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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Beauty, The Beast And A Dantean Journey()  

September 23, 2008 Andrew Davidson's debut novel, The Gargoyle, tells the love story of a burn victim and a mysterious sculptress who claims they first met 700 years earlier.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Being Young And Arab In Post-Sept. 11 America()  

September 16, 2008 In his new book, How Does It Feel To Be A Problem? Moustafa Bayoumi profiles seven young Brooklyn residents of Arab and Muslim heritage, detailing the obstacles they've faced since Sept. 11.

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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Breena Clarke Stitches A Slavery-Era Saga()  

September 9, 2008 In her second novel, Stand the Storm, Breena Clarke provides a glimpse into a little-known side of the nation's capital and one of its most iconic enclaves.

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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Poking Fun At The 'Stuff White People Like'()  

September 2, 2008 In a new book based on his popular blog, Christian Lander tracks the trends and tendencies of white people, from fair-trade organic coffee to vintage T-shirts.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Writer Ethan Canin Tackles The American Dream()  

August 26, 2008 America America is an ambitious, old-fashioned novel about politics, power and class in a small, upstate New York town. The Nixon-era tale is Canin's sixth book.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

An Age Of American Self-Loathing()  

August 19, 2008 NPR's Dick Meyer contends that, despite living in a time of relative peace and prosperity, Americans are "morally and existentially tired." In his new book, Why We Hate Us, Meyer diagnoses the problem.

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Ann Patchett's Tale of Two Families()  

August 11, 2008 Set over a period of 24 hours, Run explores themes of family, race and identity. The book is Patchett's first novel since the acclaimed Bel Canto.

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Monday, August 04, 2008

'Rome 1960': An Olympic Turning Point()  

August 4, 2008 The 1960 Olympics in Rome, which took place against a backdrop of growing political and social tensions, introduced great athletes like Cassius Clay and Rafer Johnson. In a new book, journalist David Maraniss chronicles these pivotal games.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Boy, His Dog and Echoes Of 'Hamlet'()  

July 29, 2008 Hailed as the literary debut of the year, David Wroblewski's The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is an inventive retelling of Hamlet in a Midwestern family of dog breeders.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Identifying Who Survives Disasters — And Why()  

July 22, 2008 Time magazine reporter Amanda Ripley takes readers inside fires, floods and airplane crashes in The Unthinkable, a disquieting study of disaster psychology.

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