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'Trigger Mortis': New Bond Novel Brings Back Pussy Galore 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 12:18:00 -0400 
    For author Anthony Horowitz, the book is a return to the "true" James Bond. This means an unpublished scene from Ian Fleming himself — and a long-delayed reunion with a franchise favorite.


The Worst Kind Of Groundhog Day: Let's Talk (Again) About Diversity In Publishing 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 09:00:00 -0400 
    As a writer and critic, I am not just bored with this conversation. I am sick of it. I have written these sentences before. I will write them again.


'The Water Knife' Cuts Deep 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 07:03:00 -0400 
    Equal parts thriller and alarm call, Paolo Bacigalupi's new novel depicts a future America ravaged by drought. Reviewer Jason Heller says Bacigalupi keeps the plot taut and the dialogue slashing.


Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In There 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 03:29:00 -0400 
    The debate over whether digital books are better continues. Yet in the age of Amazon, the number of independent booksellers is up. The revival is fueled, at least in part, by digital natives.


In This Test Kitchen, The Secret To A Great Cookbook Is Try, Try Again 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 15:46:00 -0400 
    Yotam Ottolenghi and his partner have a thriving food empire that includes wildly successful cookbooks. We go inside their London test kitchen as recipes are put through their paces.


For Actress Maria Bello, Family May Be Complicated, But 'Love Is Love' 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 13:23:00 -0400 
    In her memoir Whatever ... Love is Love, Bello describes the evolution of her "modern family," which includes her romantic partner (a woman), her adolescent son and her son's father.


Fat Is Not A Four-Letter Word In 'Dietland' 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 07:03:00 -0400 
    There are different kinds of fat people in literature — funny or comforting, sometimes despicable. But Sarai Walker's Dietland gives us a new fat protagonist — complex, compelling and dangerous.


Author Margaret Atwood Contributes Manuscript To Future Library 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 05:04:00 -0400 
    As part of the Future Library project, Margaret Atwood's Scribbler Moon will not be read until 2114. Trees, that will be made into paper for that text, were planted last year in Norway.


Sip It Slowly, And Other Lessons From The Oldest Tea Book In The World 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 17:40:00 -0400 
    Over 800 years before tea was known in the West, a Chinese master penned the The Classic of Tea. In it, he blends the practical with the spiritual and emphasizes rituals from cultivation to drinking.


Prolific Fantasy And Science-Fiction Writer Tanith Lee Has Died 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 16:00:00 -0400 
    Lee wrote dozens of books, including Don't Bite The Sun and Death's Master -- the latter of which was part of her popular Flat Earth series. She was 67.


A Neurosurgeon Reflects On The 'Awe And Mystery' Of The Brain 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 14:30:00 -0400 
    In his memoir Do No Harm, Henry Marsh confesses to the uncertainties he's dealt with as a surgeon, revisits his triumphs and failures and reflects on the enigmas of the brain and consciousness.


Lovely Illustrations From The Story Of A Black Boy Who Dreams Of Going To Mars 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 12:39:00 -0400 
    The authors — who are black and queer — didn't see a lot of kids like them in children's books growing up. They wanted to help change that.


Learning To Love, And Forgive, In Brilliant 'Day' 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 07:03:00 -0400 
    Mat Johnson's funny, humane new novel follows a biracial man coming to terms with his identity — and the daughter he never knew about. Michael Schaub calls it a "beautiful, triumphant miracle."


Post-Ron Swanson, Nick Offerman Has The 'Gumption' To Be Himself 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 18:10:00 -0400 
    "I've never accused myself of being manly," Offerman says, noting his real-life persona is different from his Parks and Recreation character. His book is a set of essays about people who inspire him.


Novelist Mat Johnson Explores The 'Optical Illusion' Of Being Biracial 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 07:27:00 -0400 
    Johnson, the son of an African-American mother and an Irish-American father, has just written Loving Day, a funny, sometimes absurd look at what it means to grow up mixed heritage in the U.S.
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