Jami Attenberg Reads The Middlesteins

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Thursday, October 25th, 2012 | 1,963 views

The internet had generated so much buzz over Jami Attenberg’s newest novel, The Middlesteins, that when I suggested to a friend we should meet up there to hear her read, he scoffed that the place would be overrun and too crowded. But I still wanted to go, not just because of the internet chatter but […]

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Christopher Bollen and Jobie Hughes reads Barnes and Noble

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 | 1,997 views

The Upper West Side Barnes and Noble is a bit more intimate — if a chain bookstore can ever be intimate — than its sister in Union Square and the evening’s event featured two authors promised as emerging writers, a program that two decades ago, superstar Sherman Alexie was once part of. Christopher Bollen was […]

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Luis Jaramillo and Katie Kitamura Read Pete’s Candy Store

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Friday, October 19th, 2012 | 2,131 views

This week at Pete’s, the readers both had books on their way out. Luis Jaramillo kicked off the evening. His new story collection, The Doctor’s Wife, was either released on Wednesday, or according to Amazon, next month. The collection is, as Jaramillo explains, really a series of interconnected stories. And they are short. He read […]

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Sherman Alexie Reads Barnes and Noble

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 | 1,932 views

I had long heard that Sherman Alexie provided entertaining performances, and having been a reader of his books for well more than a decade, decided to brave the Union Square Barnes and Noble performance space. As far as readings go, there are better venues than Barnes and Noble. Its massive open space and rows and […]

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On Reading Junot Diaz’s This is How You Lose Her

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 | 1,408 views

I began reading Diaz’s new book only to think, “haven’t I read this already.” And then it occurred to me, that really, I’ve read this book twice already. His short story collection, Drown, is more or less a rough draft for the narrative of his critically acclaimed, award winning The Brief and Wondrous Life of […]

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