Barbara’s Picks, Apr. 2013, Pt. 1: Aslam, Berg, Close, Dalrymple, Lanier, Leibovich

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Aslam, Nadeem. The Blind Man’s Garden. Knopf. Apr. 2013. 336p. ISBN 9780307961716. $26.95; eISBN 9780307961723. LITERARY FICTION Winner of Betty Trask and Kiriyama honors and shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (for Maps for Lost Lovers), Aslam is among an outstanding group of Pakistani-born writers now working in English (e.g., Daniyal Mueenuddin, Mohammed Hanif, […]

Fiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 4: Award-Winning Authors Jennifer Haigh, Jamaica Kincaid, Ron Rash, and More

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Dee, Jonathan. A Thousand Pardons. Random. Feb. 2013. 224p. ISBN 9780812993219. $26; eISBN 9780679645009. LITERARY A Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2009 with Chang-Rae Lee (Jennifer Egan won for A Visit from the Goon Squad), Dee goes au courant with the story of a woman who returns to work after her corporate-lawyer husband loses all following […]

Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 4: Animals, Food, and the Arts

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Arnot, Bob. The Aztec Diet. Morrow. Feb. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780062124050. $25.99. HEALTH/DIET What has eight times the omega-3s of salmon, six times more calcium than milk, three times more iron than spinach, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli, four times more selenium than flax, and five grams of fiber in just 70 calories? The […]

Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 3: Chagnon, Kaplan, Shlaes, and Tuszynska Court Controversy

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Bouton, Katherine. Shouting Won’t Help: Why I—and 50 Million Other Americans—Can’t Hear You. Sarah Crichton: Farrar. Feb. 2013. 272p. ISBN 9780374263041. $26. HEALTH & FITNESS/HEARING Nearly 20 percent of Americans suffer from some form of hearing loss, and Bouton, who was a senior editor at the New York Times for over two decades, is one […]

Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 2: Celebrated Lives; Austen Meets Lennon/Ono Meets Prince and Plath

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Byrne, Paula. Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things. Harper: HarperCollins. Feb. 2013. 400p. ISBN 9780061999093. $26.99.  BIOGRAPHY Not traditional blow-by-blow biography, Byrne’s work proceeds thematically, clarifying Austen’s life and writing by examining significant moments and mementos in both. An ivory miniature, a bathing machine, letters from tantalizing sister-in-law Eliza de Feuillide, Austen’s knowledge of […]

Fiction Previews, Jan. 2013, Pt. 4: Bernard Cornwell, Cathy Marie Buchanan, and More

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Fiction Previews, Jan. 2013, Pt. 4: Bernard Cornwell, Cathy Marie Buchanan, and More

Nonfiction Previews, Jan. 2013, Pt. 4: Tracy Kidder, Michelle Rhee, Ali Smith, and More

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Nonfiction Previews, Jan. 2013, Pt. 4: Tracy Kidder, Michelle Rhee, Ali Smith, and More

Barbara’s Picks: October 2012, Pt. 4: Alexie, Leon, Morton, Mozingo

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Barbara’s Picks: October 2012, Pt. 4: Alexie, Leon, Morton, Mozingo

Nonfiction Previews, October 2012, Pt. 4: Meet Mao, Custer, & Chess Prodigy Phiona Mutesi

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Nonfiction Previews, October 2012, Pt. 4: Meet Mao, Custer, & Chess Prodigy Phiona Mutesi

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