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  1. Atomic science in ancient Rome: The Swerve


    December 15, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    The Italian scholar Poggio Bracciolini (1380 – 1459) was a great book scavenger. He wandered into Germany and France, searching for manuscripts that might be valuable or significant. In 1417,…

  2. Ghostly


    December 1, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    That’s the perfect title for bestselling author Audrey Niffenegger‘s new collection of ghost stories. Shocking or Unexpected or Twisty-Turny wouldn’t do, because the reader sometimes has a pretty good idea…

  3. 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…

  4. 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,…

  5. 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…