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Colombian novelist realistically depicts effects of narco-violence

For many Latin American writers, how to write after Gabriel García Márquez is a serious question....

November 23, 2014, Sunday


A wild romp in NYC’s pop culture

In his new book, “The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year,” author Andy Cohen tries to explain to his rescue dog, Wacha, the luck of going from a West Virginia kill shelter to lunching at Jerry Seinfeld’s estate in East Hampton, New York....

November 16, 2014, Sunday


Life lessons engagingly written

Fans of author Anne Lamott know reading her work is like finding a favorite sweater from the depths of the closet on the first crisp fall day: warm, comforting, familiar and easy....

November 16, 2014, Sunday


Journal of a surreal trip to India

To travel is to discover. For every inch of the ground you have set your foot on, it becomes “your world” instead of “the world....

November 9, 2014, Sunday


New edition serves to remind us of poet’s strong pull in China

A new Chinese edition of Pablo Neruda’s lyrical poetry is just out. The 100,000 print-run in an elegant volume by Think Kingdom shows the poet’s ongoing popularity in China. The book, in a fine translation ...

November 2, 2014, Sunday


Grisham’s latest right v. wrong a keeper

John Grisham has been writing legal thrillers and dramas that resonate with readers for almost 25 years,...

October 26, 2014, Sunday


Searing indictment of the meat industry

When the recession took hold six years ago and consumers stopped eating high on the hog, the giant meatpacker Hormel Foods began ratcheting up production to meet a surge in demand for Spam, its low-...

October 26, 2014, Sunday


A real portrait of Dylan’s genius

The second installment of Ian Bell’s two-part biography of Bob Dylan, “Time Out of Mind,” is a compelling, focused examination of the latter half of the elusive singer-songwriter’s life and career,...

October 26, 2014, Sunday


Richard Woolley: Future UK intrigue

Called a “literature of ideas,” science fiction has long been used as a framework to explore politics, identity, desire, morality, social structure and other literary themes in a futuristic setting....

October 19, 2014, Sunday


Crime thriller evokes Hearst-SLA events

Walter Mosley evokes the curious turns of the Patty Hearst kidnapping saga and the fractured culture of that era in “Rose Gold,” his latest Easy Rawlins crime thriller.Rawlins,...

October 12, 2014, Sunday




 

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