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The publishers' year: hits and misses of 2013

Robin Robertson Deputy publishing director, Jonathan Cape<p><b>The book that made my year:</b> Many years ago, I was sitting in Blake's bar in Enniskillen with John McGahern and he recommended an American novel from the 60s, written by John Williams: a book called <i>Stoner</i>. I thought it was astonishing, and I …

Best Books of 2013 : NPR

Nancy Pearl Turns Back The Pages With Picks From The Past

There has been no shortage of noteworthy new books this year. In fact, the prospect of choosing just a few of them to recommend to NPR's Steve Inskeep "kind of overwhelmed" librarian Nancy Pearl. So, "out of a sense of desperation," she says, Pearl combed through her own personal library stacks for …

The Luminaries: A Novel (Man Booker Prize)

<b>The bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning novel hailed as "a true achievement. Catton has built a lively parody of a 19th-century novel, and in so</b> …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

10 DVDs for the Cinephile In Your Life - PAPER

All I ever want for Christmas are not my two front teeth, but a stocking stuffed with Blu-rays and DVDs. Here are some suggestions for possible gifts for the cinephiles in your life:<p><i>James Dean: Ultimate Collector's Edition</i> <b>(Warner Brothers). $72.49.</b><br>A stunning box with remastered Blu-rays of the …

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

Self-improvement

Three Weeks with My Brother

• <b>Author:</b> Nicholas Sparks & Micah Sparks<p>As moving as his bestselling works of fiction, Nicholas Sparks's unique memoir, written with his brother, chronicles the life-affirming journey of two brothers bound by memories, both humorous and tragicIn January 2003, Nicholas Sparks and his brother, Micah, …

Twelve Years a Slave (With Illustrations)

• <b>Author:</b> Solomon Northup<p><b>The Premier Edition of "Twelve Years a Slave"</b><br>Enjoy this new release of "Twelve Years a Slave." You won't find a better price or higher-quality version of this classic text. This edition includes: -The full text of "Twelve Years a Slave" -The original high-quality …

Think Big

• <b>Author:</b> Ben Carson, M.D. & Cecil Murphey<p>In Think Big, which emanates from the last chapter of his best-selling Gifted Hands, Dr. Ben Carson prescribes his personal formula for success. And who could better advise than one who transformed his own life from that of being a ghetto kid with problems in …

The Wolf of Wall Street

• <b>Author:</b> Jordan Belfort<p><b>Now a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio</b><p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b> <br>By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the binge that sank a …

The Best Political Books We Read in 2013

The “Best of” sea­son is upon us. This year, like last year, we’re of­fer­ing up the polit­ic­al books we loved the most in 2013.<p>Here they are, in no …

How America abandoned its “undeserving” poor

With poverty on the rise in the late 1970s, Reagan conservatives waged war on the needy — and won<p>After the mid-1970s progress against poverty stalled. The 1973 oil crisis ushered in an era of growing inequality interrupted only briefly by the years of prosperity during the 1990s. Productivity …

The best films of 2013: Mark Kermode's choice

It was the year that someone finally made a movie which made me think that 3D might not be just a headache after all. After the adventurous experiments of Ang Lee's <i>Life of Pi</i> and Martin Scorsese's <i>Hugo</i> (both of which used the format inventively, but not essentially), Alfonso Cuarón's <i>Gravity</i> was a …

War Room

• <b>Author:</b> Michael Holley<p>Bill Belichick is one of the titans of today’s game of football. Now, sports commentator and bestselling author Michael Holley follows three NFL teams—the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, and Atlanta Falcons—from training camp 2010 through the Super Bowl and into the …

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