ Per Petterson’s Lost Soul

The Norwegian novelist Per Petterson’s new novel doesn’t have the same historical sweep as his best seller “Out Stealing Horses,” but it is just as well written.... More...

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Wednesday, 11 August, 2010

Tolkien and Dickens descendants collaborate on children's fantasy

Poet Michael GR Tolkien's reworking of classic children's fantasy is read for audiobook by Charles Dickens's great-great grandsonIt is a match made in publicists' heaven: the grandson of JRR Tolkien and the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens have collaborated for... More...

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Wednesday, 11 August, 2010

Living With (and Without) Music: A Playlist by Steve Stern

Steve Stern is the author, most recently, of the novel "The Frozen Rabbi."... More...

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Wednesday, 11 August, 2010

L'Auteur turns his poison pen on himself

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Wednesday, 11 August, 2010

Books of The Times: Rosanne Cash Writes ‘Composed: A Memoir’

Rosanne Cash writes about her evolution from being known as Johnny Cash’s daughter to being a successful performer in her own right.... More...

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Tuesday, 10 August, 2010

Charlie Chan Finds His Boswell in Yunte Huang

Yunte Huang, a Chinese-born scholar, has written a book about an unlikely screen hero, Charlie Chan.... More...

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Tuesday, 10 August, 2010

Tony Blair's 'naivete' risked Northern Ireland peace deal

New book on peace process claims Bush administration thought ex-PM 'insane' for backing Sinn Féin parallel police planGeorge Bush's administration, alongside the Irish government, viewed Tony Blair as guilty of "complete naivete" in considering handing over the policing of Northern... More...

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Tuesday, 10 August, 2010

Accent on youth as Gold Dagger nominees are revealed

The field for the annual £2,500 crime writing award includes two novels in which 12-year-old investigators take centre stageThe usual crime novel lineup of grizzled detectives and hard-drinking coppers has been edged out by enterprising 12-year-old investigators in the final... More...

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Tuesday, 10 August, 2010

'Independent' expert shortlisted for book award

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Tuesday, 10 August, 2010

Books of The Times: Nanny Runs the Show in Mona Simpson’s ‘My Hollywood’

Mona Simpson’s “My Hollywood” explicates the emotional geometry of a triangular relationship between a mother, her baby and his nanny.... More...

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Monday, 9 August, 2010

Breakthrough Award for New Novelist

James P. King has won the Amazon award.... More...

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Monday, 9 August, 2010

Video: A New Life for 'Scott Pilgrim'

The director Edgar Wright discusses bringing Bryan Lee O'Malley's "Scott Pilgrim" comics to the big screen.... More...

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Monday, 9 August, 2010

Yours for £150: Tony Blair's memoirs as gospel

Former prime minister's publishers to launch a special signed edition in red and goldThere is one guaranteed way of avoiding the fixed grin of Tony Blair when his ardently awaited political memoir, A Journey, finally hits the book shops on... More...

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Monday, 9 August, 2010

Glenn Beck wins faint praise from Stephen King

Author says he has come to 'sort of dig' right-wing talk show hostAfter describing him as "Satan's mentally challenged younger brother" three years ago, Stephen King appears to have warmed slightly towards Glenn Beck, admitting that he "sort of digs"... More...

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Monday, 9 August, 2010

Arts, Briefly: Richard Price to Write Detective Series

Mr. Price has signed a deal with Henry Holt & Company for a new series of detective thrillers set in New York, according to the blog Galleycat at Mediabistro.com.... More...

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Monday, 9 August, 2010

Books of The Times: In Mary Roach’s ‘Packing for Mars,’ the Gross Stuff

Mary Roach’s book “Packing for Mars” delights in the fringe material associated with astronauts’ life in space.... More...

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Sunday, 8 August, 2010

The power of positive thinking really works (for the author, at any rate)

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Sunday, 8 August, 2010

Marilyn Monroe and her literary loves

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Sunday, 8 August, 2010

Digital Domain: Kindle vs. iPad: Specialist Against Multitasker

Apple has sold more than three million iPads since April, but Amazon’s success with the Kindle is cloudier because it doesn’t reveal sales numbers.... More...

