Bumppo to Babbitt

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Bumppo to Babbitt

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September 14: Sinclair Lewis’s Babbitt was published on this day in 1922. Though still resident in James Fenimore Cooper’s frontier, Babbitt has devolved from a Pathfinder to a...
Native Son

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Native Son

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September 11: On this day in 1885 D. H. Lawrence was born in Eastwood, outside Nottingham. In his autobiographical novel Sons and Lovers Lawrence made famous the tortured conditions...
Deadly Duo

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Deadly Duo

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September 10: The sentence was delivered in the famous Leopold and Loeb murder trial on this day in 1924. Having convinced teen-aged Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb to plead guilty to the...
Jennifer Weiner

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Jennifer Weiner

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Three novels that offer both substance and pleasure.
The Magician’s Elephant

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The Magician’s Elephant

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The great Kate returns with a lyrical and original fairy tale in which a fortune-teller advises a boy to follow an elephant to find his lost sister. A story of faith and hope for both children...
Two years and 1300 books later…

In the Margin

Two years and 1300 books later…

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You're not suffering from monitor malfunction. To celebrate our second anniversary, we've given the Barnes & Noble Review a slight facelift.
Lost Lisa

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Lost Lisa

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September 7: On this day in 1911 the poet Guillaume Apollinaire was jailed, suspected of being involved in the theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre.

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"All lovely things will have an ending"

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August 5: Marilyn Monroe died on this day in 1962.

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To the Bastille!

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July 14, 1789: Today is Bastille Day. In preparation for A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens said he read Carlyle’s The French Revolution “about 500 times,” absorbing not...
Joyce’s Tower

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Joyce’s Tower

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September 9, 1904: Twenty-two-year-old James Joyce moves into the Martello Tower in Sandycove (just outside Dublin) with his friend Oliver St. John Gogarty. Joyce only stayed with Gogarty...
Magellan’s Closer

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Magellan’s Closer

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September 8: On this day in 1522 Captain Sebastian del Cano returned to Spain, completing Magellan's first circumnavigation of the earth.

Bard on Board

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Bard on Board

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September 5: On this day in 1607 Hamlet was performed on board the merchant ship "Red Dragon," anchored off the coast of Sierra Leone.