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first impressions are everything
The Ideal First Novel for 10 “Must Read” Authors
The list of “must read” authors is long, and differs depending on who you ask. But usually, the authors on these lists are (or were) pretty prolific,...
A Definitive Ranking of Every Book By Haruki Murakami Ever
Haruki Murakami is one of those writers who’s tipped each year as a Nobel contender; widely acclaimed as a genius, his distinctive magical-realist...
rhythm of life
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
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
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...
found in translation
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...
Murakami’s Origin Story Is on Display in
Wind/Pinball, by Haruki Murakami, contains new translations of the acclaimed Japanese writer’s first two short novels, Hear the Wind Sing, originally...
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
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...
food for thought
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...
happy new year
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
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...