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Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way

Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×

What the year's most unexpected bestseller teaches us about pleasure, security, and "the fruit of labor", in one man's log-and-axe adventures. Review by Peter Lewis....
Working Class Heroes: 10 Great Books for the 99%

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Working Class Heroes: 10 Great Books for the 99%

By Michele Filgate ×

Inspired by a posthumous story collection from Lucia Berlin: a list of excellent stories starring proletarians too rarely given voice in industrial life.
Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot

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Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot

Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×

An aviator's memoir of life above the clouds, and what it says about our relation to heavens and Earth. Review by Peter Lewis.
Maggie Nelson’s Family Matters

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Maggie Nelson’s Family Matters

By Grace Bello ×

Grace Bello on the making of an American family, and questions of gender raised in Nelson's criticism and daring new memoir.
Patti Smith Reads Jo Nesbo

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Patti Smith Reads Jo Nesbo

by Bill Tipper ×

The punk godmother reads an excerpt from her audiobook narration of Jo Nesbo’s forthcoming novel.
Letter to a Future Lover

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Letter to a Future Lover

Reviewed by Melissa H. Pierson ×

How the items found in books have lives of their own, and stoke literature's enduring flame....
Stardust in Antarctica: Jynne Dilling Martin

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Stardust in Antarctica: Jynne Dilling Martin

A Conversation with Troy Jollimore ×

A writer's sojourn on Earth's most mysterious continent produces a collection of urgent, dreamlike poems about our swiftly tilting planet.
Seven Myth-Busting Facts about the French

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Seven Myth-Busting Facts about the French

by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

One witty Parisian's compendium of lived-in knowledge, from bidets to frog's legs.
Seth Grahame-Smith: When Epic Is Easier

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Seth Grahame-Smith: When Epic Is Easier

by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The author of "The Last American Vampire" on fear, historians, and what we don't know about Hollywood.
From Bell Jar to Magic Barrel: Emily Gould, Joanna Rakoff, and Anya Ulinich

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From Bell Jar to Magic Barrel: Emily Gould, Joanna Rakoff, and Anya Ulinich

by Amy Benfer ×

In memoir and fiction -- and sometimes online -- three women chart a generation's uneasy passage into adulthood....
Things I Don’t Want to Know

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Things I Don’t Want to Know

by James Mustich ×

Few essayists have the courage and talent to go head-to-head with George Orwell. Deborah Levy's response to Orwell's iconic piece "Why I Write" is at once a feminist call to arms, a touching...

With My Dog Eyes

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With My Dog Eyes

by James Mustich ×

Hilda Hilst may be the Donna Tartt of Brazil, and this may be her answer to The Secret History. Published in America for the first time, this 1986 novel centers on a professor whose...