Top 10 Most Recommended Books of 2012

“Do give books for Christmas. They’re never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.”  ~ Lenore Hershey So many books, so little time… If you are still floundering about for a good Christmas gift, here is a list that may help.  Recently,  Flavorwire complied a list of the most recommend books from fifteen respected magazines and newspapers and…

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Louise Erdrich Wins 2012 National Book Award

It was a good morning for author Louise Erdrich, as she was announced the recipient of 2012’s National Book Award for her novel The Round House.  Like much of Erdrich’s other work (Love Medicine, The Red Convertible), The Round House concerns the life of a Native American family in crisis and a culture in jeopardy. The Round House is…

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Hey Genius, MacArthur’s Calling

One call, out of the blue, $500,000, and no strings attached. Wouldn’t that be nice? Unfortunately, this only happens to geniuses… I’m talking about the MacArthur Foundation‘s ‘genius grant,’ which yesterday was awarded to 23 recipients. Among them were authors Junot Diaz, writer of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and the more recent…

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