Most interview articles or books are interesting for personal or professional information brought to light. This book does that, and Hannah was, no doubt, a person whose work and life, both, were iconoclastic. Beyond this, however, these interviews surrender the funny, brilliant and honest conversational language of Hannah that defined his social being and his fiction. A must read for Hannah fans--lots of Oxford stuff -- with a nice intro by Jimmy Thomas.
Stuart Stevens has written five books on politics and travel, but this one's personal. THE LAST SEASON is an account of the year the author and his 95-year-old father set out to see every Ole Miss game in 2012. Stevens investigates the destinations life has taken him, especially regarding his relationship with his dad. As Pat Conroy says, "It's nuts, it's Ole Miss, it's outrageous, it's got depth and emotion."
Sloan Crosley’s two bestselling books of essays have been called “hilarious”, “charming”, and “slightly cracked”, so it’s no surprise her first novel, The Clasp, has those qualities, too. Three college friends are now in their late twenties on a wedding weekend that turns into an adventurous romp across Europe and a play on Guy de Maupassant’s famous short story, “The Necklace,” as these millennials find all that glitters is not gold.
When Tsukuru leaves his hometown for college and an engineering career in Tokyo, left behind are his four high school friends, two boys and two girls, with whom he has an intense and special relationship. Through his hopes and, literally, dreams, Tsukuru struggles to understand whether the control of his destiny is up to others, himself -- or no one at all. Alongside Tsukuru in his journey Murakami steers us effortlessly, and the journey becomes our own.