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The Upshot of ‘Billy Lynn’: Movies and Virtual Reality Don’t Mix, But Shouldn’t They?

“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” is the most accomplished and provocative movie in a long time that ever went down as a debacle. From the moment it …

Virtual Reality

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Alena

• <b>Author:</b> Rachel Pastan<p><b>In an inspired restaging of Daphne du Maurier’s classic Rebecca, a young curator finds herself haunted by the legacy of her predecessor.</b><p>Two years have passed since the tragic death of Alena, curator at the Nauk, a cutting-edge art museum on Cape Cod. At the Venice Biennale, …

The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles

• <b>Author:</b> Katherine Pancol and Others<p><b>Le Divorce meets The Elegance of the Hedgehog in this hilariously entertaining mega-bestseller from France</b><p>When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with his mistress, Joséphine Cortès is left in an unhappy state of …

The Patron Saint of Liars

• <b>Author:</b> Ann Patchett<p>In 1992, celebrated novelist Ann Patchett launched her remarkable career with the publication of her debut novel, <i>The Patron Saint of Liars.</i> On this 25th anniversary, read the best-selling book that is “beautifully written . . . a first novel that second- and third-time novelists …

The Rosie Project

• <b>Author:</b> Graeme Simsion<p>Now in paperback, the international bestselling romantic comedy “bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and…humor,” (<i>Entertainment</i> <i>Weekly</i>) featuring the oddly charming, socially challenged genetics professor, Don, as he seeks true love.<p>The art of love is never a science: Meet …

The Guest Cat

• <b>Author:</b> Takashi Hiraide & Eric Selland<p>A wonderful sui generis novel about a visiting cat who brings joy into a couple’s life in Tokyo<p>A bestseller in France and winner of Japan’s Kiyama Shohei Literary Award, The Guest Cat, by the acclaimed poet Takashi Hiraide, is a subtly moving and exceptionally …

25 Big Novels That Are Worth Your Time

What we love about big novels is that you have to get really comfortable with them. A big page count usually equals a big chunk of time, meaning you …

Lost & Found

• <b>Author:</b> Jacqueline Sheehan<p>A poignant and unforgettable tale of love, loss, and moving on . . . with the help of one not-so-little dog<p>Rocky's husband Bob was just forty-two when she discovered him lying cold and lifeless on the bathroom floor . . . and Rocky's world changed forever. Quitting her …

Andrew's Brain

• <b>Author:</b> E.L. Doctorow<p>This brilliant novel by an American master, the author of <i>Ragtime, The Book of Daniel, Billy Bathgate,</i> and <i>The March,</i> takes us on a radical trip into the mind of a man who, more than once in his life, has been the inadvertent agent of disaster.<b><br>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE</b> …

Dear Life

• <b>Author:</b> Alice Munro<p><b>A New York Times Notable Book<br>A Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction<br>A Best Book of the Year: The Atlantic, NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Vogue, AV Club</b><p>In story after story in this brilliant new collection, Alice Munro pinpoints the moment a person is forever altered by a chance …

The Round House

• <b>Author:</b> Louise Erdrich<p>National Book Award Winner<p>One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to …

Stella Bain

• <b>Author:</b> Anita Shreve<p>An epic story, set against the backdrop of World War I, from bestselling author Anita Shreve.<p>When an American woman, Stella Bain, is found suffering from severe shell shock in an exclusive garden in London, surgeon August Bridge and his wife selflessly agree to take her in.<p>A …

Perfect

• <b>Author:</b> Rachel Joyce<p><b>A spellbinding novel that will resonate with readers of Mark Haddon, Louise Erdrich, and John Irving, Perfect tells the story of a young boy who is thrown into the murky, difficult realities of the adult world with far-reaching consequences.</b><p>Byron Hemmings wakes to a morning that …

Book News: Adichie, Tartt Are Finalists For National Book Critic's Circle Awards

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>Donna Tartt's expansive third novel <i>The Goldfinch</i> and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel of race, love and power <i>Americanah</i> were among the fiction finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Also nominated were …

Iron Lake

• <b>Author:</b> William Kent Krueger<p><i>New York Times</i> bestselling author William Kent Krueger joined the ranks of today's best suspense novelists with this thrilling, universally acclaimed debut. Conjuring "a sense of place he's plainly honed firsthand in below-zero prairie" (<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>), Krueger …

The Flamethrowers

• <b>Author:</b> Rachel Kushner<p><b>NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW * New York magazine’s #1 Book of the Year * Best Book of 2013 by: The Wall Street Journal; Vogue; O, The Oprah Magazine; Los Angeles Times; The San Francisco Chronicle; The New</b> …

Promise of the Wolves

• <b>Author:</b> Dorothy Hearst<p>The first in The Wolf Chronicles trilogy, brilliantly weaving together original research, lovable characters and a dynamic, thoroughly engaging plot, <i>Promise of the Wolves</i> is a historical adventure story in the tradition of <i>Clan of the Cave Bear</i> and <i>Watership Down</i>.<p>Set 14,000 …

Niagara falls freezes over - in pictures

The polar vortex created a winter wonderland at one of the world's most iconic locations when extreme temperatures froze parts of the famous Niagara falls on the US and Canadian border

US polar vortex: the best pictures

The most extreme weather in decades has swept across North America, sending the mercury plummeting and causing chaos – but also creating stunning pictures