Column | Apr 25, 2015 | 1:14 PM
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Story | Apr 25, 2015 | 9:20 PMIn 2014, I decided that for the entire year, I wouldn't read books written by white authors. My goal was to address the reading practices I developed growing up in Australia, where white authors have dominated the literary world. My high school reading list was filled with the "classics" — Shakespeare, Austen, the Brontes, Euripides — and well-known modern writers such as Margaret Atwood and T.S. Eliot. After school, my pleasures came from bestseller lists, which also were filled with Anglo names: John Grisham, Peter Carey, Hilary Mantel. Then, a couple of years ago, I read "Questions of Travel" by Sri Lanka-born Michelle de Kretser, which moved me so deeply that I decided I needed to evaluate my choices in literature. So I quit my standard diet to expose myself to new perspectives.
Column | Apr 24, 2015 | 10:27 AM
Story | Apr 23, 2015 | 4:28 PM
1. "The Liar" by Nora Roberts (G.P. Putnam's Sons) 2. "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 3. "The Road to Character" by David Brooks (Random House) 4. "Every Fifteen Minutes" by Lisa Scottoline (St. Martin's Press) 5. "The Stranger"...
Story | Apr 23, 2015 | 2:12 PM
HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Liar" by Nora Roberts (G.P. Putnam's Sons, $27.95). Last week: — 2. "The Girl on the Train: A Novel" by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead, $26.95). Last week: 1 3. "All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel" by Anthony Doerr...