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  • From the archives: A look back at 'The Literary Life'

    From the archives: A look back at 'The Literary Life'
    Editor's note: As we head into the new year, we look back at a review that reminds us time is relative. Here's Robert Brown who was at the time the fiction editor at Esquire, writing on "The Literary Life: A Scrapbook Almanac of the Anglo-American...
  • Review: 'Boom, Bust, Exodus' by Chad Broughton

    Review: 'Boom, Bust, Exodus' by Chad Broughton
    Globalization — a familiar word, one that has become a bit of jargon, a sterile term slipped into the titles of intellectual-sounding texts or dropped nakedly into cable news debates. But whom does it affect most? This is the purpose of Chad...
  • Ellicott City's new GreenRow Books builds community through book clubs

    On an uncharacteristically warm November day, Main Street in Historic Ellicott City is bustling as neighbors chat in front of old brick and weatherworn paneled buildings. Inside GreenRow Books, which opened Oct. 1, candles and coffee mugs adorn...
  • Review: 'Shark' by Will Self

    Review: 'Shark' by Will Self
    Last August, British author Will Self wrote in the Guardian that his new novel, "Shark," was in part influenced by the classic Spielberg film "Jaws." "I had begun by thinking I would write 'Jaws' without the shark," Self wrote. "I ended up by writing...
  • Reader of the Week: Jean-Luc Bouchard

    Reader of the Week: Jean-Luc Bouchard
    Who I am Jean-Luc Bouchard from New York City. One unique thing about me In second grade, I began reading Roald Dahl and became obsessed with his work. I was stunned to learn that you could just make up what you want in fiction — not just...
  • Anthony Horowitz on 'Moriarty'

    Anthony Horowitz on 'Moriarty'
    Well over a century after he first appeared in a London magazine, the great detective Sherlock Holmes is more popular than ever. Some of his latter-day incarnations are in pastiche forms and settings that his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, could not...
  • Review: 'Skylight' by José Saramago

    Review: 'Skylight' by José Saramago
    In her introduction to "Skylight," Spanish journalist Pilar del Río notes that in 1953, José Saramago sent a manuscript to a publisher, where it languished in a slush pile for 36 years. The publisher, while moving offices, discovered the manuscript,...
  • The Biblioracle's Biblio awards, Part I

    The Biblioracle's Biblio awards, Part I
    Welcome to the 3rd annual Biblioracle Book Awards! Is three years long enough to be considered an institution? I'd like to be an institution someday. The first year I decided to name the nonexistent trophy after my dog Oscar, but that name was taken....
  • Review: 'The Woman I Wanted to Be' by Diane von Furstenberg

    Review: 'The Woman I Wanted to Be' by Diane von Furstenberg
    Barbara Walters, speaking last month at the celebrity-studded launch party for "The Woman I Wanted to Be," said this about 67-year-old Diane von Furstenberg: "She does what she wants to do, she does it well, and she doesn't give a damn." True as that...
  • Indie bookstores give what Amazon lacks: A human touch

    Indie bookstores give what Amazon lacks: A human touch
    Walking into the entryway of Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Hyde Park is like entering an Athenaeum, a kind of temple of books. Intellectuals furrow their brows and read in comfortable chairs, framed by tall shelves that house the published volumes of the...
  • Review: 'The Confessions of Frances Godwin' by Robert Hellenga

    Review: 'The Confessions of Frances Godwin' by Robert Hellenga
    Frances Godwin, 60-some years old and widowed, is writing her spiritual autobiography — filling the pages of a Clairefontaine notebook with the story of her life. Her sentences are plain as day and she can repeat herself. She seems frustratingly...