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 […]

Barbara’s Picks, Feb. 2013, Pt. 2: Julianna Baggott, Amity Gaige, Cissy Houston, Maurice Sendak

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Baggott, Julianna. Fuse. Grand Central. Feb. 2013. 416p. ISBN 9781455503087. $25.99. Downloadable: Hachette Audio. DYSTOPIAN In Baggott’s laceratingly inventive Pure, those not safely under the Dome at the bomb-bright apocalyptic moment have been permanently fused to whatever was nearby, object or human, and Partridge defies his father, Dome master Willux, by escaping to the wider […]

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 […]

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: Jan. 2013, Pt. 2: Memoirs by Amanda Knox & Sonia Sotomayer; a Debut Thriller from Law & Order’s Dick Wolf

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Barbara’s Picks: Jan. 2013, Pt. 2: Memoirs by Amanda Knox & Sonia Sotomayer; a Debut Thriller from Law & Order’s Dick Wolf

Nonfiction Previews, Dec. 2012, Pt. 2: Tony Bennett, Violins, and Cohen’s “Hallelujah”

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Nonfiction Previews, Dec. 2012, Pt. 2: Tony Bennett, Violins, and Cohen’s “Hallelujah”

Nonfiction Previews, November 2012, Pt. 2: Lil Wayne, Downton Abbey, & Courtney Love

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Nonfiction Previews, November 2012, Pt. 2: Lil Wayne, Downton Abbey, & Courtney Love

Barbara’s Picks, November 2012, Pt. 1: Kimmel, Kingsolver, McEwan, Bailyn, Russo

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Barbara’s Picks, November 2012, Pt. 1: Kimmel, Kingsolver, McEwan, Bailyn, Russo

Barbara’s Picks: October 2012, Pt. 3: Erdrich, Helprin, Lehane, Wolfe, Egan, Gompertz

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Barbara’s Picks: October 2012, Pt. 3: Erdrich, Helprin, Lehane, Wolfe, Egan, Gompertz

Fiction Previews, October 2012, Pt. 3: DeMille, Donoghue, Dunmore, & More

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Fiction Previews, October 2012, Pt. 3: DeMille, Donoghue, Dunmore, & More

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