October 11, 2015

An Unordinary Tale for the Ordinary: Patrick Ness's Latest

Patrick Ness's new young adult novel, The Rest of Us Just Live Here, is something of a tribute to the ninety-nine percent of us who will never win the Hunger Games, never get the girl or guy, not get a scholarship to Harvard, never make the football team or cheerleading squad, and never slay a vampire.

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October 10, 2015

The Latest from Tracy Wolff: Slashed

In her latest Extreme Risk novel, Slashed, Tracy Wolff brings us the story of Cam and Luc.

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October 9, 2015

So Much More Than Nothing: Patti Smith's Latest

Patti Smith’s latest memoir, M Train, follows her world travels, profound love of coffee, and memories of the incredible people who filled her life.

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October 8, 2015

An Old Testament Retelling in The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

In her latest novel, The Secret Chord, Geraldine Brooks keeps with her practice of drawing inspiration from historical and religious texts. This time, she takes on a fictionalized biography of King David.

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October 7, 2015

A Whole Life in Its Pages: Sandra Cisneros's New Memoir

In her new memoir, A House of My Own, Sandra Cisneros twists the memoir concept to her liking – and the result is worth every risk.

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October 6, 2015

A Worthy Follow-up: After You by Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes's followup to Me Before You, titled After You, picks up just months later, and finds our heroine in a less-than-ideal place in life.

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October 5, 2015

You're Imperfect (Or, Reason to Read The Blue Guitar)

In The Blue Guitar, John Banville presents to us a narrator at once frustrating and, in some curious way, charming in his reflections on his haphazard life.

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