December 4, 2014

2014 Must Read: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

If you are going to read one book this year, make it Anthony Doerr’s sublime, electrifying, universally appealing All the Light We Cannot See.

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December 3, 2014

Your Guide to the Republic of the Imagination

In The Republic of Imagination, Azar Nafisi considers several American classics in the context of modern American civic and educational culture. If that sounds ambitious, that's because it is. At its heart this book is about what it means to be an engaged citizen, whether you're in Iran, the United States, or the titular Republic […]

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December 2, 2014

Art and Reality in Ali Smith's New Novel

Ali Smith’s How to be both approaches the world as only a novel can and affects us as only true art can.

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December 1, 2014

Introduce Yourself to Marilynne Robinson

Many accolades can be foisted upon Lila and most of them already have been. It is a deeply felt, considerately structured, well-written novel. Marilynne Robinson stands at this point in time as a towering, unimpeachable figure in the literary landscape. If there exists any recorded example of someone criticizing her work, I have yet to […]

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November 30, 2014

A Holiday YA Escape: Let It Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle

Holiday reads always end happy and cheery and bring forth the holiday spirit in some way. So get to it with Let It Snow!

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November 29, 2014

'Justiss' Is Served in Wild Nights: New Romance from Tina Wainscott

Book 3 in Tina Wainscott’s Justiss Alliance series is just as hot as you’d expect it to be.

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November 28, 2014

F. Scott and Zelda. Sid and Nancy. Jean-Michel and Suzanne.

Jean-Michel Basquiat is somewhat of a mythical character in New York City today. But what about the woman who loved him most?

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