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December 2, 2014

A Year in Reading: Isaac Fitzgerald 1

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As you might expect from a David Mitchell novel, it’s big, ambitious, and pretty.

December 2, 2014

Before They Were Notable: 2014 0

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This year’s New York Times Notable Books of the Year list is out.

December 2, 2014

Edan Lepucki Sells Her Second Novel 0

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Congrats are in order for our own Edan Lepucki, who recently sold her second novel to Crown! Her new book, a “sly, sinister exploration of female relationships,” will come out in 2017. You could also read her and our own Bill Morris on writing their most recent novels.

December 2, 2014

A Year in Reading: Karen Joy Fowler 2

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I suspect that few writers would survive the back-to-back reading of their works as well as Molly Gloss does. Her prose is meticulous, her characters distinct, her plotting unforced, her stories simultaneously iconic and completely natural in tone and incident.

December 2, 2014

Not a Title 0

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In the first two lines of a piece in the latest New Yorker about the Alaskan poet Olena Kalytiak Davis, Dan Chiasson points out that her new book, The Poem She Didn’t Write and Other Poems, has an undeniably excellent title. In describing her appeal, he says that her submissions to the canon are “anti-submissions,” by […]

December 2, 2014

A Year in Reading: Jess Walter 0

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Rebecca Lee’s Bobcat was so good it made me want to be a writer.

December 2, 2014

Tuesday New Release Day: Adler; Smith; Harris; Margolin; Hall; Mailer; Saramago 0

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Out this week: The Wall by H.G. Adler; How to Be Both by Ali Smith; Screenplay by MacDonald Harris; Woman with a Gun by Phillip Margolin; Essays after Eighty by Donald Hall; Selected Letters by Norman Mailer; and Skylight by the late Nobel laureate José Saramago. For more on these and other recent titles, check out our […]

December 1, 2014

Beyond Bookmarks: 10 Gifts For Readers 3

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For the past few years, The Millions has offered a holiday gift list for writers. This year we’d like to give readers their due, with a list of bookish treats. Because where would writers be without readers? Also, let’s face it: discriminating and avid readers can be as difficult to shop for as cranky writers.

December 1, 2014

A Year in Reading: Haley Mlotek (The Hairpin) 0

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I read and re-read my favorite books like it was a guilty pleasure, ashamed to be shunning all the new books that had come out, books that probably would’ve expanded my worldview or taught me something useful, but fuck it, Ali Smith gave me permission to take some time to understand the book in front of me.

December 1, 2014

Glint of the Diamond 0

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“Andre Dubus’s literary superpower is to hit upon that one thing about a character that makes him him, or her her. And in so doing, with subtle, clever details—breadcrumbs on the trail to the nucleus of a character—he makes a reader want to keep going, because she knows exactly who these people are and has […]