Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading: Dirty Wars and Polished Silver

A journalist’s memoir of life and death, and life again.

November 16, 2017

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Weekend Reading: In the Midst of Winter

Isabel Allende’s new novel applies her lyric voice to immigration, refugees and falling in love in late middle age.

November 9, 2017

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Weekend Reading: The Romance of Elsewhere

Lynn Freed has a complicated vision of “home”: It’s often best when seen from elsewhere.

November 2, 2017

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A ‘ThriftStyle’ Flames Desire

This new book is for newbie thrifters and old hands alike.

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Weekend Reading: Coming to My Senses

Food guru Alice Waters of Chez Panisse has a new memoir. Even better, you can have dinner with her this weekend!

October 26, 2017

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Weekend Reading: Going Into Town

Roz Chast’s “Love Letter to New York” is a lot funnier than any we might have written.

October 12, 2017

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Weekend Reading: The Last Castle

Biltmore is the product of America’s Gilded Age. And its true story has more twists and turns than most of us know.

October 5, 2017

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Weekend Reading: Victoria & Abdul

They were an odd pair, an old queen and her young servant, and in the end the Establishment would have its revenge.

September 28, 2017

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Weekend Reading: I’m the One Who Got Away

We grow up absorbing family habits. We spend the rest of our lives trying to outgrow them.

September 21, 2017

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Weekend Reading: The Golden House

Salman Rushdie’s new novel explores migration and reinvention, set in a very raucous contemporary New York.

September 14, 2017

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Weekend Reading: Norma

A mother’s death and the mystery of magical hair.

September 7, 2017

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Weekend Reading: The Burning Girl

Adolescence is a time of intensity, when most of us have no choice but to leave childhood things, and people, behind.

August 31, 2017

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Weekend Reading: My Life to Live

Agnes Nixon turned her soap opera of a life into TV stories we watched for years.

August 24, 2017

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Weekend Reading: Fierce Kingdom

There are all sorts of wild animals at the local zoo.

August 17, 2017

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Weekend Reading: The Misfortune of Marion Palm

Don’t put your money on Marion: She’ll steal it from you..

August 10, 2017

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Weekend Reading: Rain

Raindrops shaped like parachutes? What we don’t know about one of our last regular encounters with untamed nature.

August 3, 2017

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Weekend Reading: The Windfall

In this witty novel, the newly wealthy Jha family finds out how upward mobility works in New Delhi.

July 20, 2017

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Weekend Reading: Shoebox Funeral

She had 10 siblings, but the little critters on her Pennsylvania farm captured her heart.

July 13, 2017

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