October 28, 2009 The Humbling blooms brightly in the extraordinary garden of Philip Roth's later work. Swift but piercing, uncluttered yet nuanced, the novel tells the tale of an actor who loses his talent and therefore his sense of self.
October 7, 2009 There has been no shortage of books on motherhood, but daddy diaries are a new phenomenon. Michael Chabon's Manhood for Amateurs raises the bar, with 39 beautifully written essays that trace his influences and celebrate his roles as husband, father and son.
September 23, 2009 David Owen is going to generate heat with Green Metropolis, his provocative manifesto that inverts sacred environmental assumptions. The book mounts a passionate, fact-studded case for the green advantages of Manhattan-style urban density.
September 11, 2009 New Yorker writer Tad Friend reflects on growing up rich and repressed — the product of a traditional Wasp household — in a revealing new work of nonfiction.
August 19, 2009 Jessica Shattuck's second novel follows four friends as they navigate the brave new world of sperm donors, technologically assisted conception and homosexual marriage.
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