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  • Review: 'The Way the World Works' maps Nicholson Baker's mind

     Review: 'The Way the World Works' maps Nicholson Baker's mind
    The Way the World Works
  • The Saturday Read: 'Bitter in the Mouth' by Monique Truong

    The Saturday Read: 'Bitter in the Mouth' by Monique Truong
    In "The Writing Life," Annie Dillard advises would-be writers to find their bone, the thing that drives them to write, and to work as closely to that bone as possible. Dillard also instructs writers — with another corporeal metaphor — to...

    All you need is love

    EVERY so often, a novel comes along that describes a relationship with such thoroughness that you almost feel better about love. Maybe, just maybe, it's a worthy use of our time alive. Annie Dillard's "The Maytrees" is such a novel. It is also a reservoir...

    David Shields recommends 26 shifting nonfictions

     
    David Shields, the author of "Reality Hunger," couldn't help but notice the buzz when a new biography of Polish writer Ryszard Kapuscinski, above, said he invented some of his nonfiction. It's the latest in a series of small turmoils about...

    'Will You Take Me as I Am: Joni Mitchell's Blue Period' by Michelle Mercer

    Will You Take Me as I Am Joni Mitchell's Blue Period Michelle Mercer Free Press: 240 pp., $24.99 When Joni Mitchell thinks about confession, two things come to mind: witch hunts and Catholic priests. To be held up as the exemplar of confessional...