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March 12, 2017

A Fatal Continuity 0

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“I don’t know what wave feminism we are in now. Fourth? Fifth? But Ms. Attenberg, it depresses me to no end that the gritty, credible, less kissed-by-God heroine of your book, Andrea Bern, a single, childless, 39-year-old straight woman, a character created almost 50 years after Mary Richards, is still realistically struggling with and defying convention […]

March 11, 2017

The Author Is Not the Author 0

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Recommended Reading: Albert Mobilio on Paul La Farge’s new novel, The Night Ocean. 

March 11, 2017

North Star 0

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Where did George Orwell come around to socialism? Try the north of England. In a piece in Prospect Magazine, Stephen Ingle recounts the author’s journey through industrial Britain.

March 10, 2017

This Land Press 0

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This Land Press, which launched in 2010 as a project to “bring literary journalism to Middle America,” will suspend publication of its magazine this spring, and there are no immediate plans for future publication.

March 9, 2017

The Tournament of Books is Underway! 0

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Yesterday, Searching for John Hughes author Jason Diamond kicked off this year’s Tournament of Books by judging the “play-in round.” Today, our own Kirstin Butler is deliberating between The Underground Railroad and Black Wave.

March 7, 2017

Grindr’s Poet in Residence 0

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“Starting next week, I will be the gay social networking app Grindr’s first poet in residence,” writes Max Wallis, author of Modern Love.

March 7, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Hamid; Didion; Attenberg; Chaon; Bandi; La Farge; Morris 0

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Out this week: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid; South and West: From a Notebook by Joan Didion; All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg; Ill Will by Dan Chaon; The Accusation by Bandi; The Night Ocean by Paul La Farge; and American Berserk by our own Bill Morris. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.

March 6, 2017

“delicate husk, inconvenient hair” 0

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Recommended Reading: “So Often the Body Becomes a Distraction” by Kaveh Akbar.

March 6, 2017

Paula Fox 0

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Paula Fox, celebrated novelist and winner of the 1983 National Book Award (among other honors), died this week. Contributing to our Year in Reading series two years ago, Parul Sehgal said she couldn’t stop rereading Desperate Characters, perhaps Fox’s most popular book for adults. “It’s really a wallop of a book,” Sehgal wrote. “A barbed […]

March 5, 2017

Red Dawn 1

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Apropos of nothing, here are some books to read when your country is invaded by Russians.