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5 Novels in Which Music Is a Character

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5 Novels in Which Music Is a Character

Music—varied and endless—is such a part of our lives, most of us barely notice its presence on a conscious level. In our earbuds, in our cars, at home,...
7 Short Story Collections to Read in 2017

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7 Short Story Collections to Read in 2017

Short story fans are in for a treat in 2017, with so many collections by long-established masters and intriguing debut authors that it will be hard to...
Books to Read While You’re Waiting for Twin Peaks’ Return

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Books to Read While You’re Waiting for Twin Peaks’ Return

The long dreamed-of return of Twin Peaks is happening, and we haven’t stopped eating celebratory pie and coffee since David Lynch gave word. While...

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8 Great Japanese Books in Translation That Aren’t by Haruki Murakami

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8 Great Japanese Books in Translation That Aren’t by Haruki Murakami

We love Murakami, and all the cats, jazz, whiskey bars, mysterious women, and glimpses at modern Japanese life that populate his books. But there’s a...

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Murakami’s Origin Story Is on Display in Wind/Pinball

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Murakami’s Origin Story Is on Display in Wind/Pinball

Wind/Pinball, by Haruki Murakami, contains new translations of the acclaimed Japanese writer’s first two short novels, Hear the Wind Sing, originally...
Haruki Murakami’s Wind/Pinball Combines the Early Works of a Surrealist Master

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Haruki Murakami’s Wind/Pinball Combines the Early Works of a Surrealist Master

On a bright spring day in 1978, Haruki Murakami went to a baseball game. Through some alchemy of chance and timing, the then–jazz bar owner was hit by a...
Summer Book Club Picks

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Summer Book Club Picks

It’s summer time and the living is easy—at least for your kids. But maybe not as much for you, if you’re the always-on-call family cruise...
Yum, Crunch, Yuck: 6 Famous Foods in Literature

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Yum, Crunch, Yuck: 6 Famous Foods in Literature

Is there anything that fixes a character better in a reader’s mind than learning what food makes her mouth water? Sometimes a character’s...
7 Books to Celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Sheep

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7 Books to Celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Sheep

Gong Xi Fa Cai! This Thursday marks the Chinese Lunar New Year, that auspicious time of year when you put on your best red clothes, eat a fish for luck,...
Big Books to Get Snowed in With

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Big Books to Get Snowed in With

Sure, you could take Anna Karenina to the beach, but with all those titillating distractions right in front of you, it can be hard to concentrate on the...
7 Books for Readers Who Love Haruki Murakami

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7 Books for Readers Who Love Haruki Murakami

The first time you read Murakami, it can be a disorienting experience. One minute, a character is just sitting there, drinking tea or doing some other...

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Try These Famous Authors’ Tricks to Slay Your NaNo Novel!

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Try These Famous Authors’ Tricks to Slay Your NaNo Novel!

We’re about to enter the second weekend of National Novel Writing Month! Are you, the eager NaNo novelist: a. Looking forward to continuing your...

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