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A Skirt Amongst Men

Aifric Campbell’s caustic novel follows a young Irishwoman’s rise in the world of high finance.

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Aug. 9 2013 12:00 PMOutrageous FortuneA self-published riff on Hamlet broke every Kickstarter record. But is this book worth $580,905?
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Aug. 9 2013 11:20 AMMy Metonym for Self-Reference Weighs a TonWhen the “resoundingly and in all ways white” David Foster Wallace tried to write about hip-hop.
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Aug. 9 2013 10:40 AMPlotsThe characters in Javier Marías’ novel say plot doesn’t matter—but they’re stuck in one.
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Aug. 9 2013 10:00 AMMoses Parting the Red-Ink SeaClark Howard, the most reasonable financial guru in the bookstore.
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Aug. 9 2013 9:20 AMThe Beautiful Uncut Hair of GravesBrian Teare’s poetry is about grass, but it’s also about life and death.
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Aug. 9 2013 7:35 AMChoire Sicha and Barry HarbaughThe Slate Book Review author-editor conversation.
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Aug. 9 2013 5:10 AMThe Audio Book Club on Life After LifeOur critics love Kate Atkinson’s ingenious historical (and counter-historical) novel of World War II.
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Aug. 7 2013 2:45 PMMass-Market MarathonThe beauty of the pocket paperback: If it stinks, you can just throw it away!
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Aug. 6 2013 5:15 AMMass-Market MarathonThe book Vonnegut called “The truest and funniest sex novel any American will ever write.”
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Aug. 5 2013 11:21 AMCorrectionsThe short and difficult marriage of Jonathan Franzen and Oprah Winfrey.
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Aug. 5 2013 5:32 AMMass-Market MarathonOne week at the beach, 23 pocket paperbacks.
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Aug. 9 2013 11:40 AMNo Sex Please, We’re FrenchSophie Fontanel stayed magnifique through a long dry spell.
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Aug. 9 2013 11:00 AMSee You Again, Old BeijingMy book was banned in China for five years. Then they cleared it—and let me visit on a book tour.
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Aug. 9 2013 10:20 AMNothing Happens, DeliberatelyWhy Necessary Errors feels like a new model for contemporary fiction.
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Aug. 9 2013 9:40 AMMass-Market MarathonTinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is everything I hoped it would be.
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Aug. 9 2013 9:00 AMBritten’s BoysA new biography explores the music of Benjamin Britten, but does it give short shrift to the composer’s infatuation with the underage?
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Aug. 9 2013 6:45 AMA Superhero’s Origin StoryA new comics trilogy tells the tale of Rep. John Lewis and the struggle for civil rights.
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Aug. 8 2013 10:30 AMMass-Market MarathonA Shirley Jackson mystery—and the case of the disappearing literary paperback.
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Aug. 7 2013 11:30 AMMass-Market MarathonA Charles Portis novel can clear your sinuses like a shot of whiskey.
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Aug. 5 2013 12:15 PMMass-Market MarathonRevisiting John Gardner’s Grendel, the first book that blew my mind.
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Aug. 5 2013 8:15 AMMass-Market MarathonThe magic of Xanth, and of books you can read on the beach.
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July 16 2013 11:34 AMPrivate “I”J. K. Rowling’s undercover detective story sounds sort of like her, sort of better.