When an eight million-volume library system won’t cut it
Pulitzer prize-winning author gives talk as this year’s Kestnbaum Writer-in-Residence
The singers and beat boxers in A Cappella Council are finally poised to take center stage. Compared to a cappella groups at universities like Yale or Brown, the U of C a cappella scene is relatively young, and it’s still forming.
“We think it’s a social building,” a MAC representative said. “The combination of the courtyard and the history is part of what’s here.”
By the end of the collection, the reader is left to wonder what Munro might accomplish if she were to try her hand at writing stories about women who suffer less.
The contrapuntal structure of the play is almost symphonic, with each scene serving to amplify and complement those preceding and following.
This year’s looming flu season brings along with it Margaret Atwood’s new novel The Year of the Flood to help feed our microbe-induced hysteria.
Stephan Elliott’s Easy Virtue may be more Andre than Dom Perignon, but it still manages to deliver a pleasurable two hours.
In her new novel The Divorce Party, Laura Dave works with good material and ideas but falls back on standard chick lit plotting in the end.
Drood, a fictionalized account of the last years of Dickens’s life, is an enjoyable, if overly long, thriller, complete with cameos from famous literary figures, practitioners of Egyptian occultism, and denizens of an underground city in the sewers of London.
T.C. Boyle creates a beautifully written potboiler full of of sex, revenge, and beautiful language.