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What We’re Reading: October 2013

The Clumsy Living

Our staff’s reading list for October includes books by Jhumpa Lahiri, Aimee Bender, Allan Gurganus, Lisa Fugard, Naomi Wolf, Jane Smiley, Bob Hicok, and other authors.

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Late Summer 2013 Reading List

Late Summer 2013 reading list books

Our staff’s late summer reading list includes titles from Masha Hamilton, Mark Kurlansky, Kate Zambreno, Tao Lin, Mary Ruefle, Matt Pine, Jesse Ball, Carol Shields, and more.

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Our Spring 2013 Reading List

Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi

There are more, but I realize listing them is just showing off which I am not averse to but hey…

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Our 2012 Holiday Reading List

Building Stories

This month’s books include titles from Jared Diamond, Kurt Vonnegut, John Irving, Laura Moriarty, Joe Bageant, Susannah Cahalan and many other unique voices.

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What We’re Electing to Read in November 2012

Books We're Reading this November

Books we’re reading this November include a Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons, The Headmaster’s Wager by Vincent Lam, On Christian Contemplation by Thomas Merton, Both Flesh and Not by DFW, Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins, Best American Short Stories 2012, A Good Fall by Ha Jin, and many other titles.

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Oktobookfest: What We’re Reading, October 2012

The Voice is All Jack Kerouac cover

The Identity Theory Staff Reading List for this month includes books on Yoko Ono and Jack Kerouac, new efforts from Martin Amis and Naomi Wolf, the latest issue of Granta, and much more.

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The Identity Theory Staff’s Summer Reading List for 2012

Jim Harrison Great Leader cover

Our staff’s summer reading list for 2012 includes Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward, The Pale King by David Foster Wallace, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain, and The Great Leader by Jim Harrison.

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What We’re Reading: April 2012

cove-ron-rash

April’s staff reading list includes Hemingway, Ron Rash, Vanessa Veselka, Gary Lutz, James Franco and more.

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Identity Theory Staff Reading: March 2012

The Identity Theory staff reading list for March 2012 includes new stuff by Dan Chaon, Don Lee, Laird Hunt and more.

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January/February 2012 Reading List: Chronic City, Matterhorn, and The Obamas

I’m finishing up Lethem’s Chronic City and Hugh Barker/Yuval Taylor’s Faking It: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music.

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December 2011 Reading List: Turtle Island, Michael Chabon, Percival Everett

Matt Borondy is reading two poetry books: Turtle Island by Gary Snyder and our music editor Anna-Lynne’s new one.

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November 2011 Reading List: Peter Matthiessen, Roberto Bolano, Lauren Oliver, Jonathan Franzen

Robert Birnbaum is reading The Third Reich by Roberto Bolano, The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco, Stolen Souls by Stuart Neville, and The Wake of Forgiveness by Bruce Machart.

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May 2011 Reading List: Micheal Crumney, John Sayles, Wilfred Santiago

A sampling of books we are reading this May…

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What We’re Reading: August 2009

I’ve got the latest issues of American Short Fiction and One Story next to me on my couch, alongside James Hannaham’s God Says No and the new Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor by Brad Gooch (the latter two by Little, Brown).

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The Invention of Everything Else

The Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt is a terrific, imaginative story of the great inventor Tessla and a chambermaid at the Hotel New Yorker.

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