Archives for: "May 2008"

Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri

May 28th, 2008
Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this stunning debut collection unerringly charts the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations. "A writer of uncommon sensitivity and restraint...Ms.… more »

May 27th, 2008
"No, I'm not cold," I said, and heard an impatient and irritated edge in my voice. I have been criticised for that later in life, by women especially, and that is because it is women I have used it against. I admit it. more »

Book of the Month - June, 2008

May 19th, 2008
The World According to Garp by John Irving This is the life and times of T.S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields -- a feminist leader ahead of her times. This is the life and death of a famous mother and her almost-famous son; theirs is a world of… more »

May 18th, 2008
It was the pure Language of the World. It required no explanation, just as the universe needs none as it travels through endless time. What the boy felt at that moment was that he was in the presence of the only woman in his life, and that, with no need… more »

The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport - Carl Hiaasen

May 15th, 2008
Ever wonder how to retrieve a sunken golf car from a snake-infested lake? Or which club in your bag is best suited for combat against a horde of rats? If these and other sporting questions are gnawing at you, The Downhill Lie, Carl Hiaasen's hilarious… more »

May 14th, 2008
...and I was having this insight that my parents had let me loose in the world without explaining anything of importance to me. more »

The Brass Verdict

May 13th, 2008
Lincoln lawyer Mickey Haller and LAPD Detective Harry Bosch team up in this new novel by Michael Connelly. Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood… more »

May 12th, 2008
What he had taught me was to be reckless, taught me that if I let myself go, did not slow myself down by thinking so much beforehand I could achieve many things I would never have dreamt possible. more »

2008 Edgar Awards

May 7th, 2008
Mystery Writers of America is the premier organization for mystery writers, professionals allied to the crime writing field, aspiring crime writers, and those who are devoted to the genre. MWA is dedicated to promoting higher regard for crime writing… more »

May 6th, 2008
I misplace things far too often these days, my glasses more than anything. My car keys. I enter stores and forget what I've come for, leave the theater with no recollection of what I've just seen. If time for me really is a series of bookmarks, then I… more »