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Slate Book Review
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The Audio Book Club
Nov. 7 2014 9:33 AMThe Audio Book Club Goes to The Magician’s LandOur critics discuss the final volume of Lev Grossman’s fantasy trilogy.
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Nov. 6 2014 3:49 PMRather HopelessAnthony Powell’s bleak first book is the funniest novel you’ve never read.
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Nov. 6 2014 9:41 AMRabbit EarsAn all-ages cartoon memoir about a deaf girl and her search for a best friend.
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Nov. 5 2014 3:12 PMThe Old NormalWhere should readers draw the line between Richard Ford and his famous protagonist Frank Bascombe?
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Nov. 5 2014 12:27 PMLook at Me, I’m Peggy LeeA new biography makes the “Fever” singer seem glamorous and pathetic all at once.
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Nov. 3 2014 1:20 PMInvisible Airplane, Meet Glass CeilingWilliam Moulton Marston, his two wives, and the feminist origins of Wonder Woman.
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Oct. 31 2014 3:30 AMThe Monkey’s PawA special Slate edition of the classic 1902 story of the macabre.
The Audio Book Club
Oct. 10 2014 1:03 PMThe Audio Book Club Goes WildSlate’s critics discuss Cheryl Strayed’s memoir of a summer on the Pacific Crest Trail.
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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.
Brow Beat
Oct. 7 2014 12:40 PMDoctor, Do I Have Second Novel Syndrome?
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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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Nov. 7 2014 9:27 AMThose Happy Golden YearsMore than 80 years later, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s true story is published.
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Nov. 6 2014 3:27 PMThe Lady VanishedA new biography introduces us to the real Penelope Fitzgerald.
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Nov. 6 2014 8:53 AMThe Tragic Story of Everyday LifeLudmilla Petrushevskaya is the Tolstoy of the communal kitchen.
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Nov. 5 2014 1:19 PMPretending to Be MeA new biography of Philip Larkin can’t face his flaws.
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Nov. 4 2014 9:34 AMDown and OutDenis Johnson returns to Africa, this time in fiction.
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Nov. 3 2014 10:08 AMHow the Right Was WonFinally, a book that tells the real story of the marriage equality movement.
Culturebox
Oct. 24 2014 12:51 PMLight Emotional SharingAmy Poehler joins the famous women’s comedy/memoir/advice-book club.
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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.
Books
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.
Doublex
Sept. 29 2014 11:43 PMLena Dunham, the BookMore shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.

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