November 20, 2013

Eri Hotta’s Japan 1941: Shedding New Light on Pearl Harbor

Eri Hotta’s Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy offers a rare opportunity to view a seminal period of American history from the other side.

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November 19, 2013

4 Questions for Janet Evanovich, Creator of Stephanie Plum

We had the chance to catch up with bestselling author Janet Evanovich just as her latest Stephanie Plum novel, Takedown Twenty, arrives.

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November 18, 2013

Andrew Sean Greer’s The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells: A Novel of Pasts and Futures Explored

'The impossible happens once to each of us,' begins Andrew Sean Greer’s The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells. And so it does in this stirring novel.

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November 17, 2013

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina: Bullying, Censorship, and Reality

Meg Medina was uninvited to an anti-bullying event at Cumberland Middle School in Virginia because the principal refused to let her reference her book or show its cover -- so that was the first reason to read it.

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November 16, 2013

Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers: Woman on the Verge

In her ambitious and highly regarded second novel, The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner isn't afraid of taking on big ideas.

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November 15, 2013

It's All Morality, Baby: Just Babies by Paul Bloom

We accept that babies are born pure and moral, and that corruption doesn't enter the picture until later ... right? Paul Bloom has a little something to add to this.

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November 14, 2013

The Killing of JFK and What It Left Behind: Jim Lehrer’s Top Down

In his new novel, Top Down, Jim Lehrer takes one of the darkest moments in twentieth-century America – the JFK assassination – and explores the trauma and wreckage left in its wake.

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