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Saturday, 7 August, 2010

Tony Judt, Chronicler of History, Is Dead at 62

Mr. Judt, who taught at New York University, was known for his controversial essays on American foreign policy, the state of Israel and the future of Europe.... More...

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Saturday, 7 August, 2010

Historian Tony Judt dies aged 62

Author of Postwar and New York University professor dies after two-year fight with motor neurone diseaseTony Judt, the British writer, historian and professor who was recently described as having the "liveliest mind in New York", has died after a two-year... More...

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Saturday, 7 August, 2010

Book Review - Golden Gate - The Life and Times of America’s Greatest Bridge - By Kevin Starr

The scholar Kevin Starr explores the history and meaning of the Golden Gate Bridge.... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Book Review - My Hollywood - By Mona Simpson

Mona Simpson’s novel alternates between the perspectives of an American woman and her immigrant nanny.... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Book Review - Packing for Mars - By Mary Roach

Highlights of Mary Roach’s look at the way humans adapt to spacefaring include zestful accounts of human-waste disposal, body odor control and astral sexual desire.... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Rock Memoirs by Pat Benatar and Belinda Carlisle

Pat Benatar and Belinda Carlisle, who aimed at stardom from vastly different directions, reflect on their careers.... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Book Review - Little Girl Blue - The Life of Karen Carpenter - By Randy L. Schmidt

A biography of the ill-fated 1970s pop star Karen Carpenter.... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

'The Death of the Adversary' and 'Comedy in a Minor Key' by Hans Keilson

The Dutch author Hans Keilson’s newly-translated novels of Nazi-occupied Europe, “The Death of the Adversary” and “Comedy in a Minor Key,” are midcentury masterpieces.... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

A Vision of Darkness: Behind This Week's Cover Art

Is the dark cover image on this Sunday's Book Review a photograph? A drawing?... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Book Review Podcast: The Novels of Hans Keilson

Featuring Francine Prose on the novels of Hans Keilson; Pamela Paul on adults who read Y.A. novels; and Mary Roach on her book "Packing for Mars."... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Literary Drinking Games

Geoff Nicholson's delightful essay on the thin line between rules for drinking and rules for writing got me trolling the Web in search of some fun literary drinking games.... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Up Front: Blake Bailey

Blake Bailey, who has called himself “a chronicler of middle-class chroniclers,” is the author of biographies of Richard Yates and John Cheever.... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Steven Moffat: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle writes villains like no other

Co-creator of the BBC series Sherlock names his favourite Moriartys - until nowEveryone knows he was the arch villain – the Napoleon of crime – dashing about in the fog with an evil laugh and probably a sword stick. But,... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Book Review Podcast: The Novels of Hans Keilson

Featuring Francine Prose on the novels of Hans Keilson; Pamela Paul on adults who read Y.A. novels; and Mary Roach on her book "Packing for Mars."... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Essay: The Kids’ Books Are All Right

It turns out I’m not the only adult who is suddenly gobbling up books written for teenagers.... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Book Review - Banana Republican - By Eric Rauchway

In this novel, Tom Buchanan escapes from “The Great Gatsby” and becomes embroiled in a classic Central American revolution.... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Paperback Row

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

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Editors’ Choice

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

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Nonfiction Chronicle

Memoirs by Thomas Chatterton Williams and Jerry Weintraub, a study of Evelyn Waugh and a history of American reburials.... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Book Review - As Husbands Go - By Susan Isaacs

This novel turns suburban bliss into tabloid fodder when a woman’s estimable husband is found murdered.... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Book Review - Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters

These letters between Kerouac and Ginsberg show that they were remarkably dependent on each other for encouragement and advice.... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Food Histories - 97 Orchard by Jane Ziegelman - Twain’s Feast by Andrew Beahrs

A look at the immigrant-led transformation of modern American cuisine, and at Mark Twain’s unbridled enthusiasm for it.... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Book Review - The Four Fingers of Death - By Rick Moody

Rick Moody’s comic novel is built around a 2025 remake of a B-movie horror flick.... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

TBR: Inside the List

Gary Shteyngart scores his first best seller with “Super Sad True Love Story,” new on the hardcover fiction list this week at No. 11.... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Book Review - Cognitive Surplus - By Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky looks at the good we might do if we turned off our TV sets and started organizing online.... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Book Review - Super Sad True Love Story - By Gary Shteyngart

In Gary Shteyngart’s dystopian future, America is in a perpetual state of emergency, but people still can’t help falling in love.... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Graphic Books Best-Sellers: Avengers Assemble!

