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All Grown Up? Three Books About The Mystery Of Coming Of Age Author Craig Nova recommends three books that take a fresh approach to the age-old bildungsroman. The experience of growing up is both universal and unique and, in these books, timeless.
NPR.org | 11 hours, 45 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Knowledge review what to do come the apocalypse Lewis Dartnell's guide to surviving Armageddon doesn't quite live up to its title, but it makes for a troubling readMost of the population has been wiped out by a virulent strain of avian flu and the job of rebuilding civilisation falls to you and a few o
The Guardian | 12 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Edible Atlas review it's gastronomic heaven Mina Holland tours the world for this entertaining yet educational store of food and cultural knowledgeThere's a glorious randomness about Mina Holland's world tour of 39 cuisines. Why not 38 or 40? Why three in Africa and five in Italy? Not that it matte
The Guardian | 12 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Can't and Won't review Lydia Davis drops her guard The American writer's latest short stories have lost some of their humour but hint at new depthsA new collection by Lydia Davis is a chance to revel in the possibilities of brevity. Can't and Won't spans 289 pages and features 122 stories; the majority co
The Guardian | 12 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Man Who Couldn't Stop review David Adam's compelling study of OCD Case studies including Churchill, Nikola Tesla and Hans Christian Andersen offer fascinating insights into OCD"Only a fool or liar will tell you how the brain works," says the author, midway through this fascinating study of the living nightmare
The Guardian | 13 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Books: New and noteworthy Robin Roberts and Elizabeth Warren both have memoirs arriving April 22.
USA Today | 14 hours, 54 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Updike' explores how reality inspires fiction Adam Begley's account of the novelist's life and adultery gives us a reason to reread Updike's books.
USA Today | 18 hours, 54 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
War. What Is It Good for? review Taking an evolutionary approach to history, Ian Morris argues that humanity has benefited from centuries of warfareWar is good for absolutely nothing; it means "destruction of innocent lives" and "tears to thousands of mothers' eyes" s
The Guardian | 21 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Jol Dicker: 'I lost a bit of control of my life' He has already sold 2m copies of his debut thriller. But that reality has yet to sink in for the 28-year-old Swiss authorJoël Dicker is wondering whether he is a writer. "I'm not sure yet I need to keep improving." It's an unexpected remark
The Guardian | 21 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Sophie Hannah: 'It's surprising how manypoems turn out to be about sex' The crime writer and poet on contrasting literary disciplines, the poetry of sex and the genius of Agatha ChristieSophie Hannah's talents are unusual: she is a bestselling crime writer (author of nine novels) and prize-winning poet (her fifth collection,
The Guardian | 21 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend