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May 25, 2011

The Millions Interview: Leslie Jamison 3

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I usually read poetry when I’m trying to write–it makes me swollen with beauty and possibility, with honesty, but it doesn’t call up the urge to imitate.

May 25, 2011

Oprahtherapy 5

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Oprah was the perfect hospital show because it mirrored the hospital experience.  Some days it was lighthearted and inspirational, others grave and despairing.

May 25, 2011

More Kindle ‘Offers’ 1

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Amazon has introduced another ad-infused Kindle ‘with Special Offers.’ You can now get the 3G model, regularly $189, for $164, if you opt for a version that displays Amazon promotions on the home screen and screensaver.

May 24, 2011

Indie Booksellers’ Choice Awards 0

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Our own Emily St. John Mandel won one of the inaugural Indie Booksellers’ Choice Awards yesterday for her novel The Singer’s Gun. The other honorees for this award, which was voted on by indie booksellers around the country, were Paolo Bacigalupi for The Windup Girl, Adam Levin for The Instructions, Karl Marlantes for Matterhorn, and […]

May 24, 2011

Tuesday New Release Day: Hadley, ESPN, Gladstone 0

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New Yorker darling Tessa Hadley has a new novel out this week, The London Train. Also out is the controversial oral history of ESPN, Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN, which reportedly offers up ample doses of insider gossip and bad behavior. And finally, there’s The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone […]

May 24, 2011

Dylan at 70 3

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Lurking in everything Dylan has ever done, for better or worse, is the myth of America, its chameleon-like quality to be everything to everybody its greatest asset, permitting openness, not for the sake of change but because of its necessity. This is the history Dylan, who turns 70 years old today, has drawn from to create his own history.

May 23, 2011

Exclusive: The First Lines of Jeffrey Eugenides’s The Marriage Plot 14

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A bookish first paragraph kicks off this new novel set to come out in October.

May 23, 2011

Boom! Crash!: A Handicapper’s Guide to Panic Lit 4

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The winners and the also-rans in the race for the best book on the Financial Panic of 2008.

May 21, 2011

2010’s Best Nonfiction 0

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“Nearly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism” from 2010, compiled, annotated, and linked-to by Conor Friedersdorf of The Atlantic. No Millions pieces here, alas, but we’re gunning for you in 2011, Friedersdorf!

May 21, 2011

The Moralist With the Dragon Tattoo 0

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Tim Parks takes Stieg Larsson seriously – sort of – in the NYRB.