Year in Reading

December 17, 2014

A Year in Reading: Tom Nissley 3

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I did something in 2014 that would throw a wrench into anyone’s reading: I bought a bookstore.

December 17, 2014

A Year in Reading: Darcey Steinke 0

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Hathaway writes with precision and spiritual dignity, giving advice that jumps off the page and directly into the heart.

December 17, 2014

A Year in Reading: Ron Rash 0

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The writing throughout is superb, and at times so vivid that I felt unmoored from my own world and completely in the author’s.

December 16, 2014

A Year in Reading: Emma Straub 1

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Four of my favorites this year were story collections, which I suppose makes sense, given that stories take less time to read and are therefore a less intimidating enterprise for a new mother operating on very little sleep.

December 16, 2014

A Year in Reading: Carolyn Kellogg 0

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The book is partly about a aging porn director, partly about a young couple absently plotting revenge against a cop, partly about a former paramedic’s crime.

December 16, 2014

A Year in Reading: Michele Filgate 3

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For the longest time, literature has been my identity. Who am I without other people’s words?

December 16, 2014

A Year in Reading: Lydia Millet 0

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I haven’t been so bowled over by a poet’s sense of humor since…well, possibly ever.

December 15, 2014

A Year in Reading: Michelle Huneven 0

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I listen to audiobooks throughout the day, as I garden and cook, clean the kitchen and drive, and I have a contemporary child’s delight in listening to my favorites as often as I please.

December 15, 2014

A Year in Reading: Hannah Pittard 3

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It is a somersault through time and space.

December 15, 2014

A Year in Reading: Gina Frangello 0

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Manguso is a singular writer, as distinctive and inimitable as Anne Carson, but more accessible, and her books, though unflinchingly unsentimental and devoid of any New Age mumbo jumbo, are tender, deeply spiritual beasts.