New mysteries include works by Wiley Cash, Kiernan Shields You also know how much I like to highlight exceptional crime fiction debuts. Wiley Cash's "A Land More Kind Than Home" (William Morrow, $24.99) and Kieran Shields' "The Truth of All Things" (Crown, $25) hit my sweet spots this month. (I'm also a baseball fan.) 04/14/2012 - 12:00 pm | View Link
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19 SUNDAY | 5 P. M. Richard Blanco, the poet for President Obama’s second inauguration, will discuss his memoir “The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood,” at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Read full article >>
Azar Nafisi is an enthusiast. In the epilogue to her book, “The Republic of Imagination,” she states that she began her analysis (but, really, celebration) of American literature intending to write about 24 books. She ended up choosing three: “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “Babbitt” and “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.” In these works by Mark Twain, Sinclair Lewis and Carson McCullers, she finds the essence of the American experience, filtered through narratives not about exceptionalism or fabulous success, but alienation, solitude and landscape.
On an April day in 1859, the editor of the modest Central Illinois Gazette was busily setting type in his West Urbana office when the paper’s owner summoned him to meet a guest. “Old Abe is here and he wants to see you!” With his sleeves rolled up and some ink smudges on his hand, William Osborn Stoddard reluctantly put down his stick of type for a chat with Abraham Lincoln.
At the start of “Gray Mountain,” John Grisham’s angry and important new novel, Samantha Kofer — age 29, Washington native, graduate of Georgetown and Columbia Law — is a third-year associate at a huge New York law firm. She works 100 hours a week, doing boring chores that she hates, but she’s earning $180,000 a year and expects to be a $2 million-a-year partner by age 35.