| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:14 PM
Jami Attenberg’s family tragedy arrives bearing the imprimatur of Jonathan Franzen, who has praised the author’s “sympathy” and “artistry.” Franzen’s endorsement makes a fair amount of sense.
| Jun 5, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Michael Robbins called from the road. He explained he was driving back to Chicago from Mississippi, headed for his new apartment in Andersonville, white-knuckling at the wheel of a U-Haul too big for him, a drumbeat of imminent freeway death pounding in...
| Jun 10, 2012
Essays sneak up on us. They are — or often feel — accidental: the record of a writer wrestling with an idea, an observation, a slice of experience, of a writer figuring it out. They have a conditional quality, as if they could go in any...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 1:34 PM
We have 24 members who are all residents of the Southbridge Commons subdivision in Northbook.
Our first book was "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini. Since then, we have met 79 times and read 72 books.
We meet in our homes. The hostess for the month...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 3:16 PM
Whenever a new collection of stories by Alice Munro appears, which is often enough, reviewers compete to see who can gush about her most hyperbolically. She is "the living writer most likely to be read in a hundred years" (The Atlantic), "the best fiction...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 5:55 AM
So many actors say they knew from an early age that they belonged onstage. But Amanda Peet actually hurled herself onto one -- while a production was in progress -- when she was 3.
"Luckily it was a children's play," says Peet, who stars in NBC's "Bent,"...
| Jan 10, 2011
Writers Jonathan Franzen, Rick Moody, Gary Shteyngart and Mary Gaitskill rally to help Charles Bock and his family....
| Jan 20, 2011
The Tournament of Books 2011 announces its books and judges. Will anyone be Andrew W.K. this year?...
| Jan 22, 2011
The 2010 National Book Critics Circle Awards finalists include Jonathan Franzen's Freedom and Nothing to Envy by the LA Times' Barbara Demick....
| Jan 26, 2011
Libraries and ebooks discussed at Digital Book World in NY....
| Feb 17, 2011
Bookstore of the week: Borders in Pasadena....