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January 01, 1990 - January 27, 2013 + Bookworm
Their Dogs Came with Them (Atria) Helena Maria Viramontes has written about L.A.-based Latino culture before -- but who could have expected this epic work about...
A Man without a Country (7 Stories)The late Kurt Vonnegut has been astonishing us sincethe 1960's. Here, in the rebroadcast of a 2006 interview, he speaks...
The Almost Moon (Little Brown)Alice Sebold (The Lovely Bones) gives a sneak preview of her new novel, coming out this fall...
The Unknown Terrorist (Grove) Richard Flanagan felt that his last novel, Gould's Book of Fish, widely acclaimed a masterpiece, had burnt him out. Here, he discusses the things...
The Pesthouse (Doubleday) Jim Crace makes lies masquerade as truth in this post-apocalyptic tale of toxified America.
You Don't Love Me Yet (Doubleday) The pleasures of the lightweight and the free-spirited.
The Inheritance of Loss (Grove) Booker Prize-winner Kiran Desai says she prefers "messiness" to perfection--it's more human, and it fits her subject better.
Can a novelist uncover a secret?
Haunted House (Ashbery); Prose Poems (Padgett) (both from Black Square Editions) The haunted, lonely prose-poetry of Pierre Reverdy has attracted many translators. Two of America's most extraordinary...
Varieties of Disturbance (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) Lydia Davis writes elegant prose pieces in which basic confusions are described with authority and clarity.
Everybody Loves Somebody (Back Bay Books)Joanna Scott claims her collection of stories is a history of love, from World War I to the present.
The Gravedigger’s Daughter (Ecco) Oates's most autobiographical novel and the culmination of her career-long themes and obsessions.
A Day, A Night, Another Day, Summer (Harcourt) Prose impressionist Christine Schutt describes the painstaking intensity that allows her to perfect her cadences and the...
Christine Falls (Holt) Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville has written the first in a series of thrillers, and he's even taken on an alias or, at...
A Worldly Country (Ecco) In this landmark conversation, John Ashbery talks about his fascination with nonsense and fantasy, beginning with Lewis Carroll's Alice books. Those...