Author Archives: Matt Borondy

Enter The Valley of Amazement: Monday’s Margins

The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan cover

New books this week from Amy Tan, Ann Patchett, Fannie Flagg and more.

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A Life in Books: Monday’s Margins

A Life in Books Warren Lehrer

New books this week: A Life in Books by Warren Lehrer, At Night We Walk in Circles by Daniel Alarcón, and Johnny Cash: The Life by Robert Hilburn

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The Re-Emergence of Donna Tartt: Monday’s Margins

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Donna Tartt’s first book in ten years, The Goldfinch, comes out this week; Charles Blackstone releases a new book; and fans of The Beatles and Philip Roth get early Halloween treats.

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Author Q&A: Joseph Bates (Tomorrowland)

Joseph Bates

“It took me a long time to learn restraint, especially in terms of humor. Early on in my writing, I never met a joke I didn’t like.”

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New Anne Rice and Christopher Rice: Monday’s Margins

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New books this week from the Rice clan and others, plus a local reading by Joseph Bates.

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10 Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes on Truth, Peace, and Compassion

Thich Nhat Hanh

“It is my conviction that there is no way to peace – peace is the way.”

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Dave Eggers, Creative Habits, and 40 Years of Erica Jong: Monday’s Margins

Nothing To See Here

New books from Dave Eggers, Chuck Palahniuk, Andre Dubus III, George Pelecanos and Jo Baker. Plus: Fear of Flying 40 years later, and habits of the most creative people.

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New Malcolm Gladwell and T.C. Boyle: Monday’s Margins

David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

This week’s new books include titles from Malcolm Gladwell, T. C. Boyle, Elizabeth Gilbert, Identity Theory contributor Joseph Bates, and spy-turned-novelist Valerie Plame.

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#RockBannedBooks

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In honor of Banned Books Week (Sept. 22-28), we created the Twitter hashtag #RockBannedBooks to raise awareness of books that have been banned or contested.

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SLEEP, by Ted Spagna

Ted Spagna Sleep cover

“Ted Spagna’s photographs have done more than any other medium to make sleep science visible and, hence, directly understandable to the general public.”

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Stephen King, Julian Barnes, and Banned Books: Monday’s Margins

Doctor Sleep Stephen King cover

New books from Stephen King and Julian Barnes his stores this week, which is banned books week. Also: a Brooklyn Book Festival recap, and Leonard Cohen, the novelist.

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10 Donald Hall Quotes

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“Let us stifle under mud at the pond’s edge
and affirm that it is fitting
and delicious to lose everything.”

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Young People’s Literature and New Thomas Pynchon: Monday’s Margins

Thomas Pynchon Bleeding Edge

This week brings us new books from Thomas Pynchon, Nicholson Baker, Jesmyn Ward, and Art Spiegelman as well as the National Book Foundation’s inaugural Young People’s Literature Longlist.

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Used Book Review: Pocket Kings, by Ted Heller

Pocket Kings by Ted Heller

A middle-aged loser-ish writer struggling to shop his shockingly misanthropic third novel falls into a pit of literary despair but discovers that he has a natural talent for online poker.

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Interview: Ruth Ozeki, Author of A Tale for the Time Being

author Ruth Ozeki

“The earthquake and tsunami forced me to put myself on the line, as it were, and to step into the fictional world and participate.”

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