October 3, 2014

How to Fix the School System: A Q&A with Dana Goldstein

In her new book, The Teacher Wars, journalist Dana Goldstein goes back to the historical roots of the American public school system. We spoke with her about moral panic, what needs to be done, and more.

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October 2, 2014

A Family Unraveled: Road Ends, by Mary Lawson

Mary Lawson’s third novel, Road Ends, is a quietly disturbing, elegantly constructed anatomy of a dysfunctional family with more than its share of secrets and obsessions.

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October 1, 2014

Save the Date: On Love, Marriage, and Weddings with Jen Doll

Doll’s humorous but affirmative look at modern marriage and wedding goings-on checks the snark at the door.

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September 30, 2014

Martin Amis's Latest: A Provocative Holocaust Telling

'Who are you. You don’t know. Then you come to the Zone of Interest, and it tells you who you are.' –Paul Doll

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September 29, 2014

A Thriller Unlike Any Other: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

'I was a perfect candidate for the secret world, Hayes’s narrator, codenamed Pilgrim, begins. I was smart. I had always been a loner, and I was damaged deep in my soul.'

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September 28, 2014

Carl Hiaasen Goes YA with Skink, Gators, Wi-fi, and a Missing Eye.

In Hiaasen’s first foray into YA literature, a slightly wacky homeless guy with only one eye turns out to be the supposedly dead Governor of Florida. Shenanigans of a Hiaasen-esque nature ensue.

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September 27, 2014

3 Can't-Miss Romances: Something for Everyone

New romances from Mira Lyn Kelly, Katie Rose, and Vonnie Davis promise something for fans of all kinds of romance.

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