Year in Reading

December 13, 2014

A Year In Reading: Michael Schaub 1

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Kinnell was something like a connoisseur of loss, both actual and anticipated. And he anticipated his own, often.

December 13, 2014

A Year in Reading: Yiyun Li 0

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Upon finishing the book, I bought a copy for a friend and told two more friends about it.

December 12, 2014

A Year in Reading: Walter Kirn 1

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There is a Twain for every mood and moment, and this is a Twain whose time has come again, wintry, stern, and sublimely disappointed.

December 12, 2014

A Year in Reading: Rabih Alameddine 0

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Simply put, I think it just might be the best book I have read in — oh, I don’t know, maybe ever.

December 12, 2014

A Year in Reading: Caitlin Moran 2

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In many ways, it is exactly like James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man — but with the benefit of being 100 pages shorter, and screamingly funny.

December 11, 2014

A Year in Reading: Eimear McBride 0

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The Bone People is one of the most ethically challenging and emotionally complex books I have ever read.

December 11, 2014

A Year in Reading: Dinaw Mengestu 1

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It starts, or better yet insists on continuing, a conversation on race and the imagination that’s too important to ignore

December 11, 2014

A Year in Reading: Lindsay Hunter 4

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It is perhaps the most moving book I’ve ever read. It is dark, funny, poignant, frightening. Margaret Atwood writes with such fierce poetry that I found myself running my fingers over the words, trying to absorb the book’s magic in every sense I could.

December 11, 2014

A Year in Reading: David Bezmozgis 4

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Published when Maxwell was in his 70s, it bears on every page the mark of experience, wisdom, and a gentle humility — the consequence of the many mysteries and regrets that comprise a man’s life.

December 10, 2014

A Year in Reading: Tiphanie Yanique 2

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‘The New Testament’ and ‘Citizen’ will change your mind, your heart, the way you build your life, and the way you live in community.