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November 27, 2009

The Notables: 2009 1

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This year’s New York Times Notable Books of the Year list is out. Sticking with the fiction exclusively, it appears that we touched upon a few of these books as well.

November 10, 2009

Best American Short Stories: By the Numbers 14

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The series’ long history and comprehensive reach makes it a unique chronicle of the short story form.

September 17, 2009

A Bolaño Syllabus 16

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To help acclimate newcomers to this odd and essential author; to continue mapping the Bolañoverse, as Malcolm Cowley mapped Yoknapatawpha; and to impose some order on the flood of Bolaño releases, The Millions offers a syllabus.

August 19, 2009

Big in Japan… and England 12

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I decided that there was a certain affinity between the Land of the Rising Sun and “this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.”

July 1, 2009

Most Anticipated: Rounding Out 2009, An Epic Year for Books 26

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At the beginning of the year, we noted that “2009 may be a great year for books.” With the publishing schedule for the remainder of the year filled out, calling 2009 a great year for readers is now a certainty. If anything, 2009 is backloaded, with new titles coming in the second half of the […]

June 17, 2009

The ABCs of Amazon 5

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You may have noticed that the search box on Amazon recently added an “auto-complete” feature. So if you start typing in letters, it starts suggesting things that begin with those letters. It’s probably safe to assume that it suggests the most frequently searched words, so, if we look at Amazon’s book section we can type […]

June 15, 2009

The Prizewinners 2008/2009 8

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With the awarding of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award last week, the 2008/2009 literary award season is now over, which gives us the opportunity to update our list of prizewinners. Though literary prizes are arbitrary in many ways, our prizewinners post is compiled in the same spirit that one might tally up batting titles […]

June 3, 2009

The Best Books… Squared 1

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You may have heard of Google Squared. It’s a new service in development from Google that, as Wikipedia puts it, “extracts structured data from across the web and presents its results in spreadsheet-like format.” Basically, it returns your results in a list-like format with some additional descriptive columns. Trying it out, we naturally entered some […]

April 15, 2009

Family Ties: Childhood, Motherhood, and Fatherhood in Literature 11

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In advance of Mother’s and and Father’s Day (May 10 and June 21 respectively) I am putting together a catalog of the best representations of Childhood, Motherhood, and Fatherhood in literature. There is a long list of great childhood memoirs, many of which pivot around either a mother or a father. So far I’ve got: […]

February 23, 2009

Ask a Book Question: #71 (Non-Fiction for Kids) 4

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Betsy recently wrote in with this question: I’m looking for some good non-fiction titles about “People and Places That Interest Us” for a 7th grade reading unit at my school. I plan to introduce Three Cups of Tea and Chasing Lincoln’s Killer. Do you have any other recommendations for page turners that 13 year olds […]