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Paul Auster listen Download

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Timbuktu (Holt) In life, as in his metaphysical mystery novels, the elegant Paul Auster implies and evades, implies and evades -- as he does in his...

Wayne Johnston listen Download

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Wayne Johnston &quotThe Colony of Unrequited Dreams&quot (Doubleday); &quotThe Divine Ryans&quot (Anchor) In each of these novels a secret is revealed-a secret history in...

Sylvia Brownrigg listen Download

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Sylvia Brownrigg &quotThe Metaphysical Touch&quot (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) In this novel, a romance, of sorts, is struck up via the internet. This,...

Edward Hirsch listen Download

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Edward Hirsch &quotHow to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry&quot (Harcourt Brace). Some poems are so strong that they leave permanent impressionson...

Charles Simic listen Download

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Jackstraws (Harcourt Brace) Award-winning poet Charles Simic on the objects (stones, forks, dolls) that form the internal puppet theater of his imagination.

Ron Hansen listen Download

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Ron Hansen &quotHitler?s Niece&quot (Harper Collins). Ron Hansen?sreconstruction of Hitler?s affair with Geli Raubal gives us a glimpse of acreepy, hypothetical menage ---rois: the novelist...

Susan Minot listen Download

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Susan Minot &quotEvening&quot (Knopf). The past recaptured! Susan Minot haswritten a swoony, lyrical novel about loss. We talk about that rare thing: aromantic novel that...

Peter Matthiessen listen Download

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Bone by Bone (Random House). On the culmination of his momentous trilogy, Peter Matthiessen speaks about history, fiction and the destiny of an American anti-hero.

David St. John listen Download

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The Red Leaves of Night (Harper Collins). As David St.John's poems grow more elegant, they become more sexual and obsessive...

Annie Proulx listen Download

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Close Range: Wyoming Stories (Scribner)Annie Proulx has written an ominous of Western tales -- tall tales, rodeo bragging, cowboy love stories -- profusely illustrated and...

David Foster Wallace listen Download

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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (Little, Brown)Witness the uproarious frenzy of definition when David Foster Wallace cuts loose and tries to make a straightforward statement...

Arthur Sze listen Download

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Arthur Sze &quotThe Redshifting Web: Poems 1970-1998&quot (Copper Canyon) ArthurSze on the fascinating intersection of astrophysics and Asian metaphysics. Hiswork embodies a sense of...

Andre Dubus III listen Download

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Andre Dubus III &quotHouse of Sand and Fog&quot (Norton) Andre Dubus III is the son of a prize-winning Catholic author. How does the...

Carolyn See listen Download

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Carolyn See &quotThe Handyman&quot (Random House) Carolyn See solves the problems of love, life and art by wittily applying practicality, compassion and humor. ...

Lorrie Moore listen Download

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Lorrie Moore &quotBirds of America&quot (Knopf) Lorrie Moore shows how her short stories compare with the ballads of Tin Pan Alley. That is:...