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Jan. 18, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 6


Jodi Picoult ’87 at home in Hanover, N.H.

What keeps her up at night

Jodi Picoult ’87 writes best-­sellers by asking ­questions about the things that worry us all

By Katherine Federici Greenwood

It is a beautiful morning at the New Hampshire home of best-selling author Jodi Picoult ’87, and all seems right with the world. Pumpkin-spice...

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What Princeton students are reading

An undergrad’s search for the book of her generation

By Angela Wu ’12

When I was 12, I was that sort of voracious reader who ran up against the public library’s 40-book borrowing limit every week. Reading meant one ...

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A quiet place to dream

As the new head of the New York Public Library — gem of the city — Anthony Marx *86 *90 must navigate budget cuts, e-books, and tradition

By Mark F. Bernstein ’83

There are few sacred spaces in midtown Manhattan, but the Rose Reading Room of the New York Public Library is one of them. Beneath the soaring...

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The bookman

Internet, be damned: Nicholas Potter ’73 sells books the old-fashioned way

By Michael Pettit ’72

On Palace Avenue in Santa Fe, Nicholas Potter ’73 has been selling used books for more than 35 years, just down the street from the 400-year-old ...

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The new tastemakers

Few newspapers review books these days. So who does?

By Christopher Shea ’91

Not long ago, newspapers and magazines considered it their cultural duty to guide readers through the torrent of books that American publishers ...

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Michael Lewis ’82, on the boomerang economy

By Merrell Noden ’78

“I think broadly it’s true to say that the scandalous aspects of Wall Street are legal. And what’s scandalous is that they are legal. ” Mid-November...

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