Baseball season is finally here, which puts The Millions in mind of this excellent excerpt from The Art of Fielding.
It’s also Passover. There is a new book out about General Grant’s expulsion of the Jews from Kentucky during the Civil War. It happened. The episode also featured prominently in Dara Horn’s excellent novel All Other Nights. (See my review of All Other Nights and my interview with Dara Horn about the novel.)
In other Passover news, Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander co-edited The New American Haggadah. I have a copy, and it’s beautiful. Foer wrote about the project in The New York Times. BGB contributor Nicole’s rabbi gives it a mixed review, calling it “the Mad Men” Haggadah. Which may only make it sell more copies.
Time has an excerpt of the second book in Colin Meloy and Carsdon Ellis’s Wildwood Trilogy, Under Wildwood.
News that made my week, Carrie Brownstein inked a deal for a memoir. Yes, please.
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Another list: Three Magical Myths for Grown-Ups
The list that begs the question – Have book lists jumped the shark?: Top 10 Present Tense Books
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