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December 9, 2011

A Year in Reading: Mayim Bialik 8

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Barbery has astonished me and brought me to my knees with this book. I challenge you to not be deeply moved by this story.

December 8, 2011

Why Publishers Matter 0

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A memo leaked from within Hachette Book Group can be read as a publisher’s manifesto, or an overview of why publishers and editors are still relevant. Maybe we can incorporate this into Edan’s reasons not to self-publish this year.

December 8, 2011

The Left Coast On Lefties 0

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Southpaws unite! The LA Review of Books takes on left-handedness. Now, someone use this can opener for me.

December 8, 2011

A Year in Reading: Philip Levine 4

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I have never read a better depiction of a great mentor and of how true learning takes place. Every teacher of anything should read this book. Twice. 

December 8, 2011

E-Books Rise Up 0

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Are e-books more than just a publishing platform? Could they be “a whole new literary form“?

December 8, 2011

Not Literary, But Awesome 0

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Russian scientists claim they’ll be able to clone a mammoth “within 5 years.”

December 8, 2011

TimeScapes 0

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Even if Tom Lowe’s forthcoming debut film TimeScapes consists solely of this production footage on loop, it’ll still be jaw-droppingly beautiful.

December 8, 2011

A Year in Reading: Adam Ross 13

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Only one book took over my world, and by that I mean I had that rare experience, while immersed in it, of seeing reality through its lens whenever I put it down and in the days after I finished it.

December 8, 2011

A Year in Reading: Emma Straub 1

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I hiccuped so loudly while reading it that I’m surprised the neighbors didn’t call the police.

December 7, 2011

Life and Fate and Life and Fate 1

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Stephen Dodson wasn’t the only one inspired to write about Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate this month. Over at The New Republic, Adam Kirsch calls Grossman’s masterpiece one of the world’s “very greatest Holocaust novels.”