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'Blood, Bones & Butter' Recipe: Egg And Cheese Sandwich With Tomato And Onion Jam

Lily Bellow | Posted 05.06.2012 | Books
Lily Bellow

It is with not only comfort, but the careful layering of Hamilton's identity, in mind that I chose this recipe for an egg and cheese sandwich. In it, you'll find many flavors I think(and hope) would resonate with Hamilton:

How Reading 'Blood, Bones & Butter' Gave Me New Perspective

Amy Cao | Posted 05.05.2012 | Books
Amy Cao

There's a great quote I read recently: 'The days are long, but the years are short.' To me, Gabrielle's Blood, Bones & Butter is the recollection of a woman who, in her youth, had to rush through both.

'Blood, Bones And Butter' Recipe 1: Eat While You Read

Lily Bellow | Posted 04.24.2012 | Books
Lily Bellow

It's hard not to be inspired to cook when reading Gabrielle Hamilton's Blood, Bones and Butter. The first 5 chapters of the book, conveniently and tidily wrapped up in the "Blood" section, establish Hamilton's most intimate roots.

Drinking Rakija In The Tiger's Wife and Los Angeles

Anna King | Posted 04.01.2012 | Books
Anna King

In my last blog, I mentioned the prevalence of rakija drinking in Obreht's novel, and my subsequent plan to track some down to sip along with my reading. It didn't take long to find.

Death in The Tiger's Wife

Danielle Wiener-Bronner | Posted 03.31.2012 | Books
Danielle Wiener-Bronner

For me, The Tiger's Wife is about the stories we tell ourselves to help us understand death, especially when it is pointless, and especially when it is far away.

The Power of the Unknown

Daisy VanDenburgh | Posted 03.14.2012 | Books
Daisy VanDenburgh

One thing that has really stuck out at me while reading The Tiger's Wife is the power of the unknown and its effect on people. In Chapter 2, Natalia becomes frustrated when she fails to persuade one of the diggers, Duré, to allow her to treat his children for illness.

'The Tiger's Wife': Cancer, War and Booze

Anna King | Posted 03.14.2012 | Books
Anna King

In a novel set in an unnamed, war-ravaged Balkan country where the souls of the dead linger on earth for 40 days to "rummage through drawers and peer inside cupboards," there's going to be much that's strange, exotic and foreign.

Grasping for Grandpa's Ghost

Diamonte Hamlett | Posted 03.11.2012 | Books
Diamonte Hamlett

I feel eerily connected to the story of The Tiger's Wife and I'll share that reason in a moment. This richly woven story explores the complex relationship between a grandfather and granddaughter, a fascinating line of consanguinity that has gone mostly unexplored in mainstream fiction until now.

The HuffPost Book Club Starts Today!

Posted 03.04.2012 | Books

Happy New Year everybody, and welcome to the start of The Huffington Post Book Club! This year, we're going to be reading together ten remarkable b...

Put Down the Remote: Announcing the Launch of HuffPost TV

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.13.2012 | TV
Arianna Huffington

I'm happy to announce a new addition to our cultural coverage: the launch of HuffPost TV -- exclusive interviews and clips, reviews and recaps, the stories behind the scenes of your favorite shows, and TV listings along with HuffPost's powerful blog and community platforms.

Announcing The HuffPost Book Club

Andrew Losowsky | Posted 02.11.2012 | Books
Andrew Losowsky

The Huffington Post is launching a book club. This is why.

The World Is Changing, Are You?: Why The Way We're Working Isn't Working Is This Month's HuffPost Book Pick

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arianna Huffington

There is no mistaking that the way we're working isn't working. Figuring out why this is so -- and what we can do about it -- is the animating idea behind The Way We're Working Isn't Working.

This Month's Book Club Pick: The Road From Ruin Charts the Path to Capitalism 2.0

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arianna Huffington

An open, orthodoxy-free conversation about how we can fix our broken financial system is exactly what we need. Reading The Road From Ruin -- and joining in our month-long discussion about it -- is a great way to start. READ MORE Is Undercover Boss the Most Subversive Show on Television? Undercover Boss is the kind of popular entertainment that can start out as one thing but morph into something that turns a spotlight on just how out of touch America's corporate chiefs are. READ MORE WATCH: Arianna Discusses the Final Push for a Public Option on The Ed Show LISTEN: Arianna Talks About Move Your Money on Public Radio's AirTalk WATCH: Arianna Weighs in on Massa's 'Wasted Hour' with Glenn Beck on AC360

'Empathic Civilization' LIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW With Author Jeremy Rifkin Tomorrow At 3pm

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.26.2011 | Books

All throughout February, Arianna's been reading Jeremy Rifkin's "The Empathic Civilization"--the historical argument that empathy has helped us surviv...

Only Empathy Can Save Us: Why Jeremy Rifkin's The Empathic Civilization Is This Month's HuffPost Book Club Pick

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arianna Huffington

For this month's HuffPost Book Club, I have chosen Jeremy Rifkin's The Empathic Civilization, which boldly sets out to present nothing less than -- as Rifkin puts it -- "a new rendering of human history."

'Shadow Elite' Author Interview: Janine Wedel And HuffPost Washington Bureau Chief Dan Froomkin Discuss January's Book Club Pick (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Did you miss it? We've wrapped up our exploration of Arianna's second book club pick, Janine Wedel's "Shadow Elite". To finish things off, HuffPost W...

'Shadow Elite' Live Video Event, Author Janine Wedel And HuffPost Washington Bureau Chief Dan Froomkin, Tomorrow Jan 28, 2pm EST

Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amy Hertz

'Shadow Elite' by Janine Wedel is the book Arianna's been reading for the month of January. Thanks to Janine Wedel and many others, the book has initiated a crucial debate over the survival of democracy in America.

Shadow Elite: Do You Know Whose Agenda You're Being Sold?

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 01.03.2012 | Books
Janine R. Wedel

In the community of fewer than 2,000 in which I grew up, the proverbial six degrees of separation melt away. You can't help but play multiple roles in...

Announcing My First Pick for the HuffPost Book Club: In Praise of Slowness

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arianna Huffington

My first pick for the HuffPost Book Club is In Praise of Slowness, a terrific book by Carl Honore about the need for a more balanced existence.

The Slow Revolution is Growing... Fast

Carl Honore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carl Honore

Being Arianna's first pick is a tremendous honor. It also serves up a delicious irony. My book is called In Praise of Slowness. Yet HuffPost is a pioneer on the fastest communication platform ever devised. Not exactly a natural fit.