"Siege," at No. 7 on the hardcover list, introduced a new wave of Avengers titles just in time for the unveiling of the live-action "Avengers" movie.... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Consumed: Creative New Uses for Books

The bright future of hardbacks — as decorative objects and props.... More...

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

The publishing house that Stieg Larsson built

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Friday, 6 August, 2010

Books of The Times: ‘Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb’

Amitava Kumar’s book is a perceptive and soulful — if at times academic — meditation on the global war on terror and its cultural and human repercussions.... More...

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Thursday, 5 August, 2010

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. EAT, PRAY, LOVE, by Elizabeth Gilbert2. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin3. MY HORIZONTAL LIFE, by Chelsea Handler4. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT'S ME, CHELSEA, by Chelsea Handler5. THE GLASS... More...

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Thursday, 5 August, 2010

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson2. WATER BOUND, by Christine Feehan3. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson4. CHARLIE ST. CLOUD, by Ben Sherwood5. SMASH CUT, by Sandra Brown... More...

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Thursday, 5 August, 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. ONE DAY, by David Nicholls5. UNDER THE DOME, by Stephen King... More...

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Thursday, 5 August, 2010

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. ---- MY DAD SAYS, by Justin Halpern2. THE OBAMA DIARIES, by Laura Ingraham3. CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG, by Chelsea Handler4. THE BIG SHORT, by Michael Lewis5. OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell... More...

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Thursday, 5 August, 2010

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, by Stieg Larsson2. STAR ISLAND, by Carl Hiaasen3. THE REMBRANDT AFFAIR, by Daniel Silva4. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett5. FLY AWAY HOME, by Jennifer Weiner... More...

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Thursday, 5 August, 2010

Kindle bookstore: Is it really the cheapest option?

The newly launched Kindle bookstore claims to offer the best value of any e-bookstoreNot to be outdone by Apple's iPad, Amazon today launched the UK Kindle bookstore from which books for its own e-reader, recently reduced in price, can be... More...

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Thursday, 5 August, 2010

Judge Crater Case Is Solved in Peter Quinn’s Novel

Joseph Force Crater vanished 80 years ago this week, but the novelist Peter Quinn tied up the loose ends.... More...

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Thursday, 5 August, 2010

First 'Kama Sutra' audio book made

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Thursday, 5 August, 2010

Books of The Times: Sam Kean’s ‘Disappearing Spoon’ Explores Elements

A big supply of odd facts and anecdotes animate this parade of lively science stories related to the periodic table.... More...

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Wednesday, 4 August, 2010

A Plimpton Family Affair

Where George Plimpton presided over the literary set, his son, Taylor, draws his own light.... More...

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Wednesday, 4 August, 2010

Babar the Elephant heads to the big screen

Twilight studio negotiates deal to take French cartoon character on a CGI adventureThe grand pantheon of cartoon characters to have made the jump to live action and CGI is not, it must be said, particularly grand: Garfield, Alvin and the... More...

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Wednesday, 4 August, 2010

Living With Music: A Playlist by Zoe Ferraris

Zoe Ferraris's new novel, "City of Veils," has just been published.... More...

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Wednesday, 4 August, 2010

Bookseller Barnes & Noble Weighs Sale of Company

Barnes & Noble’s announcement surprised analysts and alarmed publishers, who have watched as the book business has increasingly shifted to online retailers and e-book sales.... More...

