xxxlheart: 10 books that have stayed with you
Not pictured: The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
A lot of writers have alter-egos, but few are as interesting as Benjamin Black, the crime-writing persona of Irish novelist and Year in Reading alum John Banville. The author’s new novel adds an entry to the saga of a crime-fiction icon: Raymond Chandler’s Angeleno detective, Philip Marlowe.
by Jon Nicholls
Kick-ass women crime writers for Women’s History Month. These crime-fighting pioneers don’t fear a little murder and mayhem—they welcome it.
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The Professor by Charlotte Bronte, 1952. Purchased from the Crows Nest book fair for $5.00.