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The Collector of Lost Things by Jeremy Page

As The Collector of Lost Things opens, it is 1845 and English naturalist Eliot Saxby has set out on Captain Sykes’s Arctic-bound vessel to search for the last remaining traces of the great auk, a bird presumed extinct. His patr...
 
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10 April Books Worth Anticipating

Through websites like Goodreads, NetGalley and Edelweiss, I get a bit of a sneak peek at some of the biggest titles set for release in upcoming months. Here are ten of the books being published this April that I’m most looking ...
 
 
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Strangler Vine
Strangler Vine

Review: The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter

Miranda “M.J.” Carter worked in publishing and journalism before publishing her first book, a biography of Anthony Blunt (the British art historian and Soviet spy), in 2001. It won the Royal Society of Literature Award and the ...

 
 
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Layla featured image
Layla featured image

Review: Layla by Nina de la Mer

Nina de la Mer is a Scottish novelist now based in Brighton, England. Her previous novel, 4 a.m., about a pair of young British army chefs posted to Germany, was published in 2011. She earned praise for capturing the slang-fill...
 
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anti self help books
anti self help books

Anti-Self-help Books

You’ve heard of self-help. How could you not have? Especially in the United States, it’s a multi-million dollar industry, supported by Evangelical Christianity and secular psychiatry alike. But what about anti-self-help? (Alas,...

 
 
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what nora knew
what nora knew

Review: What Nora Knew by Linda Yellin

Born Melinda Cheryl Jacobson (a name she changed because “it sounds uptight and prissy”) in Chicago, Linda Yellin started off as a copywriter in the advertising industry and gradually moved into radio and print journalism. She ...
 
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Review: The Virgins by Pamela Erens

Pamela Erens was for many years an editor of Glamour magazine, and published her first novel, The Understory, in 2007. Her second novel, The Virgins, was released last August by Tin House Books (who also published Karen Shepard...
 
 
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Review: Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

Maggie Shipstead’s Seating Arrangements was one of my favorite debut novels of 2012. Taking place over just three days, it was the tale of an upper middle class family preparing for their (heavily pregnant) daughter’s wedding w...

 
 
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no saints around here 2
no saints around here 2

No Saints around Here by Susan Allen Toth

I’m sure I must be one of Susan Allen Toth’s biggest fans. In the months before I first journeyed to England for my junior year abroad, I devoured her trilogy of travel books: My Love Affair with England, England as You Like It...
 
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10 more books featured
10 more books featured

Best Books of 2013: 10 More Not to Miss

In previous weeks I chose my top five nonfiction and fiction reads of 2013, but out of the 234 books I’ve read so far this year, there are many more that are also worth recommending. Here I have settled on ten more of the best ...