December 8, 2014

Sci-fi for Everyone: The Book of Strange New Things

Michel Faber’s novel The Book of Strange New Things will appeal to both fans of science fiction and those who’ve never read a novel in the genre.

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December 7, 2014

A Long, Strange Trip: Claudia Gray's A Thousand Pieces of You

Marguerite Caine has brilliant scientist-parents, and they’ve devised a way to travel among dimensions via a small device called a Firebird. But before they can enjoy their momentous success, the invaluable Firebird prototype is stolen and Marguerite’s father is murdered.

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December 6, 2014

What Happens in Vegas: Tracy Wolff's Latest

Tracy Wolff brings us five brand-new novellas of a Las Vegas that’s hotter than you’ve ever known.

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December 5, 2014

These Years of Magical Thinking: Joan Didion at 80

Celebrate Joan Didion's eightieth birthday by revisiting one of her many works. We recommend The Year of Magical Thinking, which is touching and heartbreaking and beautiful all at once.

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December 4, 2014

2014 Must Read: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

If you are going to read one book this year, make it Anthony Doerr’s sublime, electrifying, universally appealing All the Light We Cannot See.

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December 3, 2014

Your Guide to the Republic of the Imagination

In The Republic of Imagination, Azar Nafisi considers several American classics in the context of modern American civic and educational culture. If that sounds ambitious, that's because it is. At its heart this book is about what it means to be an engaged citizen, whether you're in Iran, the United States, or the titular Republic […]

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December 2, 2014

Art and Reality in Ali Smith's New Novel

Ali Smith’s How to be both approaches the world as only a novel can and affects us as only true art can.

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