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A medical, mystery thriller well-written

THE dying old man on cardiac surgeon Lucy Wagner’s operating table was bleeding out from an aortic aneurism. As she desperately massaged his failing heart, a chill flowed into her fingers, up her arm ...

September 21, 2014, Sunday

What we wear, by 639 women

IN 1995 an advertising executive named Ilene Beckerman narrated her life story through the clothes she wore at different ages. Nearly 15 years later, Nora and Delia Ephron turned her whimsical conceit ...

September 21, 2014, Sunday

Latest Jack Reacher tale quite satisfying

Jack Reacher reads an ad in a newspaper left on a bus and knows it was meant for him in “Personal,” Lee Child’s latest thriller to feature his larger-than-life hero....

September 21, 2014, Sunday

Shanghai inspires Indian writer

Having finished his 10-week residency last month at the M Literary in Shanghai, Jeet Thayil, an Indian performance poet and novelist,...

September 14, 2014, Sunday

Zac O’Yeah:Detective novelist fond of rock/pop books

“INDIA Psychedelic: The Story of a Rocking Generation” by Sidharth Bhatia is a great book, because it is a first-of-its-kind history of Indian rock music — and it is written by a fellow who was there, ...

September 14, 2014, Sunday

A vacation to hell for stressed mother

A single mother takes a vacation that descends into hell in Gregg Hurwitz’s latest thriller, “Don’t Look Back.” Eve Hardaway struggles at home as she cares for a young boy with severe dietary restrictions ...

September 7, 2014, Sunday

A smart, sassy essay collection

Roxane Gay may call herself a bad feminist ­— she cops to loving pink and dancing to misogynist music - but she is a badass writer.In her new collection of essays, “Bad Feminist,”...

September 7, 2014, Sunday

Satisfying dive into romantic suspense

Dr Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, finds herself trapped in an isolated cabin with a man hiding from the world in “Mean Streak,” Sandra Brown’...

September 7, 2014, Sunday

Writer’s effort to get PM to read

YANN Martel is a Canadian author best known for the 2002 Man Booker Prize-winning novel “Life of Pi.” The book was first translated into Chinese and published by Yilin Press in 2012 when Director Ang ...

August 31, 2014, Sunday

Patrick Cotter: Love of poetry colors author’s reading habit

PATRICK Cotter, 51, has worked as artistic director of the Munster Literature Center in Cork, Ireland. His published works include the verse novella “The Misogynist’s Blue Nightmare,” “Perplexed Skin” ...

August 31, 2014, Sunday


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