Name That Author!: Episode 8 →
Take a midday break and put your literary trivia knowledge to the test.
What closing sentences from books would you give...
Here are a few to get us started. “Are there any questions?” After the traumatic story comes the blunt, dispassionate sign-off. Margaret Attwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale seems rather apt considering the deluge of head-spinning news this year. We have plenty of questions about 2011: what on earth is sovereign debt?; what is Silvio Berlusconi’s hair made of?; and what agencies does Rick Perry want to...
Critical Linking: December 22, 2011 →
Looking Forward: 2012, the Year of the Sequel →
Which sequels are you waiting for in 2012?
Best Books of 2011: The Superlatives
Most Under the Radar The Astral by Kate Christensen What happened to this stellar novel by Christensen, set in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood and perhaps the greatest examination of a middleaged male psyche since (yes, I’m saying it) Leopold Bloom of Ulysses? It finally wound up on The Boston Globe Best of 2011 list by Jane Ciabattari, but it should have graced a dozen more. Longest Novel...
Does what we read truly tell who we are? →
Critical Linking: December 21, 2012 →
READING PATHWAYS: Colson Whitehead →
Name That Author!: Answers for Episodes 6 & 7 →