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  • The Biblioracle: A Nobel recommendation in full Blume

    The Biblioracle: A Nobel recommendation in full Blume
    The Nobel Prize in Literature isn't awarded until October, but it's never too early to start the speculating, and maybe even the lobbying. You see, I think it's high time for another American to win the award. The last U.S.-born recipient was Toni...
  • Reader of the Week: Eileen P. Gardner

    Reader of the Week: Eileen P. Gardner
    Who I am: Eileen P. Gardner, a 54-year-old former paralegal for a major bank enjoying a work sabbatical, trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Part of the pleasure of the past year has been the freedom to read at any time instead of...
  • Scott McEwen on 'The Sniper and the Wolf'

    Scott McEwen on 'The Sniper and the Wolf'
    In real life and in pop culture, the sniper is a figure of fascination and fear. Now, thanks to "American Sniper" — the wildly popular Clint Eastwood film that starred Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, a real-life Navy SEAL sniper — a new...
  • Review: 'The Millionaire and the Bard' by Andrea E. Mays

    Review: 'The Millionaire and the Bard' by Andrea E. Mays
    A photo in "The Millionaire and the Bard" by Andrea E. Mays shows 82 copies of the First Folio — the first full collection of Shakespeare's plays, printed in 1623 — resting horizontally on 13 shelves at the Folger Shakespeare Library in...
  • Review: 'The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic' by Jessica Hopper

    Review: 'The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic' by Jessica Hopper
    The show-business saying "everyone's a critic" came into common usage in the middle of the last century, but it's arguably never been more true than now. In our era of Yelp and Amazon, Twitter and Facebook, every literate person with a reliable Internet...
  • Review: 'Seveneves' by Neal Stephenson

    Review: 'Seveneves' by Neal Stephenson
    No one will accuse Neal Stephenson of being a minimalist. His ambitious "Baroque Cycle" historical series added up to nearly 2,700 pages, and even the overblown 2011 technothriller "Reamde" clocked in at more than 1,000. But when Stephenson finds a...
  • Review: 'Mislaid' by Nell Zink

    Review: 'Mislaid' by Nell Zink
    Profiles of Nell Zink, of which there are many, can be as dizzying to read as her books. The one-time author of an animal-themed, post-punk fanzine, she addressed all her fiction for decades solely to one man, Israeli writer Avner Shats. While living in...
  • Review: 'Darjeeling' by Jeff Koehler

    Review: 'Darjeeling' by Jeff Koehler
    The Indian subcontinent is a downward-pointing triangle. In the upper, right-hand corner — at the foot of the snow-peaked Himalayas and virtually inaccessible for most of human history — sits a tiny, mountainous region bordered by Nepal, Tibet...
  • Audiobook roundup: A look at this year's Audies

    Audiobook roundup: A look at this year's Audies
    There are more than 150 finalists in 30 categories in the annual competition for best audiobooks, The Audies, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association. The winners will be announced May 28. Here's a taste of a few nominees. Not My Father's Son by...
  • Think you missed the adult coloring book craze? Think again

    Think you missed the adult coloring book craze? Think again
    There's no denying it: Coloring books for adults are not going away. Perhaps you already know about the coloring books craze; you might be one of the 1.4 million people who's bought Johanna Basford's "Secret Garden." Published in 2013, it continues to...
  • Review: 'Women of Karantina' by Nael Eltoukhy

    Review: 'Women of Karantina' by Nael Eltoukhy
    Nael Eltoukhy's "Women of Karantina" revels in the violence and treachery committed by its female crime bosses, divided over the 60 years the novel spans. While this is not the Egyptian writer's first novel, its over-the-top rendering of the struggles...