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From The New York Times Book Review popular 'By the Book' segment, 65 of the world’s leading writers open up about the books and authors that have meant the most to them.
by Denis Johnson
The Laughing Monsters is a high-suspense tale of kaleidoscoping loyalties in the post-9/11 world that shows one of our great novelists at the top of his game.
by Richard Ford
Ford reinvents his beloved character Frank Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In four richly luminous narratives, Bascombe attempts to reconcile, interpret and console a world undone by calamity.
by Brooke Shields
Actress and author of the New York Times bestseller Down Came the Rain, Brooke Shields, explores her relationship with her unforgettable mother, Teri, in her new memoir.
by Stephen King
A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life.
by Alice Munro
From the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature comes a new selection of her peerless short fiction. Gathered from the collections of the last two decades, Family Furnishings is a companion volume to Selected Stories (1968-1994).
by Peter Mehlman
Chock full of heart and humor, the debut novel of former Seinfeld writer Peter Mehlman shows how one snap decision can change the course of a life.
by Meghan Daum
Combining the piercing insight of Joan Didion with humor reminiscent of Nora Ephron's, Daum dissects our culture's most dangerous illusions and sentimentalities while retaining her own joy and compassion in her new collection of essays.
by Amy Poehler
In her first book, one of our most beloved funny folk delivers a smart, pointed, and ultimately inspirational read. Yes Please is a rich and varied collection of stories, lists, poetry, photographs, mantras and advice.
by Matt Richel
From Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology's vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic "texting-while-driving" car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006.
Veteran US Marine Phil Klay was awarded the National Book Award for fiction for his debut novel, Redeployment.
At the same event, 85 year old science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin was presented with the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
Gabrielle Hamilton, author of the brand new cookbook Prune, told the New York Times that Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain is the only chef memoir that matters and called it the Pledge of Allegiance and the national anthem of line cooks everywhere.
What if the greatest characters in literary history had cell phones? As reported by NPR, author Mallory Ortberg imagines how Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester might have texted in her comedic new book, Texts from Jane Eyre.
Waterstones' booksellers have announced the shortlist for their annual 'Book of the Year' prize. The list includes 8 books including The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan and H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald.
The Guardian announced Eimear McBride is this year's winner of the prestigious Geoffrey Faber prize, making A Girl is a Half Formed Thing one of the most talked about books of the year.
According to The Guardian, Matthew McConaughey is tipped to play villain Randall Flagg in Hollywood's four film series based on Stephen King's 1200 page novel The Stand.
Three books author Alan Furst read and loved in the last year? Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History by Rhonda Garelick, The Diamond Chariot by Boris Akunin, and The Snows of Yesteryear by Gregor von Rezzori.
Author Sean Michaels was awarded Canada's prestigious Giller Prize for his debut novel, Us Conductors.