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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: […]

December 1, 2007

A Year in Reading 2007 6

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This time of year there is a media stampede for lists. They are seemingly suddenly everywhere, sprouting like an odd breed of December weed. In a competition to write the first draft of our cultural history, all of our “bests” are assigned, duly praised once more, and then archived as the slate is cleared for […]

January 5, 2007

A Year in Reading: Laurie 2

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Longtime Millions reader Laurie has a late entry to our Year in Reading series that includes her nifty system for rating books. We’re only five days into 2007 so I’m sure you’ll indulge us this brief look back at Laurie’s Year in Reading for 2006. To the list I composed last year of ten things […]