May 2012
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Hilary Mantel’s Heart of Stone

A brilliant follow-up to Wolf Hall from an author whose anger “would rip a roof off.”

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May 5 2012 12:30 AMA Mother Is a Story With Neither Beginning Nor EndAlison Bechdel’s follow-up to Fun Home examines her difficult relationship with her difficult mom.
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May 5 2012 12:27 AMYour Breasts Are Trying To Kill YouA smart new history takes boobs seriously.
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May 5 2012 12:24 AMWalking and TalkingGideon Lewis-Kraus went on a pilgrimage with Tom Bissell. Only one of them wrote a book about it.
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May 5 2012 12:20 AMWhen I’m Sixty, MoreBoomers grow old in country homes, and Anna Quindlen is on it.
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May 5 2012 12:14 AMThe Bewildering Art of the Air KissAn expatriate's memoir explains how this is no longer your parents’ Paris.
Slate Fare
May 5 2012 12:06 AMAnnouncing the Return of the Audio Book ClubIn June we’ll be discussing Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel.
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May 5 2012 12:02 AMThe Yankees From Both Sides of the PlateTwo new books paint very different pictures of the House That Ruth Built.
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May 5 2012 12:28 AM“How Could He Possibly Have a Nose Left?”Wine-tasting with Jay McInerney.
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May 5 2012 12:25 AMYou Are Very Cold, and This Feels Like an AdventureA hair-raising self-published novel of an epically bad love affair.
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May 5 2012 12:22 AMThe Critic as MemoiristJonathan Lethem’s new book on Talking Heads is the latest entry in an exciting new hybrid form.
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May 5 2012 12:15 AMThe Defense Never, Ever RestsA wildly overstuffed debut about a Manhattan public defender, empanadas, girls in hats, and the perfect crime.
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May 5 2012 12:12 AMOrganized NoiseA debut novel attempts to visually represent the music inside its hero’s head.
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May 5 2012 12:04 AMRichard Feynman vs. Robot Wernher von BraunThe Manhattan Projects imagines a World War II won—or maybe lost—by paranormal research.
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May 5 2012 12:01 AMOh My, That’s Not What I Thought You Had Up ThereAlex MacLean’s Up on the Roof peeks in on NYC’s most mysterious (and underutilized) spaces.