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  • John Green books come under parental fire again

    John Green books come under parental fire again
    First it was Florida, then Wisconsin. John Green's books -- though not "The Fault in Our Stars," which became the summer movie -- have come under fire from parents. In Pasco County, Fla., Green's young adult novel "Paper Towns" was removed from an...
  • 102-year-old literary scholar, Pynchon's prof, honored at White House

    102-year-old literary scholar, Pynchon's prof, honored at White House
    At 102 years old, literary scholar M.H. Abrams was awarded the National Humanities Medal on Monday at the White House by President Obama. Abrams is an emeritus professor at Cornell; in the 1950s, his students included Harold Bloom and Thomas Pynchon....
  • In 'The New Arabs,' millennials are key to remade Middle East

    In 'The New Arabs,' millennials are key to remade Middle East
    It's winter 2011, and I am living in Istanbul. I wander old streets in Turkey's cultural capital, past thousand-year-old mosques that were once churches, trying to understand the place that has become my home. Streets day and night are thronged by young...
  • Haruki Murakami's upcoming novel excerpted at Slate

    Haruki Murakami's upcoming novel excerpted at Slate
    There is more than a fortnight to wait for Haruki Murakami's new novel, "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage," but today fans can get a taste at Slate. A review of the book that had been posted by The Guardian early Monday has been...
  • Two dog memoirs shed light on human nature

    Two dog memoirs shed light on human nature
    Dog memoirs are a tricky literary tradition. Writers are naturally solitary people, so it's no surprise they often form close bonds with such loyal, social animals and that, in turn, their pooches begin to inspire (or some might say dictate) their written...
  • 'Do Not Sell at Any Price's' hunters stalk rare 78 rpm records

    'Do Not Sell at Any Price's' hunters stalk rare 78 rpm records
    Midway through her thoughtful, entertaining history of obsessed music collectors and their quest for rare early 78 rpm records, writer Amanda Petrusich has a revelation. Focusing on one particular seeker and his knack for finding obscure titles others...
  • Karl Ove Knausgaard's 'My Struggle' reckons with his boyhood

    Karl Ove Knausgaard's 'My Struggle' reckons with his boyhood
    Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard's "My Struggle" is the buzz book of the moment — or more accurately a certain kind of buzz book, for a certain kind of audience. It is also a provocation, sharing its title with one of the most notorious works of...
  • Old money and privilege upended in E. Lockhart's 'We Were Liars'

    "We Were Liars" is a Gothic tale of failed romance in an entrenched East Coast family still enslaved to the rigid WASP codes. A National Book Award finalist, E. Lockhart shares the canniness, cynicism and correct eye for minute social customs with the...
  • Josh Weil's 'Great Glass Sea' an epic fantasy of brotherly bonds

    Josh Weil's 'Great Glass Sea' an epic fantasy of brotherly bonds
    A fantasy about an alternate near-future Russia, Josh Weil's "The Great Glass Sea" tells the moving and sensitive tale of two brothers caught up in cultural turmoil. The author's first novel after his much-lauded collection, "The New Valley," it often...
  • 'Everything I Never Told You' a moving tale of a dysfunctional family

    'Everything I Never Told You' a moving tale of a dysfunctional family
    "Everything I Never Told You," Celeste Ng's excellent first novel about family, love and ambition, opens with a death. Indeed, the demise of Lydia Lee, the teenage middle daughter of a Chinese American professor and his Virginia-born wife, is...
  • Alex Tizon sizes up his masculinity in memoir 'Big Little Man'

    Alex Tizon sizes up his masculinity in memoir 'Big Little Man'
    You have to wait until the eighth chapter of Alex Tizon's remarkable memoir, "Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self," for confirmation that his title is the reference you've been hoping it isn't and fearing it is. All of the book has been leading...