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Robert Pirsig obituary Author of the 1970s cult bestseller Zen and the Art of Motorcycle MaintenanceWhen, in 1968, Robert Pirsig, who has died aged 88, sent a synopsis and sample of his novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance to 122 publishers, only one showed any inter
The Guardian | 21 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' author Robert Pirsig dies at 88 The 1974 book became a cultural touchstone after more than 100 publishers turned it down.
USA Today | 21 hours, 39 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Cannery Row may be sentimental but it is far from shallow John Steinbecks story of kindness among eccentric unfortunates is full of jokes and fond nostalgia as well as quiet profundityCannery Row is a kind of nostalgic thing, according to John Steinbeck. He wrote it, as he explained in a 1953 essay, for a group
The Guardian | 22 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Anything Is Possible' Is Unafraid To Be Gentle Elizabeth Strout's new novel-in-stories is a welcome salve for troubled times. A companion volume to last year's My Name is Lucy Barton, Anything is Possible looks at the people Lucy grew up with.
NPR.org | 23 hours, 3 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Neil Gaiman on American Gods, Norse Mythology and more books podcast Neil Gaiman is an author who needs (almost) no introduction: the mind behind much-loved novels including Neverwhere, Stardust and Coraline, all of which have been adapted for film, TV and radio. The latest to be adapted is American Gods, which starts on A
The Guardian | 23 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Match Book: In Search of New Memoirs That Go Light on Catastrophe A reader (and writer) of memoirs notes that dysfunction and disease haunt the genre. What can he read that's trauma-free?
New York Times | Apr 25, 2017 09:50 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Elizabeth Gaskell: Charlotte Bront's unlikely defender against prurient gossip Where Gaskell was gregarious and conventional, Bront was an introverted maverick but the former did fierce, invaluable work to protect the latters reputationHere are some reasons to hate Elizabeth Gaskells The Life of Charlotte Bront: it is moralistic and
The Guardian | Apr 25, 2017 09:32 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
My Very Own Space by Pippa Goodhart review a fun bunny tale This action-packed story of a rabbit craving his own space will resonate with children wanting a bit of hushTheres a telling dedication at the beginning of this new book from Pippa Goodhart, the British author best known for her Winnie the Witch series. F
The Guardian | Apr 25, 2017 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Fiction: A Brilliant, Incendiary Joan of Arc Story for a Ravaged Earth In Lidia Yuknavitch's novel “The Book of Joan,” a space colony of survivors orbits a post-apocalyptic Earth.
New York Times | Apr 25, 2017 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Nonfiction: The Truth Is Out There, and the Feds Paid to Find It In “Phenomena,” Annie Jacobsen explores the government's research into things that go bump in the night.
New York Times | Apr 25, 2017 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend