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Book Birthdays, January 19: Joyce Carol Oates, Bill Bryson, and a Squirrel

The Portable Veblen cover

New books released this week include “The Portable Veblen” by Elizabeth McKenzie, “The Man Without a Shadow” by Joyce Carol Oates, and “The Road to Little Dribbling” by Bill Bryson.

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Monday’s Margins: Joyce Carol Oates; Amazon Bestsellers; Occupy!

Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs topped Amazon’s Bestselling Books of 2011.

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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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January Staff Reading: Addendum

More IDT staffers chime in with their January reading lists…Mara Naselli: My reading life is chaos. There are books everywhere around the apartment, stacked, splayed open, or just scattered about. I’m reading Feasts and Riot for a freelance project I’m working on, and have at some time or another opened Tattooed Girl by Joyce Carol […]

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Staff Reading: January

A quick rundown of what some Identity Theory staffers are digging into this month…Drew McNaughton: Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson, The Brightening Glance: Children and Imagination by Ellen Handler Spitz, The New Kings: Nonfiction edited by Ira GlassRobert Birnbaum: The Song Before it is Sung by Justin Cartwright, Wrack and Ruin by Don Lee, […]

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Staff Reading for the Tiny Month of February

Robert Birnbaum has been reading Naked Sleeper by Sigrid Nunez, House of Meetings by Martin Amis, Zoli by Colum McCann, Joseph Epstein’s essay on turning 70, Chris Hedges’ Nov 2004 aricle on the Christian Right and the Rise of American Fascism (that no major US periodical would publish), Jon Lee Anderson on Hugo Chavez and […]

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