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Kristin Cashore reads an excerpt from her book Fire at the Harvard Book Store Tuesday evening. Marie K. Rutkoski, who was planned to read from The Winner's Crime, could not attend due to weather difficulties.
Alex S. Jones, the director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, moderates the annual Goldsmith Awards in Political Journalism celebrating works that encourage improved debate about public service and government. Jones, who will retire in July, moderated the awards for the last time as the director of the Shorenstein Center.
Professor of Government Thomas E. Patterson, left, presents the Goldsmith Book Prizes for best academic and trade book as Alex S. Jones, right, looks on.
Vann tells a moving story of a memorable protagonist. His novel, at once bleak and poetic, told in shimmering, original figurative language, succeeds in its uncompromising look at family relationships.
“So my thinking was: If a lot of people come, then a lot of people get to hear these great poets. And if nobody comes, instead of feeling like a failure by myself I can go and get drunk with the other poets.”
Although at times tiresome in its stilted dialogue and simplistic characters, “The Buried Giant” is nonetheless a moving parable of remembrance, loss, and the resilience of love.
Barnes and Noble’s recent announcement that the company would divide its education and retail divisions into two separate publicly traded companies will not affect operations at The Harvard Coop, which is managed by Barnes and Noble.
“Discontent and Its Civilizations” tells a story, or perhaps a series of mini-stories, that may feel relatable, especially to those who have had the experience of feeling like an outsider and wondering where they belonged.
Larsen's writing drips with creativity; the characters are deep and engaging. In the shortest summation that can be mustered: “I Am Radar” is a journey that far surpasses its destination.
Unfortunately, Tyler spends a good portion of the book stuck in prolonged ending and at the same time the book itself ends too fast. “A Spool of Blue Thread” proves unable to mend Tyler’s disconnected portrait of the entire family.
At its worst, U.’s obsessive search for significance may become tedious for his readers; yet, on the whole, McCarthy has written an engaging work that forces the reader to reassess “meaning” itself.
Despite the wild and positively confusing ride the reader is in for when reading this novel, Van Den Berg has successfully shaped this story into one that emphasizes the unique powers of the mind.