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TINKERS (Paperback)

by Paul Harding

Getting With the Program: On MFA vs. NYC 16

What was clearly intended as a series of artsy-smartsy essays examining the state of play in literary America too often comes off as an extended moan of self-pity from a once-cosseted corner of Brownstone Brooklyn.

Post-40 Bloomers: The Risky Fiction of Paul Harding 0

In April 2010, Harding's debut won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction – such a surprising selection that The New York Times headlined its profile of Harding after the prize "Mr. Cinderella."

Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2013 Book Preview 18

At 9,000 words strong and encompassing 86 titles, this is the only second-half 2013 book preview you will ever need.

Most Anticipated: The Great 2013 Book Preview 55

At 7,900 words strong and encompassing 79 titles, this is the only 2013 book preview you will ever need.

2011 National Book Award Finalists Announced 8

Women dominate the fiction finalists again, and small presses are well represented.

Under Water: Johanna Skibsrud's The Sentimentalists 0

The story that surrounds Johanna Skibsrud’s first novel is captivating. The Sentimentalists, published by Canada’s tiny Gaspereau Press in an initial print run of 800, was the surprise winner of the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize. And yet hype, of course, is a double-edged sword.

The Millions Top Ten: December 2010 1

Year in Reading recommendations storm the Top Ten.

A Year in Reading: Marjorie Kehe 0

There are always two book lists winding their way through my life.

The Millions Top Ten: November 2010 2

One prize winner graduates to our Hall of Fame, another debuts.

A Year in Reading 2010 32

There are many ways to measure a year, but the reader is likely to measure it in books.

The Millions Top Ten: October 2010 0

Not much action on the list last month, but a pair of favorites are pushing higher.

The Millions Top Ten: September 2010 2

A financial meltdown post-mortem graduates to the Hall of Fame and a Booker shortlister debuts.

Millions Top Ten: August 2010 1

You know who grabbed the top spot, but which other two literary superstars made a splash on The Millions' list in August?

The Millions Top Ten: June 2010 5

With four books heading to the Hall of Fame, that means we have four new books landing on the list, ranging from hard-boiled Scandinavian thrillers to historical fiction in 18th century Japan to a 12-year-old literary biography with a twist.

The Millions Top Ten: May 2010 0

Tinkers debuts and The Corrections graduates. Plus, a controversial new number one.

The Millions Top Ten: April 2010 3

Franzen stays on top. Sebald to the Hall of Fame. Tolstoy debuts.

Tinkers' Chain 2

The Pulitzer Underdog 0

2010's Pulitzer Winners: A Big Day for Indie Presses 1

This year's Pulitzer winner for fiction has gone to a book from Bellevue Literary Press, an "unlikely" operation that runs out of Bellevue, the famous New York psych hospital.