November 9, 2014

Misdirection and Sleights of Hand: The Doubt Factory

Acclaimed author Paolo Bacigalupi’s second YA novel, The Doubt Factory, is a surprising (and pleasant!) departure from his Michael L. Printz Award-winning Ship Breaker.

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November 8, 2014

A Spark of Life Behind Dead Eyes: The Latest from John Twelve Hawks

Jacob Underwood may be able to walk and talk, but he feels more dead than alive. Nothing is more dangerous than a man with nothing to lose in this dystopian thrill ride from enigmatic author John Twelve Hawks.

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November 7, 2014

On the Evolution of Jimmy Choo

Tamara Mellon is the co-founder of iconic luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo. Have a peek at a tidbit of the story that goes back to its start.

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November 6, 2014

The Gentlemen of Denis Johnson's The Laughing Monsters

Meet the two antiheroes of Denis Johnson's new continent-crossing thriller who seem hell-bent on their own self-destruction.

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November 5, 2014

Ebola's Biography: The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

Ebola has made its way onto the world stage once again, which is exactly the right time to revisit Richard Preston's biography of the virus.

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November 4, 2014

Getting to the Point of Ha Jin's A Map of Betrayal

Ha Jin doesn’t waste time in his new novel, A Map of Betrayal. On the first page, you discover a few things about Gary Shang.

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November 3, 2014

At the Intersection of Tolstoy and a Dancing Bear: The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald

In Penelope Fitzgerald’s comedy of manners, The Beginning of Spring, Tolstoy and a dancing bear neatly embody the narrative’s dramatic shifts in tone.

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