Literary


The Tale End of Summer

The Tale End of Summer

The other day an entering ninth-grader confided that he was excited to begin the year at a school that really valued learning; he was looking forward to being a student in a place where he did not have to keep his intellectual curiosity a secret. That warmed the nerdy cockles of my heart – and [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 9/21/2009

Vroman’s Bestsellers 9/21/2009

Hardcover Fiction Lost Symbol, Dan Brown Cleopatra’s Daughter, Michelle Moran South of Broad, Pat Conroy The Help, Kathryn Stockett Shanghai Girls, Lisa See White Queen, Philippa Gregory Gate At The Stairs, Lorrie Moore Inhernet Vice, Thomas Pynchon Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson Blame, Michelle Huneven Hardcover Non-Fiction True Compass, Edward Kennedy Official Book [...]

Vroman's Bestsellers 9/13/2009

Vroman's Bestsellers 9/13/2009

Hardcover Fiction Blame, Michelle Huneven Wife of the Gods, Kwei Quartey Inhernet Vice, Thomas Pynchon Gate at the Stairs, Lorrie Moore White Queen, Philippa Gregory Help , Kathryn Stockett Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson Alex Cross Trial, James Patterson Magicians, Lev Grossman Hardcover Non-Fiction Inner Game of Stress, Timothy [...]

The Help

The Help

I’m taking the title of this section, “What We’re Reading,” seriously, because I’m posting about a book that I’m only halfway through. But I stayed up two hours too late last night reading it, and I can’t wait to get back to it tonight. So this is not a review, it’s a report on what [...]

Vroman's Bestsellers 9/07/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 9/07/09

Hardcover Fiction Homer & Langley, E L Doctorow Gate at the Stairs, Lorrie Moore South of Broad, Pat Conroy Help, Kathryn Stockett Shanghai Girls, Lisa See White Queen, Philippa Gregory Blame, Michelle Huneven The Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon Best Friends Forever, Jennifer Weiner Hardcover Non-Fiction L.A. Noir, John [...]

Vroman's Bestsellers 08/31/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 08/31/09

Hardcover Fiction Help, Kathryn Stockett Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon South of Broad, Pat Conroy That Old Cape Magic, Richard Russo Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Even Money, Dick Francis White Queen, Philippa Gregory Await Your Reply, Dan Chaon WWW Wake, Robert Sawyer Elephant Keeper, Christopher Nicholson Hardcover Non-Fiction Lighting Their Fires, Rafe Esquith Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell [...]

The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow

Contrary to what many people think, not all women of my age and socioeconomic category read only what Oprah tells us to — or, for that matter, read only “women’s” fiction. Oh sure, I read the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and totally loved it, and I have Shanghai Girls on my nightstand (but stopped [...]

Vroman's Bestsellers 08/24/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 08/24/09

Harcover Fiction Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon White Queen, Philippa Gregory South of Broad, Pat Conroy Help, Kathryn Stockett The Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson Scarecrow, Michael Connelly Wife of the Gods, Kwei Quartey Magicians, Lev Grossman This Is Where I Leave You, Jonathan Tropper Blindman’s Bluff, Faye Kellerman Hardcover Non-Fiction Something Incredibly Wonderful [...]

Vroman's Bestsellers 08/17/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 08/17/09

Hardcover Fiction Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It, Malie Meloy South of Broad, Pat Conroy Wife of the Gods, Kwei Quartey Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon South of Broad, Pat Conroy Help, Kathryn Stockett That Old Cape Magic, Richard Russo The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson Blindman’s [...]

Vroman's Bestsellers 8/10/2009

Vroman's Bestsellers 8/10/2009

Hardcover Fiction Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon Daughter of Kura, Debra Austin Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson That Old Cape Magic, Richard Russo Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Help,  Kathryn Stockett Best Friends Forever, Jennifer Weiner Jericho’s Fall, Stephen Carter Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann Rain Gods, James Burke Hardcover Nonfiction Wisdom of [...]

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