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July 2, 2012

Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2012 Book Preview 50


At 8,700 words strong and encompassing 76 titles, this is the only second-half 2012 book preview you will ever need. Enjoy.

June 27, 2012

Not Ready to Gush About It: A Brief Book List for Young Readers 1


These kids may have entered my classroom in September as non-readers, but by this point in June every last one of them has loved a book.

June 4, 2012

Ten Books to Read When Mad Men is Over 20


Mad Men is about to disappear from our lives once again, leaving us to grapple alone with our complicated nostalgia for an era when men were men, women were secretaries, and alcoholism was glamorous. These books give a closer look at the era.

May 9, 2012

The Appeals and Perils of the One-Word Book Title 31


At their best, one-word titles distill content to its purest essence, which is what all titles strive to do, and then they stick in the mind. Sometimes, of course, they fall flat, and much of the time they’re just lukewarm and vague or, worse, falsely grand.

April 30, 2012

How To Introduce an Author 22


Should a beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning author have to hear the president of Northwestern’s Jewish students’ society call him Michael Sha-BONE 8 times in 2 minutes? No. Because he flew across the country to speak for 50 minutes in your overheated auditorium and you have the internet.

April 23, 2012

Tolstoy or Dostoevsky? 8 Experts on Who’s Greater 73


All mediocre novelists are alike; every great novelist is great in his own way.

April 5, 2012

The Riches of White Trash 12


Are poor rural white people really neglected in American literature? Hardly. They might be routinely scorned, marginalized, misunderstood, and reduced to caricature, but they’re not neglected. In fact, the canon is larded with writers who’ve put the riches of white trash culture to wondrous use.

February 14, 2012

Man-Eaters and Murderers: Vile Women in Fiction 17


True villains are a hoot, everyone knows that.

February 9, 2012

My Novel is Going Nowhere: Dispatches from a Literary Classic in Progress 6


In these brief dispatches, we see a writer struggle with his book, his health, his debts, and his own mind. In Roth’s doubts, many writers will recognize their own.

February 3, 2012

Dashboard? More Like Bookshelf: Your Guide to Literary Tumblrs 99


About two months ago, The Millions joined the Tumblr community. The platform is perfectly suited for dynamic storytelling, and as a direct result, it is home to some of the friendliest book lovers around.