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Wednesday, 4 August, 2010

Barnes and Noble bookstore chain put up for sale

Sad tale for US giant, which owns 720 high-street shops in all 50 American states but saw profits slumpAmerica's largest chain of high-street bookshops, Barnes & Noble, last night put itself up for sale in the latest sign of distress... More...

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

Wednesday, 4 August, 2010

Michael A. Bellesiles Tries to Live Down Scholarly Scandal

The historian Michael A. Bellesiles tries to put an earlier scholarly scandal behind him with a new book.... More...

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Tuesday, 3 August, 2010

Barnes & Noble to Consider Selling Itself

Barnes & Noble, the giant bookstore chain, said its board was considering selling the company, possibly to an investor group led by its chairman and founder, Leonard Riggio.... More...

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Tuesday, 3 August, 2010

Books of The Times: In ‘Mentor,” Tom Grimes Shows a Writer’s Rise and Fall

In “Mentor: A Memoir,” Tom Grimes recalls his rise and fall as a writer, and describes his relationship with his teacher and friend Frank Conroy.... More...

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Tuesday, 3 August, 2010

'Millennium'-Plus: A Stieg Larsson Boxed Set

Coming out just in time for the holidays.... More...

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Tuesday, 3 August, 2010

New 'Wonderland,' With Familiar Pedigree, Is Coming to Broadway

"Wonderland: A New Alice. A New Musical Adventure," features music by Frank Wildhorn, the composer of "Jekyll and Hyde," "The Scarlet Pimpernel," "The Civil War" and "Dracula the Musical."... More...

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Tuesday, 3 August, 2010

The Wire's Kima Greggs visits Liverpool reading group

Sonja Sohn, who played Detective Greggs in the hit US TV drama, visits a charity that encourages marginalised people to enjoy readingIt is a blisteringly hot midsummer evening and one of the lead actors from The Wire is standing atop... More...

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Tuesday, 3 August, 2010

Apple and Amazon in Inquiry Over E-Book Prices

The Connecticut attorney general, Richard Blumenthal, said the sellers’ deals with publishers might block rivals from providing attractive pricing.... More...

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Tuesday, 3 August, 2010

Antiques dealer jailed over stolen Shakespeare folio

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Tuesday, 3 August, 2010

Books of The Times: ‘The Weather of the Future’ and ‘The Climate War’

“The Climate War,” by Eric Pooley, examines the politics of global warming, while “The Weather of the Future,” by Heidi Cullen, looks at what to expect.... More...

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Monday, 2 August, 2010

Antiques dealer jailed for handling stolen Shakespeare First Folio

Raymond Scott sentenced to eight years in prison as judge condemns damage to book as 'cultural vandalisation'An unemployed antiques dealer was jailed today for eight years for handling a stolen copy of a rare first collection of Shakespeare's plays.... More...

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Monday, 2 August, 2010

Want to choose your own adventure? There's a books app for that

Classic interactive children's titles given digital makeover in attempt to captivate new readers, as well as original fansChildhood days of cheating on the Choose Your Own Adventure books by jumping back 10 pages after being eaten by a monster or... More...

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Sunday, 1 August, 2010

Books of The Times: Doctor’s Doings in Christopher Reich’s ‘Rules of Betrayal’

Another Christopher Reich thriller has Doctors Without Borders’ Dr. Jonathan Ransom again in harm’s way, this time in Afghanistan.... More...

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Sunday, 1 August, 2010

Arts, Briefly: Entertaining the Troops With Touring Writers

Remember the old U.S.O. days of Marilyn Monroe and Bob Hope? Well, today’s U.S.O. is turning to literature to entertain the troops.... More...

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Sunday, 1 August, 2010

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's Little Prince poised for a multimedia return to Earth

The boy who lived on an asteroid whose tale was told in a classic French novella is being revived on TV, film and in printThe Little Prince's departure from Earth was as sad as it was mysterious: allowing himself to... More...

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Sunday, 1 August, 2010

Brangelina power keeps Jolie exposé off television

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Sunday, 1 August, 2010

The Guest list: Our literary editor chooses titles that make their mark

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Sunday, 1 August, 2010

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