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Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King "A blood-splattered pleasure. It's hard to say what the deeper message of
9 Excellent Reads For Labor Day Weekend
The Locals by Johnathan Dee "An absorbing panorama of small-town life and a study of democracy in miniature, with both the
Shakespeare's Heroes and Heroines Live On Forever, Like Them or Not
Robert David Jaffee
Novelist, journalist, mental-health activist
Shakespeare has an infinite variety. His plays have lasted 400 years since his passing. May they play on forever in new heaven, new earth!
Jennifer Weiner Is a Genius at Self-Promotion
Author, Reviewer, Blogger
How many authors of commercial fiction do you know who get huge, glowing profiles in the
? Well, Jennifer Weiner just did, as she continues to ride her successful hobbyhorse about not getting respect.
Biggest Literary Feuds Of 2013
As 2013 draws to a close, we give you our second-annual look at the scuffles, controversies, and feisty debates that have
Great Male Protagonists We Wouldn't Want to Be Friends With
Books and Culture Writer, HuffPost
Many male protagonists seem palatable enough at first glance -- unless we hold them to the more exacting friendship standard.
The Year I Stopped Reading Men
Feminist Finance Writer
It was like when you turn on a TV set after spending a significant period of time streaming television online. Suddenly, you're covering your ears and asking why those Kia hamsters can't play a different song. You never used to notice the commercials, but now they're all you can hear.
Jennifer Weiner's Latest Literary Feud
Author, Reviewer, Blogger
Weiner isn't just expert at giving her reading public what it wants, she's a master at creating controversy and making headlines by attacking noted authors in the news. It's a canny strategy guaranteed to boost her already high public profile. Midlist authors, take note.
Midlife and Fantasy at 42 -- Claire Messud's New Novel Resonates
Author and Journalist
When I sat down with Claire Messud, the first thing I asked was how she knew exactly how I felt to be turning 42. Her answer? "I've been there."
'The Woman Upstairs' By Claire Messud: The Book We're Talking About
Notable passage: "But the world should understand, if the world gave a shit, that women like us are not underground. No Ralph
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7 Highly Anticipated Fiction Reads
In contemporary Maine, a teenage boy's racially-charged prank prompts his New York attorney uncles to converge on the town of their youth in Elizabeth Strout's latest,
The Burgess Boys
, but it's the sister who never left who understands alienation best.
Announcing the Death of the Post-9/11 Novel
Novelists didn't have to think much in the way of plot. 9/11 happened before, during, or after, to change everything (as Bush and Ashcroft had it, the world changed, nothing was the same after 9/11).
Iranian Memoir By Freed Prisoner Haleh Esfandiari
By The New York Review of Books, The New York Review of Books
Unfortunately, the CIA did not agree with the schoolgirls. (The importance of the Jeanne d'Arc school in educating the young
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