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February 12, 2008

Ask a Book Question (#58): Books for Fans of Deadwood 7

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Poornima writes in: My husband recently stumbled across an HBO series called Deadwood in the library. It’s a television series set in the Black Hills (Sioux Country – Dakotas and Wyoming) around 1876 and features a whole assortment of historically famous/notorious characters including Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane. I was wondering if you or […]

October 25, 2007

Ask a Book Question (#57): The Greatest Magazine Ever? 5

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It’s been a while since we’ve done an “Ask a Book Question” at The Millions, but Kirk from Texas left a good one in the comments of a recent post: You write a lot about your obsession with The New Yorker… Can you tell those of us that are unfamiliar with the publication more about […]

June 21, 2007

Ask a Book Question: The 56th in a Series (A Remainder Reminder) 1

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Neil writes in with this question: I’m trying to remember the name of a new book I’ve recently read about and I can’t quite put my finger on it. I think the general concept was that it was about a guy who was in an accident and when he wakes up, he has no memory […]

May 30, 2007

Ask a Book Question: The 55th in a Series (Future Blue Chips) 0

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Ron writes in with this question: The recent issue of Firsts magazine has an article on today’s “blue chip” authors for book collectors: Hemingway, Steinbeck, Faulkner, Fitzgerald. It made me wonder who writing today will be a blue chip author in the future. In the next 10 or 15 years, who will have books selling […]

May 23, 2007

Ask a Book Question: The 54th in a Series (Hunting for Short Stories) 1

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“Troubled in Tacoma” writes in with this plea: I find myself becoming increasingly upset about the fact that I can’t figure out where someone is publishing their new short stories. For example, just today I came across George Saunders’ new story, “Puppy” in the New Yorker. I was happy that I was able to come […]

April 23, 2007

Ask a Book Question: The 53rd in a Series (A Pair of Kings) 1

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Mike writes in with this question: I am a big Stephen King reader, and I am ready to read Desperation and The Regulators. I have heard these two books have the same characters with different storylines. Which was released first, and which is better to read first to enhance the overall stories? All I can […]

April 1, 2007

Ask a Book Question: The 52nd in a Series (Paris Reading) 4

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Judy writes in looking for something to read on an upcoming trip abroad: I am going to Paris for a week in April. I want to read at least a couple novels set in Paris before I go. I want them to be contemporary (as in written recently) by a French author but translated into […]

March 12, 2007

Ask a Book Question: The 51st in a Series (How Hagar Got Its Name) 1

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Nancy wrote in with this question about All Aunt Hagar’s Children by Edward P. Jones: I am listening to this book on CD and in the past week I have driven over a 1000 miles just to keep listening. It is a wonderful book. I am wondering what the significance of the title is? Since […]

February 18, 2007

Ask a Book Question: The 50th in a Series (Hurricane Kids Sequel) 0

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Cheryl writes in with this question: My 72 year old father’s favorite book is The Hurricane Kids on the Lost Islands by Oskar Lebeck and Gaylord DuBois. He read it as a teen. I was able to find it in a used book store a few years ago and gave it to him as a […]

February 17, 2007

Ask a Book Question: The 49th in a Series (A Miniature Story) 1

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Molly writes in with this question: I’m hoping you remember a short story from the New Yorker published, I think, in 2006. Of course I don’t remember the author or title, or the date of publication (spring? fall? no idea). But the story was about a minaturist who worked for a king, he made intricate […]