Jul 18, 2012 @ 12:21:00 am
After months of warning, Larry McMurtry’s Last Book sale is finally under way in Archer City, Texas. The novelist and famed used-book seller is offloading two-thirds of the inventory from his world-renowned bookstore, Booked Up. Even though McMurtry is shedding 300,000 titles, he’s made clear that he has no plans to close the store entirely.
Former State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter has landed a book deal to expand upon her much-discussed essay in The Atlantic about the difficulties women face in balancing their domestic and professional lives. "Why Women Still Can't Have It All” was the cover story of the July/August issue and attracted over a million readers online.
In this week’s New Yorker, Jack Hitt reports on “forensic linguistics,” or how linguists can solve crimes that the police can’t
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