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Booked solid

A hefty season of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
The holidays are over — time to hit the books.
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  January 04, 2010


Tall tales

Novelists and poets set fancies flying
This fall brings fiction and poetry lovers new treats from old friends.
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  September 14, 2009


The whole truth

Tomes from the 'fact' department
It's the economy, stupid. Or maybe politics or literature. Fall non-fiction goes wide and deep, so plan for some marathon reading.
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  September 14, 2009


Full shelf

The best in summer reading
Hot town, summer in the city. . . . or in the country. . . . or at the beach. Wherever you are, don't forget your books.
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  June 08, 2009


Mixed book bag

Reads to thaw out with
It looks like a good season run-up to beach reads, with new fiction from Denis Johnson and Aleksandar Hemon, biographies of Gabriel García Márquez and Cornelius Vanderbilt, and John Updike's final collection of poetry.
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  March 16, 2009


More sex, more Lincoln

A hefty reading season, from Jayne Anne Phillips and T.C. Boyle to Pablo Neruda
The subject of Lincoln is like catnip to publishers (and readers), but the only things missing from our winter list are actual cat books.
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  December 30, 2008


Winners and sinners

Barth, Bolaño, Roth, Morrison, and more
Ah, fall, when Nobel Prize winners are announced — and, now, when past winners turn up with more good reading.
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  September 11, 2008


Booked up

Several shelves’ worth of summer reads
Summertime, and the reading is easy.
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  June 09, 2008


Making book

Spring Arts Preview: Fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
This spring brings exciting story collections from established authors and hot newcomers.
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  March 10, 2008


Winter reads

Novels from Peter Carey and Russell Banks, poetry from Elizabeth Bishop, and advice from Madeleine Albright
Esteemed fiction writers, young stars, the Civil War, the ’60s, and the morass of contemporary geopolitics — it’s all here for reading during winter’s long, dark nights.
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  December 21, 2007
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