New Republic Editor And Writer's Best Books Of 2012

New Republic Editor And Writer Picks: Best Books Of 2012 | The New Republic: "I loved The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s brisk, graceful reimagining of the Iliad. The narrator is Achilles's companion Patroclus, a minor character in Homer’s original who makes for a surprisingly appealing protagonist. Miller’s book is a feat of storytelling: her take on the love affair between Achilles and Patroclus gives the epic tale of the Trojan War new emotional specificity. For a book that deals with a very old story, this was one of the most inventive debut novels I read this year."

Unusual Books for the Star Wars Fan
I figured this book would be a great for him to read up and be more prepared on the ways of the Jedi and I couldn't have been more right. He's already learned more about the ways of the force and the book has given him some insight into other Jedi.


Little Sign of a Predicted E-Book Price War
New York Times
The most extreme outcome went like this: Digital versions of big books selling for $9.99 or less would give Amazon complete domination over the e-book market. As sales zoomed upward, even greater numbers of consumers would abandon physicalbooks ...

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The American Sublime: 3 Books On Faith In The US
... by those seeking freedom not from religion but to practice their own versions of it: French Protestants and English Puritans. In many ways, religion is our founding fact. These books explore the vital undercurrent of faith in the expression of ...


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Boston Globe
Rhoda is a rabbit, the imaginary heroine of a children's book, written and illustrated by a Natick painter decades ago, that had slipped through the cracks of time. And the publication of “Rhoda's Ocean” this year was the moving epilogue to a romance ...

Boston Globe

Interview: Kaleo Griffith, actor/audio book narrator
Although he is a relative newcomer to audio books, his incredible voice ensures that we'll be hearing a lot more from him. (Note from HEA curator Joyce Lamb, who has noticed that Pamela is being too humble to mention that Kaleo also narrates, quite ...

Thinking about a book, and a brother, at Christmas
Yahoo! Sports
The other was the book. It was called Brian McFarlane's Hockey Annual and it was a compendium of true and fictional stories by writers with names like Peter Gzowski, Gary Lautens, Bob Dunn and Norm MacLean. It had cartoons and puzzles and jokes about ...

Northwest authors in the news
The Seattle Times
Two local authors wound up on New York Times book critic Janet Maslin's “best books of 2012” list: Seattle's Maria Semple for “Where'd You Go, Bernadette” and Olympia author Jim Lynch for “Truth Like the Sun.” Both books are set locally (contemporary ...

Let the 2012 Presidential Campaign Books Begin
New York Times (blog)
The publisher said that the book was in the spirit of the Hunter S. Thompson classic “Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail” and “gives a firsthand account of the madness traveling with the White House press corps, bringing to life a series of ...

How to Draw ... Father Christmas
The Guardian
Learn how to draw characters just like those featured in your favourite books, with these step by step guides by children's book illustrators. What are your favourite pictures from children's books? If there's an artist you'd like to see included in ...

Joe Blogs: Books on the Top Shelf
By Joe Posnanski
Books on the Top Shelf. So, I've spent the last day or two reorganizing the books in my office. It's a long and boring story, so of course I'm going to share it here. We have two rooms in our house that work for a home office. The first -- where I'm working right now -- is on the third floor .... I'm just saying they're really good ones, books that I came across in this process and thought: "Hey, I really liked that book, that goes up on the shelf." .... This comment has been removed by the author.
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Author Gets Inside The Minds Of NFL Coaches In New Book « CBS ...
By jessicamarcus
New York Daily News columnist Dave Myers has a new book called "Coaching Confidential: Inside The Fraternity Of NFL Coaches."
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