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January 23, 2013

New Jhumpa Lahiri Novel 0

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This just in: Jhumpa Lahiri has a new novel coming in September called The Lowland.

January 23, 2013

Pun-derful 0

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In defense of puns.

January 23, 2013

Literature: A User’s Manual 0

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“There’s no doubt that Life A User’s Manual takes an approach to depicting reality that is very different from the standard realist novel, which we have been conditioned to believe is the best and most-preferred way of representing our world…Though not without its enlightening aspects, this conversation has generally fallen into a simplistic dichotomy, where […]

January 23, 2013

Jon Clinch at Bloom 0

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At Bloom this week, check out the feature on novelist Jon Clinch, and the accompanying Q&A, where Clinch talks in-depth about his decision to self-publish his fourth novel after having his first two published by Random House.   He says that his second novel, Kings of the Earth, “was set up for success: Oprah’s magazine put […]

January 22, 2013

The Millions on Google+ 0

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We recently set up a presence on Google+, and we think you should hop on over to join us.

January 22, 2013

Tuesday New Release Day: Epic Fail, Roberts, Murakami 0

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The biggest release of the week is, of course, the launch of the first Millions Original, Epic Fail (here’s our excerpt), by our own Mark O’Connell (We may be a bit biased there). Also out, Sam Roberts’s Grand Central, about the iconic train station, and, now available for the first time in a single, massive […]

January 22, 2013

Bookish Man Bat Signal 1

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Bookish men of New York. Are you listening? Good. On February 13th, Housing Works is hosting a “Literary Speed Dating” event… except they currently have a slight problem. There are literally too many women signed up for the event. If this isn’t enticing enough for you to buy a ticket immediately, perhaps a $4 discount […]

January 22, 2013

“Daytripper is overrun with rich detail” 0

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Dominic Umile takes a look at the Daytripper, a comic by Brazilian brothers Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá. The comic, which was selected recently for les Fauves d’Angoulême – the largest comics festival in Europe – concerns the “volley of riches and failure from the desk of an obituary writer.” As Umile notes, the art […]

January 21, 2013

Drink It Up 0

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Depending on your persuasion, this blog post listing six songs about whiskey is either a funny article or a kind of public service.

January 21, 2013

“Reigning queen of the Twittersphere” 0

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Your eyes do not deceive you, Rumpus readers — Margaret Atwood sat down for this week’s Sunday interview. She talks with Gina Frangello about her novel-in-excerpts, Positron, along with the art of responding to readers on Twitter. (You can also check out her piece for Year in Reading.)