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June 8, 2013

Short Flight / Hobart Discount 0

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Hobart is celebrating the month of June by offering a 20% discount on all of their Short Flight / Long Drive Books. You can pick up any two for $15. In particular I recommend Adam Novy’s Avian Gospels, a vividly imagined story of a young boy who can control flocks of birds. (I’ve recommended it […]

June 7, 2013

Please, Please, Please, Let Charles Dickens Get What He Wants 0

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Charles Dickens becomes an honorary member of The Smiths in BBC’s Horrible Histories music video. My favorite lyric: “Whilst writing Edwin Drood, a train crash didn’t help my mood.”

June 7, 2013

Recommended Reading: The Barista’s Burden 0

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Recommended Reading: For the writers who make coffee for their day jobs, Lucy Schiller discusses the burden of being happy all the time as a San Francisco barista in “Service with a Smile.” The essay is the first in a weekly series by The Riveter, a magazine spotlighting original longform journalism by women. Pair with Jason Diamond’s essay on […]

June 7, 2013

Bohane Wins the IMPAC 0

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Kevin Barry has won the lucrative €100,000 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his first novel City of Bohane, capably reviewed in these pages over a year ago by Bill Morris (whose drawing of Barry illustrates the piece). You can also relive this year’s massive longlist and quirky shortlist.

June 7, 2013

Get Your First Edition Fix 0

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Brooklyn’s Greenlight Bookstore just launched a First Editions Club where members get a signed first edition of a new book each month. Some recent selections include: George Saunders’s Tenth of December  (our review), Jonathan Dee’s A Thousand Pardons (our review), and Philipp Meyer’s The Son.

June 7, 2013

Portraits of BEA 0

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Brandon Stanton, the man behind the candid portrait blog Humans of New York, takes on BookExpo America in The Humans of BEA, A Photo-Essay.

June 7, 2013

Stop Reading this Post Right Now 0

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Get off the internet and read a book. Research has shown that deep reading (slow, immersive reading) is like an exercise for our brains that can enable us to be more empathetic.

June 6, 2013

Going Hog Wild with Philipp Meyer 0

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Philipp Meyer is a New Yorker 20-under-40 writer, the author of recession fiction American Rust and the recently released The Son, and a feral hog hunter.

June 6, 2013

Searching for the Female Huck Finn 0

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Where’s the female counterpart to Ishmael or Sal Paradise, Vanessa Veselka asks. “When a man steps onto the road, his journey begins. When a woman steps onto that same road, hers ends.”

June 6, 2013

Nicole Krauss Needs to Learn How to Relax 0

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Nicole Krauss has taken her family to deserts in Chile, a lice-infested nursery in Tel Aviv, Sarajevo, Capri, and even the Arctic, but she’s never been on a beach vacation. She tries to relax and searches for the meaning of paradise in Turks and Caicos in her essay for Condé Nast Traveler.