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NY Times Editor Pamela Paul’s ‘My Life with Bob’ is a Treat for Book Lovers

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I received multiple copies of My Life with Bob as a gift for my birthday; evidently several people believed I would enjoy it and of course, they were right! As a reader, what’s not to like about a book about someone who loves books. Author Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review kept a record of everything she read in her Book of Books (Bob) for almost 30 years. Her memoir takes us along her life journey with the list of everything she read along the way from her teen years to adulthood. This journal, Bob, is synonymous with her, representing a diary with hopes and dreams, the good, the bad and the ugly. The books she…

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Rupert Isaacson’s ‘The Long Ride Home’ Follows an Autistic Boy’s Journey Around the World

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One year after Rupert Isaacson, founder of The Horse Boy Foundation, and Autistic son Rowan met with a shaman in Mongolia in the hopes of somehow helping Rowan (a story you can read about in Isaacson’s first book, The Horse Boy), Isaacson started to notice that his son’s behavior was regressing, despite the significant improvement he showed after leaving Mongolia. It was clear that something was missing, and then Isaacson recalled the shaman telling him Rowan would need to experience three other healing journeys. In The Long Ride Home (Horse Boy Press, March 3), Isaacson shares the life-changing trek from Africa to Australia and back to the United States that changed not only Rowan’s life but the entire family’s life as well. Chock-full of…

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Exclusive: Paul Theroux Discusses Culture and History in the Deep South

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Among our most prolific writers, Paul Theroux has published more than 30 novels and 19 books of non-fiction, many of them travel books, which have brought readers from London to Tokyo, from Panama to China, from Croatia to Kenya, from Burma to India, and to many points in between. However, his latest book, Deep South: Four Seasons on the Back Road (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; September 29, 2015), kept the author closer to home. Theroux spent four seasons on rural roads throughout the southern Unites States. He visited gun shows and small-town churches and spoke to laborers and people who still call the farm up the road “the plantation.” He spoke to the working poor and farming families, social workers and…

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