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December 5, 2007

A Year in Reading: Amanda Eyre Ward 1

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Amanda Eyre Ward’s new novel, Forgive Me, will be published in paperback in January 2008. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family. Visit amandaward.com How the hell had I not read Revolutionary Road, by Richard Yates, until this year? Why didn’t anyone tell me about it? Where have I been, under a freaking rock? […]

December 5, 2007

A Year in Reading: Matthew Sharpe 0

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Matthew Sharpe is the author of the novels Jamestown, The Sleeping Father, and Nothing Is Terrible. He lives in New York City. Two books come to mind. One is Richard Powers’ novel The Echo Maker, probably the book I have thought about, talked about, and quoted from the most this year. It concerns, among other […]

December 4, 2007

A Year in Reading: Hamilton Leithauser 1

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Hamilton Leithauser is lead singer of The Walkmen. The New York-based band released A Hundred Miles Off and Pussycats in 2006 and has a new album on the way in Spring 2008. Set in modern London, where all is dark and dirty, and those characters that haven’t abandoned all morals are simply too stupid to […]

December 4, 2007

A Year in Reading: Porochista Khakpour 3

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Porochista Khakpour was born in Tehran, Iran in 1978 and raised in the Los Angeles area. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars. Her debut novel, Sons and Other Flammable Objects (Grove/Atlantic), came out in September 2007 to much acclaim from The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, […]

December 4, 2007

A Year in Reading: Arthur Phillips 5

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Arthur Phillips is the bestselling author of The Egyptologist and Prague, which was a New York Times Notable Book and winner of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. His most recent novel, Angelica, comes out in paperback in February. I admit to having bought a book for its cover. For years […]

December 3, 2007

A Year in Reading: Lydia Millet 0

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Lydia Millet’s sixth novel, How the Dead Dream, is coming out in January from Counterpoint; a previous book, My Happy Life, won the PEN-USA Award for Fiction in 2003. She lives in the desert outside Tucson, Arizona. I fell in love with a woman this year. It was a first for me and a novel […]

December 3, 2007

A Year in Reading: Ben Ehrenreich 2

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Ben Ehrenreich is the author of the novel The Suitors. His journalism has appeared in many publications, from L.A. Weekly to Men’s Vogue to the New York Times Magazine. Someone sent me a copy of Selah Saterstrom’s The Meat and Spirit Plan, which I picked up casually and proceeded to read in, I think, two […]

December 3, 2007

A Year in Reading: Joshua Ferris 0

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Joshua Ferris’ debut novel, Then We Came to the End – one of The Millions’ Most Anticipated Books of 2007 – was a finalist for this year’s National Book Award. It’s due out in paperback this spring. Mr. Ferris’ shorter fiction has appeared in the Best New American Voices series and the New Stories from […]

December 2, 2007

A Year in Reading: Sarah Weinman 1

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Sarah Weinman is the proprietor of Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind. A freelance writer based in New York, she is the Baltimore Sun’s crime fiction columnist and writes “Dark Passages,” a monthly online mystery & suspense column for the Los Angeles Times Book Review. In a parallel life, she has a master’s degree in forensic […]

December 1, 2007

A Year in Reading: Languagehat 0

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Languagehat is a freelance editor in Hadley, Massachusetts. This year I have two pairs of books to recommend, one pair on language and one on history. The subject I blog about, of course, is language, and this year I’ve read two books I can strongly recommend to anyone, The first is almost a decade old: […]