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  • Review: 'Mermaids in Paradise' by Lydia Millet

    Review: 'Mermaids in Paradise' by Lydia Millet
    Now that David Foster Wallace is gone, I think Lydia Millet is the American writer with the funniest, wisest grasp on how we fool ourselves. Take this passage about a Tough Mudder-style competition, from her new novel "Mermaids in Paradise":
  • The Biblioracle: Staples of literary life for sale

    The Biblioracle: Staples of literary life for sale
    I can't find my stapler. This is vexing, because I often have need of a stapler, and my stapler has been my stapler for a long time. If memory serves, I lifted it from my office in graduate school, which means it's been by my side for over 20 years....

    Resolution's Rich Green Joins ICM Partners

    Resolution agent Rich Green, a specialist in film and TV rights deals, has joined ICM Partners in its media rights department. Green is the latest of notable Resolution agents to sign elsewhere following the Oct. 6 announcement that Jeff Berg was...

    Missing the point of the reality of fiction

    Missing the point of the reality of fiction
    On the New York Review of Books blog, Tim Parks mourns the decline of fiction as a place to explore taboo and transgression in an age of oversharing and self-exposure. “Dickens lived 150 years ago,” Parks writes. “Society has changed....

    Wheaton's Women, Words and Wine Book Club

    Wheaton's Women, Words and Wine Book Club
    Our club: We are the Wheaton's Women, Words and Wine Book Club. We formed 40 years ago when a group of us sent our youngest children off to kindergarten. We agreed to discuss only the books and not mention our children, and now we try not to mention our...