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IDT Staff Reading Lists: February ’08

Matt Borondy: Felicia Sullivan’s The Sky isn’t Visible from Here; The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel; and three random picks from the Burlington library (I just got a library card for the first time in five years): How to be Alone by Jonathan Franzen, Back on the Fire by Gary Snyder, and The Best American […]

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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: May 2007

Matt Borondy: A couple of books I tore through recently that were really enjoyable, well written and informative (but not incredibly “literary”) were Chasing Cool, a new book about marketing by Noah Kerner and Gene Pressman, and Don’t Make Me Think, a classic on user interfaces (and writing for the web) by Steve Krug. I’m […]

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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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More Staff Readings: December 2006

I just finished We Need to Talk about Kevin, by Lionel Shriver, and I re-read Lake Wobegon Days on the flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong. Now I’m on to Anne Tyler’s Digging to America and Tony Judt’s Postwar: A History of Europe since 1945.-Summer BlockHeidi Julavits’ new one, The Uses of EnchantmentFaulkner’s Light in […]

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What our Film Editor is Reading These Days

Wilder Times: The Life of Billy Wilder by Kevin LallyDevil in a Blue Dress by Walter MosleyCrackpot: the Obsessions of John Waters (if you like his films, you’ll want to devour this book whole — good news is you can in a handful of hours — get the updated 2003 edition, with director’s commentary)– Matt […]

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What Robert’s Reading This Month

Finn by Jon Clinch (a novel about Huck Finn’s father)The Crimson Portrait by Jody Shields“Tango” by Thom McGuane (in the New Yorker)Conversations with Thomas McGuane edited by Beef Torrey (excuse the chest pounding by my IDT chat with McGuane is in this tome–and in departure from my habits I actually reread it)The Killing Moon – […]

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