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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...
  • Reader of the Week: Gabriel Bump

    Reader of the Week: Gabriel Bump
    Who I am Gabriel Bump from South Shore. One unique thing about me I power through books I love. I need to slow down and savor them. But I guess that's what second, third, and fourth reads are for. I loved "Beyond the Game: The Collected...
  • Review: 'Electric City' by Elizabeth Rosner

    Review: 'Electric City' by Elizabeth Rosner
    Before the name Electric City there were other names, and before those names there were no names at all. The river carved itself into the valley, remembering everything. … The story repeated and repeated, the same and yet not the same, year in...