Top Picks: Joan Didion

Legendary journalist, memoirist and novelist Joan Didion turns 85 on December 4. In honor of her wide-ranging career, here's a look at her most groundbreaking work.  Born in Sacramento, Calif., Didion frequently moved around as a young child—her father served in the Army Air Corps—and she did not attend school on a regular basis. Instead…
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Top Picks: Celebrating Jay-Z

Jay-Z, rapper, songwriter, performer, executive and entrepreneur, is one of the most successful and influential hip-hop artists of our time. Born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, he's best known for hit songs such as "99 Problems," "Big Pimpin'," "Holy Grail" and "I Just Wanna Love U." The performer adopted the stage name…
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Guides to Gotham

I'm headed on a family vacation soon to New York City, and on a bit of a whim, I picked up A Book Lover's Guide to New York. I am so glad I did. Cleo Le-Tan covers the city from the Bronx to Brooklyn, with landmarks, bookshops, and libraries(!) of interest to anyone of a…
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A Thousand Ways To Go Home Again: Celestial Bodies Readalikes

Winner of the Man Booker International Prize, Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi chronicles the changes in Oman during the past century. The waning of slavery and the loosening of traditional strictures are major themes of this novel, taking the form of a family saga. Love doesn't always come from where it's supposed to, and the…
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