Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver. This
novel is such a good read, funny, generous, unpredictable, that it took
me a while to realize how stunningly intelligent and brave it is. It
With each new novel, acclaimed British
author Zadie Smith seems as if she’s reacting violently against the one
before it. After the exuberant prose and plot of her sprawling, Rushdian
Don’t worry, there aren’t any beanbag chairs, and these
books of stories don’t have any pretty pictures. Lunch Pail Tales: A
Story Hour for Grown-ups is exactly what it sounds like: an adult
Punk zinester Joe Biel’s Powell’s chat will be a riot.
Expect stories about cops breaking up fights outside house shows,
roadies on endless tours and squatting mobs reclaiming abandoned homes
Love means never having to say you shot the president.
As the 50th anniversary of the John F.
Kennedy assassination nears, in 2013, two out of three Americans still
believe Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone in murdering the president.
Wordstock authors on sex, dystopia and Fifty Shades of Grey.
Portland’s annual literary festival, Wordstock, is back
and it’s…roughly the same size as ever. For two days, the hallowed halls
of the Oregon Convention Center will play host to some 200 vi