Whether Claire of the Sea Light is a novel or a book of stories is a literary question, one students and scholars are welcome to debate for years to come, now that Danticat has given the book to us.
The long arm of the law has been the slow arm of the law in dealing with the collapse of MF Global, among other Wall Street firms that critics and the Occupy movement blamed for the economic meltdown in 2008.
The story will especially resonate with many Jewish women who continue to suffer the shame and guilt of being agunot, and who, like Juliet, are left afloat in their quest to grapple with their identity.
In a sustained, hilarious, tender and convincing conclusion to the journey she has taken the Lerners, and we readers, on, Mary Kay Zuravleff shows how we can never re-enter the same river in the same the water: The current (no pun intended) has produced new waters in the river of life.
For Generation Y, the rules for career success have changed dramatically. Doing your job well isn't enough anymore. You have to realize your own potential and maximize your success to take your career to the next level.
Fleming clearly reiterates the point that from our beginnings as a nation we have been plagued by the moral dilemma posed by the entrenched and repugnant institution of slavery.
Anne was going to wake up one morning in possession of the authority she needed to go out and start her life. To acquire the position she really wanted -- whatever that was -- and succeed. Like Gregor Samsa in reverse, she'd reach her feet to the floor and head into the world a whole person.
Kylie's Heel is a terrific read. It's one of those books whose well-devised plot makes it difficult to write about without spoiling things for the reader.
We are offered a memoir and a bundle of morality tales that follow, first, the arc of Dr. Norman Rosenthal's life, then vignettes of his heroes, and conclude with his pondering about farewells.
Robery Craft has written several books on composer, Igor Stravinsky's life and work, and he has even more to disclose, controversially it turns out, in Stravinsky: Discoveries and Memories.
Whether you prefer to explain our own extremely unlikely existence as nonetheless inevitable given a multiverse of infinitely many parallel realities, or as owing to the operation of some anthropic principle, the fact remains: Here we are.
At that moment, I decided to put my ego aside and read the book. I finished it in one sitting. It wasn't always pleasant, mind you. After all, Amy Ahlers was calling me on every lie I ever told myself. But it was necessary. And Ahlers offers challenges, exercises, and affirmations to help you through every lie in the book.
What makes a book chick lit as opposed to literary fiction? This question is, in reality, not difficult to answer -- at least for any thoughtful reader who enjoys a variety of fiction -- but it continues to surface.
During the past year, Goodreads has really become a front and center social network for authors. First, with their new Amazon relationship and now it ...
Qiu Xiaolong's Enigma of China is the kind of thing that writing teachers might dismiss as containing too many implausible dimensions -- except for the fact that almost all that was included is a direct transcript of China's current bizarre reality.
I think it is quite appropriate that we as a society don't simply confine the idea of hero to one who earns his way to significance with knives, swords, bullets or guns. Doing so nurtures an unhealthy construct of masculinity often referred to by academics as hyper or false; you and I simply call it "macho."
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Published on September 24th, 2013