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Oates Gets her Goth On


Joyce Carol Oates has written in all manner of modes and genres — naturalistic fiction, suspense novels (under the pseudonyms Rosamond Smith and Lauren Kelly), plays, poetry, memoir, and essays.
By: LISA WEIDENFELD  |  March 18, 2013

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Interview: Ayana Mathis and her tribes


One of the most buzzed-about and acclaimed books of the new year since its publication last December, the Oprah Book Club selection The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Knopf) is Ayana Mathis's first novel.
By: LISA WEIDENFELD  |  February 22, 2013

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Phreaking Ma Bell: Phil Lapsley's Exploding the Phone


Exploding the Phone is Phil Lapsley's exhaustive history of the phone-phreak phenomenon of the '60s and '70s.
By: LISA WEIDENFELD  |  February 20, 2013

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Scary monsters and super freaks


What if deceased presidents were reincarnated as horses in a belated lesson in humility?
By: LISA WEIDENFELD  |  February 13, 2013

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Jennifer Haigh's quiet lives

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Jennifer Haigh's News from Heaven , a series of 10 interconnected short stories set in the fictional Bakerton, Pennsylvania, of her celebrated 2005 novel Baker Towers (it's subtitled "The Bakerton Stories"), stretches over much of the 20th century.
By: LISA WEIDENFELD  |  January 23, 2013

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Bipolar and off the leash of meds: Juliann Garey's Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See


Juliann Garey's debut novel begins with its narrator doing something unforgivable.
By: LISA WEIDENFELD  |  January 08, 2013



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Photos: Making a recipe from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook


Lisa Weidenfeld tries her hand at one of the recipes in The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook .
By: LISA WEIDENFELD  |  November 15, 2012

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Perelman in print: The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook


The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook  has arrived just in time for you to tackle some bold new dishes for Thanksgiving.
By: LISA WEIDENFELD  |  November 28, 2012

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Review: An Ian McEwan trifle


Sweet Tooth — a light, comic novel from Ian McEwan, tells the story of an intelligence agent in MI5 in the '70s.
By: LISA WEIDENFELD  |  November 14, 2012

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The other side of the McGovern legacy


George McGovern's death on October 21 has inspired remembrances of his status as a longtime liberal champion, but also his losing 1972 presidential campaign.
By: LISA WEIDENFELD  |  October 31, 2012



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