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December 6, 2006

A Year in Reading: Charles D’Ambrosio 1

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Auther Charles D’Ambrosio has written two collections of short stories, The Point and, this year, The Dead Fish Museum. He also has a collection of essays, Orphans. D’Ambrosio’s stories regularly appear in the New Yorker and other notable magazines. The best book D’Ambrosio read this year was the autobiography of a jazz musician. “Maybe this […]

December 5, 2006

A Year in Reading: Conversational Reading 0

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Scott Esposito’s excellent literature and culture blog Conversational Reading likely needs no introduction here (don’t forget his Quarterly Conversation either). Lucky for us, Scott has kindly pitched in with his best reads of 2006 for our year end extravaganza at The Millions: Looking over the books I read in 2006, it seems like a banner […]

December 4, 2006

A Year in Reading: Charles Shields 0

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Charles Shields made waves in the literary world this year with his biography of Harper Lee, Mockingbird, and he is now researching his next project, a biography of Kurt Vonnegut. In the meantime, however, he sent along the best books he read this year: I have two books tied for first place, but they excel […]

December 4, 2006

A Year in Reading: George Saunders 1

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George Saunders’ collection of stories, In Persuasion Nation came out this year to rave reviews. He is also the author of CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, Pastoralia, and The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil. Earlier this year, Saunders explained to me why he could never have a blog (internal “labor dispute”), but, hoping that he […]

December 4, 2006

A Year in Reading: Your Best Books 0

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It’s that’s time of year again. For the third year running, I have asked a number of writers, bloggers, and readers to answer the question, “what were the best books you read this year?” I’ll begin posting the responses today, but this year I’d like to open that question up to everyone who reads The […]

January 10, 2006

A Year in Reading: Laurie’s Best Books 0

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I want to leave 2005 behind, but I keep getting great stuff to post, so I hope you don’t mind. I got this great e-mail from Laurie who wanted to share her favorite books from amongst her considerable reading last year. I’ll be following this up with another e-mail Laurie sent me about what makes […]

January 1, 2006

A Year in Reading: wrap up 1

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Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Year in Reading series. It was great to see which books got people excited this year. I hope to do it again next year, so keep track of what you read and keep me in mind come December. Here are this year’s contributions: Authors: Kirby Gann Marcy Dermansky […]

December 23, 2005

A Year in Reading by Patrick Brown 0

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Best Novel: The Epicure’s Lament by Kate Christensen – Hugo Whittier is a 40-year-old misanthrope living in self-imposed exile at Waverly, his ancestral home on the Hudson River. Hugo is rapidly smoking himself to death, but doing it with real style. When his estranged brother separates from his wife and moves in, he drags Hugo […]

December 20, 2005

A Year in Reading: Winning the War on Christmas 0

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My old friend Derek and I used to trade books back and forth in high school, and we spent many hours lurking in used book stores looking for collections of Richard Brautigan poetry and other such things. Several years later, we were roommates in Los Angeles, and one day he showed me his “blog.” I […]

December 15, 2005

A Year in Reading: Michelle Richmond 0

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I asked Michelle Richmond to share with us the best books she read this year. Michelle is the author of The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress and Dream of the Blue Room. She also keeps a blog, Sans Serif. She put together a really great post for us. The Death of a Beekeeper, by Lars […]