LURGAN, Northern Ireland — On a cold February night in 2001, as Joe Holbeach was jogging along the pebbled shores of Newcastle in Northern Ireland, he imagined being taken in by the vicious tide and drowning.
The first thing I learned about shopping after moving to Texas from the Caribbean was this: Go to Goodwill. When I needed my first hoodie, I went to Goodwill. When the carpet in my tiny studio got dirty,
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This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An earlier version of this article misstated which novel was the first published in the Jack Reacher series. It was “Killing Floor,” “Echo
When I was a teenager, I had an argument with a close friend about Bill Bryson. Both of us were competitive debaters, which meant we actively sought out sweeping, magisterial works like A Short History