September 18, 2014

Great Fiction from the Musician's Mind: John Darnielle's Wolf in White Van

Anyone who's listened to the entirety of a Mountain Goats' album knows that Darnielle is essentially a short story writer who happens to release his collections set to music.

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September 17, 2014

What's Worse Than Life at 'The Knick'?

The world Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz paints in her new book, Dr. Mutter’s Marvels, sheds light on the gruesome beginnings of modern medicine.

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September 16, 2014

Be Tricked Into Reading Margaret Atwood's Stone Mattress

The tales in Atwood's latest collection aren't aren’t the 'quiet stories' that your friend who rolls his own cigarettes recommends. The protagonists are as much bodies in motion as they are well-written portraits.

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September 15, 2014

Adrift in Dubai: Joseph O'Neill's The Dog

Joseph O’Neill’s new novel has been long-listed for the Man Booker Prize – and only adds to the achievement that is The Dog.

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September 14, 2014

James Patterson Takes on Teen Girls in Homeroom Diaries

James Patterson isn’t exactly renowned (yet) for writing novels about teen girls, but Homeroom Diaries proves that he’s more than a mystery genre star.

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September 13, 2014

The Mob Takes on Terrorism: Lorenzo Carcaterra's The Wolf

In his new novel, The Wolf, New York Times bestselling author Lorenzo Carcaterra stages a fight to the death between organized crime and international terrorism.

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September 12, 2014

OKCupid Founder Christian Rudder on Your Profile Pic and More

Everyday eBook pinned down Christian Rudder just long enough to get some of our most burning data and dating questions answered. Here’s how it went.

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