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'Agent' proves timely and believable
Energy
Published in 4-3-2014
    730 Visits
The author's eye for detail about global issues was honed when he was an award-winning investigative reporter - two stints as a correspondent in Iraq - at the New York Times. The result are solid spy thrillers with believable plots that, despite their complexity, never lose sight that world events are all about basic human experiences.
'Train' rides the rails through history
Energy
Published in 4-3-2014
    1396 Visits
The routes American railroads follow were laid out almost exclusively in the 19th and 20th centuries, when trains were symbols of modernity and industrial power. [...] today, riding a train - especially in the United States - can feel like stepping into a time machine. Railroads are a mode of transportation invented, quite by accident, by 18th century Britons trying to keep water out of undergro ...>>
'Bark' offers stories with introspective bite
Energy
Published in 4-3-2014
    714 Visits
"Bark," Lorrie Moore's new collection of stories, is bound by the awkward, painful and comical march of middle age. Dropping in on characters pre- and post-divorce, these eight stories tether readers to a shifting landscape where the past and the future are equally fuzzy and up for grabs. [...] the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University, Moore, 57, earned ...>>
Book Excerpt: 'Glitter and Glue' by Kelly Corrigan
Energy
Published in 4-3-2014
    2169 Visits
When I was growing up, my mom was guided by the strong belief that to befriend me was to deny me the one thing a kid really needed to survive childhood: a mother. [...] we were never one of those Mommy & Me pairs who sat close or giggled.


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