slate book review october 2014
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The Audio Book Club

The Audio Book Club Goes Wild

Slate’s critics discuss Cheryl Strayed’s memoir of a summer on the Pacific Crest Trail.

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Oct. 10 2014 10:18 AMBecause It Is Bitter, and Because It Is Not TartA cookbook devoted to an unexpected flavor.
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Oct. 9 2014 11:44 AMBlackness VisibleClaudia Rankine’s poems explore how to write about yourself when your language pretends you don’t exist.
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Oct. 9 2014 7:43 AMVaccine as MetaphorOn Immunity is a brilliant book-length essay about very old fears.
Culturebox
Oct. 8 2014 11:57 AMPatterns and PanelsHow comics portray psychological illness.
Culturebox
Oct. 8 2014 9:33 AMAll Your Life, Charlie Brown. All Your Life.The complete history of Lucy’s pulling the football away.
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Oct. 7 2014 9:56 AMSafe as HousesTana French’s extraordinary Dublin mysteries portray a city where everyone’s looking for a home.
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Oct. 5 2014 11:15 PMMartin Amis’ Zones of InterestCritics want him to stop writing about the horrors of history. But his new novel suggests vicious satire might be an honest way to treat the deaths of millions.
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Sept. 23 2014 7:14 AMFighting the Sophomore Slump, Five Novels at a TimeAnnouncing the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List.
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Oct. 10 2014 7:25 AMThe Plath CureMeg Wolitzer’s new young adult novel examines The Bell Jar through fresh eyes.
Culturebox
Oct. 9 2014 10:10 AMYes More DramaThe deep and unique pleasure of reading plays.
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Oct. 8 2014 1:49 PMMonkey BusinessPolitical journalism got personal long before Gary Hart had an affair.
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Oct. 8 2014 10:47 AMA Man, a Dog, and a MonsterAlec Longstreth’s delightful all-ages fable Basewood.
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Oct. 7 2014 10:30 AMBibliodromeDavid Cronenberg’s 21st-century noir novel Consumed.
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Oct. 6 2014 2:50 PMA Likeness of WingsMarilynne Robinson flies higher and goes deeper into issues of faith and redemption in Lila.
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Sept. 28 2014 8:45 PM“No Child Has Ever Been Harmed by Music”John Darnielle’s novel digs into an artist’s unspoken fears and doubts about his fans.