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  • Attenberg's domestic tragedy

    Attenberg's domestic tragedy
    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. True, "The...
  • Michael Robbins shakes up poetry world with 'Alien vs. Predator'

    Michael Robbins shakes up poetry world with 'Alien vs. Predator'
    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...
  • Critic's Notebook: Essays tiptoe up to grab us unawares

    Critic's Notebook: Essays tiptoe up to grab us unawares
    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...
  • Southbridge Commons Book Club

    Southbridge Commons Book Club
    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...
  • Munrovian women

    Munrovian women
    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...
  • Celebrity Scoop: Amanda Peet

    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,"...
  • Writers, including Jonathan Franzen, rally for novelist Charles Bock and his family

     
    Writers Jonathan Franzen, Rick Moody, Gary Shteyngart and Mary Gaitskill rally to help Charles Bock and his family....
  • The Morning News announces Tournament of Books contenders

     
    The Tournament of Books 2011 announces its books and judges. Will anyone be Andrew W.K. this year?...
  • Jonathan Franzen, Barbara Demick among 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award finalists [Updated]

     
    The 2010 National Book Critics Circle Awards finalists include Jonathan Franzen's Freedom and Nothing to Envy by the LA Times' Barbara Demick....
  • Digital Book World: Where do libraries and ebooks meet?

     
    Libraries and ebooks discussed at Digital Book World in NY....
  • Bookstore of the week: Borders in Pasadena

     
    Bookstore of the week: Borders in Pasadena....