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  1. I’m going to give Sally Mann’s memoir to my wife as an anniversary gift. Will she hate it?


    November 16, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    And if it wins the National Book Award, will that cut any mustard with my spouse? Hold Still: A Memoir With Photographs is a NBA nonfiction finalist, and the winners will be…

  2. The perfect Thanksgiving gift: Readers will all be thankful they don’t live in 18th Century Greenland


    November 7, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    Kim Leine’s The Prophets of Eternal Fjord is an epic novel of Greenland and its tortured relationship with Denmark. Morten Falck, as he calls himself for most of the novel,…

  3. Mary Gaitskill’s new novel, The Mare


    October 12, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    Velveteen Vargas, usually known as Velvet, lives in Brooklyn. She goes to upstate New York as a Fresh Air Fund kid, and her sponsors there are Ginger and Paul. Ginger…

  4. The perfect Halloween gift: David Mitchell’s new novel.


    September 28, 2015 by Reader's Connection

      I don’t remember if my holiday gift suggestion list has ever paid attention to Halloween before, but listen up: David Mitchell’s Slade House is due to be published on October 27th. This…

  5. Lila and Elena – The fourth and final novel about these two Italian girls has arrived.


    September 16, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    My 12-Weeks-of-Christmas list isn’t supposed to start until October, but I’m jumping the gun. Has anyone on your gift list read Elena Ferrante’s first three Neapolitan Novels? The final book…