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- 25 June 2013
'Sisterland' by Curtis Sittenfeld
Sittenfeld returns with the story of twin sisters: Vi, a professed psychic, and Kate, a wife and mother in denial of her talents. When Vi predicts a devastating earthquake is around the corner, Kate must decide whether to support her sister and out herself for the potential good of the community, or continue to ignore her own instincts.
'The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells' by Andrew Sean Greer
Greta Wells experiences three alternate lives during a therapy session, all with different secrets and losses, pain and happiness. Which one will she ultimately choose?
- 9 July 2013
'Fin & Lady' by Cathleen Schine
Fin is 11 when his parents die in 1964, and he is sent to live with his older sister, Lady. But Lady is a free spirit, and Fin soon realizes he's as much her caregiver as she is his.
'Amy Falls Down' by Jincy Willett
A sequel of sorts to her last book The Writing Class, Amy Falls Down also stars bitter novelist Amy Gallup. When an interviewer arrives shortly after Amy takes a nasty bump on the head, the resulting article—where Amy's rambling quotes are dubbed pure genius—turns around her failing career.
- 16 July 2013
'The Never List' by Koethi Zan
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- 13 August 2013
'The People in the Trees' by Hanya Yanagihara
This ambitious first novel, billed as an "anthropological adventure," was a decade in the making and is already being compared to Norman Rush and Ann Patchett.
- 19 August 2013
'Archangel' by Andrea Barrett
It's been too long since the National Book Award-winning author released a book. This time it's a collection of short stories about scientific firsts—subject matter that Barrett fans love to see her sink her teeth into.
- 20 August 2013
'The Girl You Left Behind' by Jojo Moyes
Author of Me Before You, Jojo Moyes is back with another heartbreaking story of love and loss. A spellbind love story of two women separated by a century but united in their determination to fight for what they love.
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Tag Archives: poetry
Readers, it’s about to be Poetry Month, and you know what that means—time to sign up for poem-a-day e-mails, read some verse and generally appreciate “the best words in their best order.” (That’s what Coleridge called poetry, and it’s also … Continue reading
Pat Conroy announced the National Book Award Finalists today at the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home in Savannah, Georgia. There are certainly some surprises on the list—small press representation; an absence of Jonathan Franzen; the presence of rocker Patti Smith—along with … Continue reading
The trailer for Howl—an Allen Ginsberg biopic—has just been released, and it looks pretty fascinating. Though the Beat Poets have never spoken to me, precisely, James Franco and John Hamm definitely do. The film will also include “animated reimaginings” of … Continue reading
Allen Ginsberg, the poet who wrote Howl and gave voice to the Beat Generation’s passion and discontent, would have turned 84 today. (He died of liver cancer in 1997.) A new book celebrating Ginsberg’s life and the lives of his … Continue reading
This morning brought news of this year’s National Book Award nominees. It’s an eclectic list that contains a couple of surprises (such as American Salvage). We’re rooting for Colum McCann or Jayne Anne Phillips for fiction (fun fact: the same … Continue reading
The big news in publishing today may be The Link (see earlier post), but the big news 400 years ago was a collection of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Well, sort of. As Clinton Heylin writes in So Long As Men Can Breathe—reviewed … Continue reading
As our national poetry month ends, the 10-year term for Britain’s new poet laureate, Glasgow-born Carol Ann Duffy, begins. The 53 year old is the first woman to hold the position in its 341-year history. Accessible yet insightful, Duffy’s work … Continue reading