Posts Tagged ‘Books’

Speed Reads

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A Gate at the Stairs By Lorrie Moore, Out Sept. 1 Moore’s first novel in 15 years is a coming-of-age story set in a Midwestern college town, half a continent away from New York but still living in the shadow of 9/11. To Sound in the Know: Known more for her short stories, Moore published [&hellip
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An Idoit’s Guide to Manhattan

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In Jeff Nichols’ memoir Trainwreck: My Life as an Idoit, the stand-up comedian divulges his problems growing up with ADD and dyslexia—before he gets into the dirty bits about bong smoking and prostitutes. His story—both troubling and funny—was optioned and recently made into a movie. Sounds like he’s made the most of his dysfunction—but then [&hellip
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Summer Guide 2009: Books

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KGB’s Fantastic Fiction Enjoy the kind of speculation that won’t end with you losing all your money. A mix of veteran and up-and-coming writers of speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy and horror) read excerpts and short stories once every month for this free event. This summer, highlights include critically acclaimed writer Brian Francis Slattery on [&hellip
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Creepy Sex for Little Girls

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You wouldn’t think the book too bizarre from the back cover. It actually sounds quite mundane: “Yesterday’s children learned about the birds and bees in the street, from friends and other unknowledgeable sources. Most people agree that that day is past, the sexual revolution has arrived. But where can today’s child turn for information, not [&hellip
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