January 31, 2012 In this eerie dystopian novel by Ben Marcus, the speech of children becomes (quite literally) toxic. Communication breaks down, but so do the metaphors, leaving the reader wondering what to take away from the book.
January 30, 2012 Hilma Wolitzer's finely observed comedy of manners follows the romantic misadventures of recently widowed 62-year-old Edward Schuyler as he re-enters the dating pool with a splash.
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January 30, 2012 Margaret Atwood's novel Cat's Eye is as philosophical as it is emotional, as poetic as it is psychological. Its story of an abusive friendship helped author Margaux Fragoso to recover from a relationship with a toxic frenemy.
January 30, 2012 Richie Palumbo, a middle-class Massachusetts father, follows the mysterious promptings of his heart and moves his family into his dream house in 1969. This lush, intimate novel by Anthony Giardina follows the Palumbo family fortunes for the next 40 years.
January 25, 2012 Howard A. Jones isn't just a geek — he's a fantasy geek, and his favorite book is packed with violence, romance and metafictional conceits. It's Roger Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber series.
January 23, 2012 The parties, mansions — ah, to be rich and famous. Author Emma Straub might not lead a life of luxury, but she recommends three books that give a glimpse into those who do.
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January 23, 2012 In this cheekily irreverent first novel by Shalom Auslander, an worry-worn family man moves to bucolic upstate New York — only to find that Anne Frank is squatting in his attic.
January 19, 2012 Noted novelist, essayist and biographer Edmund White has come out with a new work of fiction. It's called Jack Holmes And His Friend.
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January 19, 2012 On the verge of foreclosure, bankruptcy and divorce, a couple returns to the site of their honeymoon in a last-ditch effort to make things work.
January 19, 2012 Science has a way of getting inside our heads — especially when it comes to the powers of the mind. Author and neurologist Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa recommends three brilliant brain-teasing books.
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January 17, 2012 Two terminally ill teenagers fall in love in this sensitive, surprisingly heartening young-adult novel that asks big questions with gravity, and approaches tragedy with humor and heart.
January 16, 2012 Reading about dysfunction can be dismal. But done well, memoirs can be more excellent than exhibitionist. Author Marion Winik recommends three edgy, honest, and provocative tell-alls.
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January 16, 2012 January can be a hard time: It's cold, dark and you're still recovering from the holidays. If this month has you feeling a little down, author Kelly McGonigal has you covered. She recommends three books that will help you remember to let yourself off the hook.
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January 14, 2012 "If we want to make media better then we've got to start consuming better media," says open-source-Internet activist Clay Johnson. His new book, The Information Diet, makes the case for more "conscious consumption" of news and information.
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January 12, 2012 Chan Koonchung's smart, incendiary new novel takes place in a dystopian (but all too believable) future, after the collapse of the global economy. Only China has emerged unscathed — and mysteriously, an entire month has been erased from the public memory.
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