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December 8, 2007

A Year in Reading: Edan Lepucki 3

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The Thin Place by Kathryn Davis was the first book I read in 2007, mainly because more than one Millions contributors had celebrated it in 2006. This lovely novel, about the residents of a small New England town, opens with three girls coming across a dead man on the beach. One of the girls, Mees […]

December 8, 2007

Year in Reading: Andrew Saikali 2

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The first half of 2007 was a Dark Age of reading for me. Virtually every time I sat down with even the most promising book, my mind would float to the massive Redesign project headaches we were having at the newspaper. I couldn’t relax, I couldn’t get drawn in. I was in the wrong frame […]

December 7, 2007

A Year in Reading: Elizabeth Crane 0

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Elizabeth Crane is the author of two collections of short stories from Little, Brown: When the Messenger is Hot and All this Heavenly Glory. Her work has been featured in numerous anthologies and publications including Other Voices, Nerve, and The Believer. Her stories have been featured on WBEZ’s Stories on Stage and NPR’s Selected Shorts, […]

December 7, 2007

A Year in Reading: Meghan O’Rourke 1

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Meghan O’Rourke is literary editor of Slate and author of Halflife, a book of poems. The most extraordinary book I read this year is Richard Hughes’ A High Wind in Jamaica, originally published in 1929. A peculiar fantasia on the nearly impenetrable and certainly alien world of childhood, the novel is at once highly lyrical […]

December 6, 2007

A Year in Reading: Ben Dolnick 2

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Ben Dolnick is the author of Zoology. He lives in Brooklyn with his fiancee and their dog, and is currently at work on a second book. This has been the year of short books for me. I’ve found my concentration running aground on long ones – even great long ones (Independent People, War and Peace, […]

December 6, 2007

A Year in Reading: Buzz Poole 0

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Buzz Poole, the managing editor of Mark Batty Publisher, has written for the likes of The Believer, PRINT, Village Voice and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is also the author of Madonna of the Toast, a look at the cultural ramifications of unexpected religious and secular icons. Keep up with his adventures in surprising iconography […]

December 6, 2007

A Year in Reading: Joshua Henkin 1

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Joshua Henkin is the author of the novel Swimming Across the Hudson, which was named a Los Angeles Times notable book of the year. His new novel, Matrimony, was published in October. The book that comes most immediately to mind is Andrew Holleran’s Grief, a slim, restrained, beautifully rendered novel about a gay man whose […]

December 5, 2007

A Year in Reading: Lauren Groff 0

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Lauren Groff’s fiction has appeared in journals including The Atlantic Monthly and Ploughshares and the most recent editions of the Best American Short Stories, Best New American Voices, and the Pushcart Prize anthologies. Her first novel, The Monsters of Templeton, will be out in February. This year I fell in love with the New York […]

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 […]